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Careers

Careers Lead:  Mrs M Walker

Independent Careers Guidance: Provided by Nexion

In line with Government regulations, all students must be in Education or Employment with training, such as an Apprenticeship, until their 18th birthday.

The Careers Education, Information, Advice & Guidance (CEIAG) programme at KSHS complies with Government legislation and Careers Statutory Guidance as set in the 8 Gatsby Benchmarks.

  • A stable career’s programme
  • Learning from career and labour market information
  • Addressing the needs of each pupil
  • Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • Encounters with employers and employees
  • Experiences of workplaces
  • Encounters with further & higher education providers
  • Personal guidance

CEIAG is included in the PSHE programme in school to ensure directed time is used specifically for this purpose. Where the timetable is unable to accommodate this, such as Years 9 and 11, specific drop-down Careers days are organised at various times throughout the year.

Titles of topics covered in Careers lessons are on the ‘PSHE curriculum map’ in this section, coloured green. The school term in which topics are covered can vary as we are dependent on the availability of speakers and employers.

Resources

The school subscribes to the platform UNIFROG, this is a one stop shop for information and links to Subjects, Careers, Online Courses, University Information, Apprenticeship Information, T Levels and much more. There is also provision for students to store details of their personal achievements for CV’s and Personal statements. This platform is extensively used throughout school starting with Personal Skills and Qualities in year 7.

Students can also use the well-stocked Careers library, situated within the main library, which has information on Careers, Apprenticeships and University and College prospectuses.

Employers - Could you help our students understand more about the World of Work?

To enhance our Careers programme, we are seeking Employers to expand our network of companies and individuals who collaborate with us in school, can facilitate on-site visits, and could also offer Work Placements for year 12 students.

We are interested in all careers, from Engineering to the Arts!

If you would like to support our Careers programme and are prepared to donate your time and expertise, it would be great to hear from you. Please contact, Mrs M Walker Careers Lead with a brief paragraph about your business.

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