Our vision for Careers Guidance at the Hospital Education Service is to provide a comprehensive and progressive programme that provides effective careers information,advice and guidance for all students. We challenge ourselves as a service to go above and beyond for our pupils to find the setting that is suited to them and meets their needs. We believe that giving students the correct careers education and guidance can improve their motivation to learn and help them to achieve.

Careers lead contact information

Asif Takolia
Telephone: 024 76 978796

Note: The contact information is for pupils registered with the Hospital Education Service. 

Gatsby principles

At the Hospital Education Service we use the Gatsby benchmarks and the careers and enterprise company tracker tool kit to assist in providing the best possible outcomes for our students. A stable careers programme.

  1. Learning from career and labour market information
  2. Addressing the needs of each pupil
  3. Linking curriculum learning to careers
  4. Encounters with employers and employees
  5. Experiences of workplaces
  6. Encounters with further and higher education
  7. Personal guidance

Independent careers advice

The school has brought in the Prospects service, to complement other careers education provided through PSHE lessons and tutor times. The Prospects advisers will meet pupils regularly and provide impartial advice and guidance for options post 16. Pupils can also request a meeting with a careers adviser via Mr Takolia if they require additional assistance. 

Our careers adviser from Prospects is Sheree Portus. 

Key Stage 4

A full programme of interviews with our Prospects adviser will be conducted throughout the year and pupils based permanently at Whitmore Park Annexe and on home tuition will have access to an adviser. The data collected from interviews, combined with information about proposed destinations obtained from all students, results in a clear picture about post-16 intentions for Year 11. Any pupils with an EHCP (Education and Health Care Plan) will also receive careers guidance at their annual review. 


All pupils studying at Whitmore Park Annexe will have careers education as part of their PSHE lessons. We follow a tailored curriculum allowing pupils to explore careers alongside finance education to give a realistic view of options after school. This topic is delivered in the Spring term. 

Visits and open days 

Throughout the year we will visit different employers and further education establishments to give pupils a better insight into the world of work and further education.

We regularly visit the following organisations:

Employer visits

  • Belgrade Theatre
  • Coventry Central Library
  • BBC Coventry and Warwickshire
  • Amazon BHX4
  • Coventry City Council 

Further Education

  • Coventry College
  • Warwickshire College Group
  • Coventry Adult Education Service 

On Demand

  • BIMM - British and Irish Modern Music 
  • BOA - Birmingham Ormiston Academy
  • Hereward College Coventry

Career exploration, information, progression and links


We value feedback from pupils, parents, employers and other partner agencies on our careers programme. If you are interested please email Mr Takolia using the contact details above. 

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