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
Strode College Tuesday 23rd October (6pm – 8.30pm) Thursday 15th November (6pm – 8.30pm)
Yeovil College Tuesday 9th October (5pm to 7.30pm)
Thursday 15th November (5pm -7.30pm)
Bridgwater & Taunton College
Bridgwater campus: Wednesday 17th October (5.30pm – 8.30pm)
Taunton Campus: Thursday 18th October (6pm – 8pm)
Cannington Campus: Saturday 17th November (10am – 1pm)
Kingston Maurward College
Sunday 23rd September
Sunday 14th October
Saturday 18th November
Sunday 9th December
Sessions start at 10.15 or 11.15am- book online:www.kmc.ac.uk/openmornings
Sixth Form Schools:
Sexey’s School Tuesday 2nd October (6pm – 9pm)
Gryphon School Thursday 8th November (6pm -)
Gillingham School Thursday 29th November (5.30/6.30pm start)
*This is not an exhaustive list. 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