Careers Provision

KEY STAGE 3

At Key stage 3 pupils will access careers fairs and PSHEE will incorporate careers information.

Further support is provided to Year 9 pupils, who will choose their GCSE options in this year. Support is provided through meetings with the academy leadership team building up the options evening and through some one-to-one support from Mrs McCarthy. 

Pupils also access a careers fair where local, aspirational employers will present to all key stage 3 about the range of jobs available after education.

In line with the Gatsby Benchmarks, which set out best practice for schools, we are looking to develop more workplace encounters for pupils across KS3, particularly in STEM subjects

In year 9 some pupils will be selected to work with Think Forward to encourage them to develop the skills required for the workplace and to reduce pupils that end up ‘Not in education or Training’. (NEET)

Year 10

Support will be provided for Year 10 pupils choosing their next steps, through an initial Assembly in the Summer Term and then small group interviews held in school with Mrs McCarthy; these sessions will continue into Year 11.

Pupils will also have the opportunity to complete a work experience placement during the summer term, which is arranged by Mrs McCarthy.

Also, curriculum areas will be seeking to develop links between pupils’ studies and the world of work as we continue to develop our provision. Pupils can also make use of the careers resources in the Careers area.

Selected pupils will attend external careers fairs. Those pupils will selected to work with Think Forward to encourage them to develop the skills required for the workplace and to reduce pupils that end up ‘Not in education or Training’. (NEET) will continue to work with Coach Kemi on a group and one-to-one basis.

Year 11

Each Year 11 pupil will be seen by Mrs McCarthy in a group interview for “Careers Guidance” before Christmas, following this, those pupils who need a little more help will be seen for a one to one interview. Part of the meeting will include information on when they need to make applications through the Area Prospectus : www.kentchoices4u.com.

Those pupils will selected to work with Think Forward to encourage them to develop the skills required for the workplace and to reduce pupils that end up ‘Not in education or Training’. (NEET) will continue to work with Coach Kemi on a group and one-to-one basis.

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If you feel your son or daughter will need a one to one interview, please let their form tutor or Mrs McCarthy know as soon as possible.

Pupils can also make use of the careers resources in the careers area. Another useful resource can be found at https://www.cxk.org/resources/ 

A guide for parents can be found here.

Updated June 2019 – reviewed annually