Careers Info for Students

Careers

We aim to raise aspirations, challenge stereotypes and encourage all students to consider a wide range of careers. Through careers education and guidance, we aim to ensure all students make the most of their talents and go on to further and higher education. We ensure that students are prepared for the next stages of their education, employment, self-employment or training. At Kingsdown are a school of excellence bursting with pride and ambition; we firmly believe that all students will be able to access a wider range of careers options with a strong academic grounding, accessed through our knowledge-rich curriculum.

We aim to:

  • Ensure outcomes for all students are exceptionally high.
  • Provide high quality, impartial careers guidance that helps students to make informed choices about which courses suit their academic needs and aspirations.
  • Ensure students are prepared for the next stage of their education, employment, self-employment or training.
  • Allow students to understand how their education equips them with the behaviours and attitudes necessary for success in their next stage of education, training or employment and for their adult life.

Students received a wide range of resources and lessons that are delivered through our personal development curriculum, tutor sessions, assemblies, trips, and visits, presentations from local business partners. There are also a variety of bespoke sessions that are tailored to the needs and interests of our students.

Our comprehensive careers programme will:

  • Develop a broad understanding of the world of work and an ability to respond to changing opportunities.
  • Develop independent research skills so that they can make good use of information and guidance.
  • Develop and use their self-knowledge when thinking about and making choices.
  • Develop the skills they need to review achievements, plan future actions, make decisions, present themselves well and cope with change and transition.

Our strategic lead for careers is Ms S Magenty (Assistant Headteacher) who is supported by our Careers Champion Miss I Humphries.
Miss Humphries provides high quality, impartial careers advice to our students and can be contacted via email: ihumphries@kingsdownschool.co.uk


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You can also read our careers policy on this link: Careers_Education.pdf

Evaluating our Careers provision

Relevant stakeholders are asked to review each event they attend as part of Kingsdown School’s Career Programme, which allows us to evaluate if the event was beneficial, whether or not students would recommend it to future year groups and how all parties feel the event could be improved.
If you have any further feedback, please send this to ihumphries@kingsdownschool.co.uk

Labour Market Information

All students and parents/carers should have access to quality information about future study and work opportunities. Labour Market Information (LMI) can be used to make decisions on which career pathways to choose and how to enter these, and is usually based on certain areas.  Below you will find a recent update on the Labour Market that you may find useful.

Useful links:

Or see Miss Humphries for a prospectus.

We are pleased to be working with the following companies, who help to support and develop our careers programme:

Beats - Challenge
Beats - Pride
Beats - Ambition
Beats - Stretch
Beats - Respect
Beats - Responsibilities