Careers at King James’s School 2019-2020

Welcome 

C&K Careers works with King James’s School to provide students with independent careers information, advice and guidance(http://ckcareersonline.org.uk/professionals/what-is-iag) helping them to make important decisions and choices about your future plans. The Careers Adviser has a qualification in careers guidance and experience working with students from a variety of backgrounds.

 

King James’s School Careers Team:

  • Jackie Addy, Pastoral leader Year 9
  • Elizabeth Atkinson, Head of Integrated Studies
  • Sue Carter, Head of Computing
  • Helen Clayton, Extended Schools Co-ordinator, including Work Experience
  • Joanne Fitzgerald, 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
  • Sarah Moore, Careers Adviser, C&K Careers
  • Abbigail Terry, Assistant Principal with responsibility for Careers

 

The Careers Adviser supports students by:

  • providing impartial information, advice and guidance on careers, GCSE options and Post-16 options, including college courses, apprenticeships and university
  • supporting students with applications to college, apprenticeships and other Post-16 opportunities
  • offering one-to-one guidance interviews, group sessions and a drop-in service in the Careers Room every Monday and Tuesday break/lunch time
  • attending parents’ evenings and other school events to discuss ideas and plans with students and parents/carers
  • working with Pastoral Leaders and SEN staff in school as well as local colleges and external agencies to ensure that additional support is given when needed and to support transition to Post-16 learning
  • providing school with information about the latest school and college destinations (http://ckcareersonline.org.uk/professionals/year-11-destination-reports) of students who left King James’s School last year.

 

To contact the Careers Adviser:

  • Visit the Careers Room
  • Ring school on 01484 412990 or C&K Careers on 01484 242000 and ask for Sarah Moore
  • Email sarah.moore@ckcareers.org.uk

 

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

                                                                                           

                                                                                                   Useful websites

C&K careers

http://ckcareersonline.org.uk/

Lots of information and advice, including

  • careers and jobs
  • labour market information and trends
  • options after Year 11 and beyond
  • local vacancies
  • apprenticeships and training
  • sixth forms and further education colleges
  • higher education and more
  • free leaflets, booklets, videos, case studies and more

 

Apprenticeships

https://www.getingofar.gov.uk/

Extensive information about apprenticeships and link to the National Apprenticeship Vacancy Service where students can search and apply for both local and national apprenticeship vacancies.

Do it volunteering 

https://do-it.org/

 

Find your perfect volunteering opportunity.

www.informedchoices.ac.uk

What you study at sixth form or college can affect your options at university and your future career. Use Informed Choices to help you understand which subjects open up different degrees, particularly at Russell Group universities.

 

Not going To Uni 

https://www.notgoingtouni.co.uk/

From apprenticeships to debt-free education, there are literally thousands of other opportunities out there. The Not Going to Uni team are here to help you find apprenticeships, college courses,  gap years, distance learning, jobs or work experience to start building your future.

Careers Documents

Name
 Careers Curriculum at KJS 2019-20.pdfDownload
 Careers events at KJS 19-20.pdfDownload
 Careers Policy .pdfDownload
 Gatsby update 2019.pdfDownload
 Parents and carers 19-20.pdfDownload
 Provider Access 19 - 20.pdfDownload
 Statement of student entitlement 19-20.pdfDownload
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