Careers

Careers Leader: Mrs S. Macpherson (staffsmacpherson@kggs.org)

All students are given access to a Careers Education and Guidance programme and have the opportunity to discuss their experiences and learning outcomes.

All students will have access to the following:
  • One lesson of PSHE guidance every two weeks
  • Year 9 and Year 11 Options Evenings
  • Appropriate careers advice within subject areas and highlighting of both employability skills and vocational subject significance
  • Opportunity to discuss future plans with tutors, and an independent CEG advisor
  • Preparation for their day placement on Take your Daughter to Work Day in Year 8
  • Year 9 visit to the South Kesteven Careers Fair in February
  • Year 11 attend a talk where they gain information on apprenticeships
  • Year 10, 11 and Year 12 will be offered an interview with an independent CEG advisor
  • Year 12 and 13 students receive both whole year group and individual 1:1 advice and guidance on the university application process
  • Year 13 students selecting post 18 progression outside Higher Education receive individual guidance to support their applications and advice on the selection process
  • An opportunity to attend mock interviews
  • Young Enterprise in Year 12
  • Careers week (June/July), where all curriculum subjects highlight career opportunities and employability skills linked to their subject areas across all year groups
Students will be able to:
  • Record their achievements and set individual targets
  • Access the Careers Library and School Library 8.00 am to 4:15 pm
Students can identify their Key Skills through the Personal Development & Guidance programme.


Provider Access Policy

Introduction

This policy statement sets out the school’s arrangements for managing the access of providers to pupils at the school for the purpose of giving them information about the provider’s education or training offer. This complies with the school’s legal obligations under Section 42B of the Education Act 1997.

Pupil Entitlement


All pupils in years 8-13 are entitled:
  • To find out about technical education qualifications and apprenticeships opportunities, as part of a careers programme which provides information on the full range of education and training options available at each transition point;
  • To hear from a range of local providers about the opportunities they offer, including
  • technical education and apprenticeships – through options events, assemblies and group discussions and taster events;
  • To understand how to make applications for the full range of academic and technical courses.

Management of provider access requests

Procedure

A provider wishing to request access should contact Mrs Sally Macpherson Careers Leader. Telephone: 01476 563017 Email: staffsmacpherson@kggs.org

For safeguarding purposes, providers should bring photo identification with them when visiting the school.

Careers Programme

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Year 8

Reflective Learners

1:1 Reviews

Future Hopes & Dreams

Confidence

Science – Medic Day

Life Skills – assembly and tutor group opportunities

Take Your Daughter to Work Day

The World of Work

Life Skills – assembly and tutor group opportunities

Team Building Day (RAF)

Careers Survey

First Aid

Year 9

GCSE Options Evening

Real Game

Personal Finance

Resilience research

Money Matters

South Kesteven Careers Fair

Financial Capability

Access to Independent Careers advisor

Year 10

Life Skills – Entering the World of Work

Careers Interviews

Magistrate Talks

Science – Big Bang Fair

Employment Rights & Laws

Careers Interviews

Personal Finance

CV Writing

Post-16 Options

Life Skills – assembly and tutor group opportunities

Careers Interviews

Employability Skills

Year 11

Life Skills – assembly on opportunities at 16

Apprenticeships Talk

Careers Interviews

Post – 16 evening

Post -16 taster sessions

1:1 meetings about post 16 options

Careers Interviews

Careers Interviews

Oxbridge Conference

Year 12

Benefits of extra-curricular activities.

Employability Skills

Promotion of Work Experience

Launch of Young Enterprise

Small group sessions: future education, training and employment options.
Higher Education talks

Review of work experience and extra- curricular activities

 

Higher Education evening

Interview skills & mock interviews

Preparing a CV

Post-18 Day

UCAS Exhibition

Oxbridge Conference

In Y12 & Y13 students have ongoing careers interviews and all-year-round talks about different careers according to their requests e.g. law, midwifery, routes into teaching, armed forces, psychology etc. (Many of these are provided by the school’s alumni)

Year 13

Workshops – HE and higher apprenticeship applications

1:1 reviews

Post-18 options research

Employability skills

Update work experience log

Studying abroad/gap years

Personal Financial Management

Survival skills for living away from home.






Premises and Facilities

The school will make the main hall, classrooms or private meeting rooms available for discussions between the provider and students, as appropriate to the activity. The school will also make available AV and other specialist equipment to support the provider presentations. This will be discussed and agreed in advance of the visit with the Careers Administrator or the Careers Leader.
 
Providers are welcome to leave a copy of their prospectus or other relevant course literature at the Careers Resource Centre. The Careers Resource Centre is available to all students at lunch and break times.