Careers at King James’s School 2019-2020


Careers is very important at King James’s School and has been for a long time.

The Careers Team work hard together to ensure that all students are prepared for life post 16 when they move on from us. This is done through the curriculum, enrichment opportunities and our close links with C&K Careers, Post 16 establishments and local employers and businesses that allow students to develop an understanding of different career paths.

Our aim is to inspire pupils to chase and achieve their dreams and ensure that individuals’ personal aspirations are the most important factor in any activity. We do this by helping them to access information on the full range of post-16 education and training opportunities that is up to date, impartial and free from bias and stereotyping.

The Careers Team work hard to ensure that all of our students receive high quality careers education, information, advice and guidance, and this is especially true for our vulnerable, disadvantaged and pupil premium students. 


Quality Standard, Awarded for Careers 

King James’s School has been successfully assessed against the C&K Careers Standard, which is nationally validated by the Quality in Careers Standard. This award is proof that the careers, education, information and advice (CEIAG) offered to students at King James’s School meets the standard set by the Government in its revised statutory guidance requirements, which recommends all schools work towards a quality award. To achieve the award, the school has:

  • had its CEIAG provision audited against the Quality In Careers Standard
  • agreed to further develop the CEIAG on offer
  • demonstrated that CEIAG is an important part of the education and support students receive

King James’s School Careers Team 2020 - 2021:

Elizabeth Atkinson, Head of Integrated Studies

Vikki Bottomley, Pastoral Leader for Year 9

Sue Carter, Head of Computing

Debra Casson, Careers Adviser, C&K Careers

Helen Clayton, Extended Schools Co-ordinator, including Work Experience

Pastoral Leader Year 10

Kirsty Flynn, Careers Leader and Leader of Alternative Curriculum

Janette Haworth, Pastoral Leader Year 11

Jan Jones, Governor linked with Careers

Alice Kleinman, Pastoral Leader Year 10

Sarah Moore, Careers Adviser, C&K Careers

Abbigail Terry, Assistant Principal with responsibility for Careers 


Key contacts

Email Mrs Terry if you have any questions about careers at King James's School: 

Email Sarah Moore if you have questions about careers advice at the St Helen's Gate site:

Email Debra Casson if you have questions about careers advice at the Fernside site:


Important Documents

CEIAG Policy 2020

Provider Access 2020

Careers Curriculum 2020

Careers information for parents

Careers information for students

Careers Calendar 2020