Careers

King Arthur’s School – Careers Programme 2018/2019

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.

 

Offer to Students

All students will have access through PSHE and collapsed timetable events to the following programme as outlined:

Year 7

  • Further education provider pop up lunchtime workshops, drop ins and curriculum linked activities
  • Mentoring programme with local members of business community for targeted students
  • Raising aspirations – alumni speakers and speakers in school
  • Team building activities

 

Year 8

As for Year 7 and also to include:

  • Skills development activities including test your skills and teambuilding
  • Access to careers diagnostic linked to local, regional, national LMI and skills using Career Pilot
  • Raising aspirations and introduction to Higher Education through My Futures event

Year 9

As for Year 7 and also to include:

  • Attendance at regional careers fair
  • Review and revisit diagnostic careers quiz using Career Pilot
  • Options evening with access to local Post 16 providers and opportunities
  • Individual Careers appointments with Independent Careers Advisor to discuss
  • GCSE Option choices
  • GCSE Options peer support programme
  • Access to Higher Education month activities as appropriate

 

Year 10

As for Year 7 and also to include:

  • Year 10 Parents Evening Post 16 provider fair
  • Work experience – preparation, application skills session, CV writing and research
  • Work experience placement
  • Talent academies for identified students
  • Access to Higher Education month activities as appropriate
  • Attendance at College taster days
  • Individual Careers appointments with Independent Careers Advisor to discuss next steps. Students prioritised

 

Year 11

As for Year 7 and also to include:

  • Individual Careers appointments with Independent Careers Advisor for all students
  • Post 16 and apprenticeship providers individual assemblies and Parents Evening attendance
  • Attendance at Regional Careers Fair
  • Attendance at College taster days
  • Diagnostic careers quiz review as appropriate
  • Targeted additional support for vulnerable students to support Post 16 transition
  • Mock interviews
  • College applications, support from Yeovil and Strode College, Tutors and Careers Co-ordinator
  • Lunchtime engagement session with NCS to promote summer holiday activities
Careers Policy Careers - Access Statement Employability & Skills Guide for Young People 2017 Your Future - Choices for 16-19 year olds in Somerset 2017

Contact Us

For more information or to get in touch:

01963 32368
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