Careers Information

Careers

We aim to raise aspirations, challenge stereotypes and encourage all pupils to consider a wide range of careers. Through careers education and guidance, we aim to ensure all pupils make the most of their talents and go on to further and higher education. We ensure that pupils 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 pupils 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 pupils are exceptionally high.
• Provide high quality, impartial careers guidance that helps pupils to make informed choices about which courses suit their academic needs and aspirations.
• Ensure pupils are prepared for the next stage of their education, employment, self-employment or training.
• Allow pupils 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

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