Welcome to Careers
A comprehensive Careers Information, Advice and Guidance programme is offered to help support your son/ daughter make informed choices about their future as they move through King Arthur’s. This programme is delivered through PSHE Focus days, curriculum and tutor time. The programme aims to inspire students to raise their aspirations; achieve their goals; be confident to make the best choices for themselves; and prepare them for a successful and rewarding future.
The aim for a King Arthur’s student should be to research careers and future pathways with confidence, write CV’s, Covering letters and Application forms. They should be aware of their options post 16 and local and wider employment opportunities; be able to talk confidently about their future; they should know their target grades, and be able to agree an action plan with an Independent Careers Adviser.
King Arthur’s students and parents can access further careers information through the KA Careers E-library tab where you can find additional resources that help support the Careers Information, Advice and Guidance Programme.
All students have access to Careers and Work Experience (Y10) support from the school Careers & Work Experience Co-ordinator, Mrs Sarah Legg, and have access to independent and impartial Advice & Guidance from the Independent Careers Adviser, Wendy Watson, who is available in school every Thursday. All students in KS4 will be offered an appointment to discuss their plans with her. Parents are invited to attend these appointments or contact Mrs Legg or Ms Watson to discuss any concerns.
Some very useful documents
Investors in Careers NEWSFLASH……
The South Somerset 14 -19 Partnership is working with seven of its Partnership schools to gain the prestigious Investors in Careers Award during 2017-18. It is one of the very first Partnerships in the country to jointly undertake this work which aims to highlight the depth and breadth of Careers work undertaken by its schools in the South Somerset area.
The Investors in Careers Award recognises excellence in Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance and has been developed to enable schools to demonstrate that it meets Government statutory requirements in terms of Advice and Guidance.
Careers Advice is essential for giving students the opportunity to broaden their horizons, raise aspirations and help them make the right choices at key times in their education. Investors in Careers also promotes employer engagement by helping employers get vital employment messages to students.
The South Somerset 14-19 Partnership undertakes a large amount of work in Careers Advice including an annual Careers Fair, an annual series of aspirational workshops every November and a summer Careers event for all year 8 students.
Progress towards the Award will be reported regularly throughout 2017-18.
Tuesday 17th October (6pm – 8.30pm)
Thursday 16th November (6pm – 8.30pm)
Tuesday 10th October (5pm to 7.30pm)
Bridgwater & Taunton College
Bridgwater campus: Wednesday 18th October (5.30pm – 8.30pm)
Thursday 23rd November (6pm -8pm)
Taunton Campus: Thursday 19th October (6pm – 8pm)
Wednesday 22nd November (6pm-8pm)
Cannington Campus: Saturday 11th November (10am – 1pm)
Land-based courses at Yeovil Centre:
Wednesday 1st November (4.30– 6.30pm)
Kingston Maurward College
Sunday 24th September
Sunday 15th October
Saturday 11th November
Sunday 10th December
Sessions start at 10.15 or 11.15am- book online:www.kmc.ac.uk/openmornings
Sixth Form Schools:
Sexey’s School Tuesday 3rd October (6pm – 9pm)
Gryphon School Wednesday 8th November (6pm -)
Huish 6th, Langport Thursday 19th October (5pm – 8pm)
Gillingham School Thursday 28th October (5.30/6.30pm start)
*For further information go to individual College/school websites
National Careers Helpline / Website: This careers service can be found at: www.nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk or Call: 0800 100 900