Our Careers Programme Vision And Strategy

Students CAN:

  • Challenge and be challenged to develop employability skills, courage and confidence through our integrated careers programme.
  • Aspire to a bright future that is well-informed and transcends barriers by accessing up-to-date LMI, career-planning tools and advice and well-developed career plans.
  • Increase and utilise their network effectively by meeting a diverse range of employers and education providers and discerning the range of pathways on offer from this.

The programme is built around the Eight Gatsby Benchmarks that have been well-researched and commended by the Government.

We run a number of careers and work-related learning events throughout the school year. At appropriate times we also run trips to Further Education Colleges, Universities and Higher Education and Apprenticeship fairs as well as to subject-focused careers events such as the Big Bang Fair.

Careers Activities By Year Group

  • Year 7
  • Year 8
  • Year 9
  • Year 10
  • Year 11
  • Year 12
  • Year 13


  • Timetabled Careerpilot Lessons
  • PSHE Day Careers Workshops
  • Careers Assemblies
  • Careers Fair
  • Personal Guidance by request
  • Weekly Lunchtime Careers Drop-in Sessions
  • Invites to Careers Insight: Meet a... talks
  • Invite to be a Careers Ambassador
  • Skills Builder Short Lessons
  • Mini Mock Interviews

For more information about these Career events, please see the information in this document

Careers Partnerships


We are working in partnership with Skills Builder and their Universal Framework to support our pupils in the development of their essential skills for life.


We work closely with Careerpilot which provides careers information and tools for 11-19 year olds, all in one place. All our students have a Careerpilot account.

Career Pilot Super User 2023-24 logo.

The Wessex Inspiration Network (WIN) Programme

WIN (Wessex Inspiration Network) is one of 29 regional partnerships within the Uni Connect Programme which aims to increase social mobility by raising awareness of Higher Education (HE) opportunities and progression pathways for young people, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds.

We work closely with our WIN Higher Education Adviser, empowering our students to overcome barriers and explore their future options and routes into education.

Students, parents/carers and teachers can find fantastic careers support and advice on the WIN website and can read about our WIN HE Adviser here.

The Careers Team

Catherine Young

Careers Leader, WIN HE Adviser & Level 6 Professional Careers Adviser

Liam Collins

SLT Careers Link

Elaine Cook

Careers Coordinator & Career Development Professional Apprentice

Lisa Bradshaw

Career Development Professional Apprentice

Curriculum Careers Champions

Student Careers Ambassadors

Rachel Weaven

Enterprise Adviser & Careers School Governor
Face2faceHR Consultant Swindon

Rachel provides support and guidance on developing our annual careers plan, attending and sponsoring our careers events and offering opportunities to students to engage with a local employer in the community.

Alison Samways

Enterprise Co-ordinator

Enterprise Coordinators are trained professionals who work with clusters of 20 schools and colleges to build careers plans and make connections to local and national employers. 

KGA Scolars logo - acadamey logo wearing a mortar board

KGA Scholars

The KG Scholars programme is a series of academically focused activities designed to challenge you. There are a diverse range of activities from classroom based challenges to enrichment activities including online lectures delivered by industry sector experts.

The KG Scholars programme will expand your horizons and provide you with opportunities to develop yourself to be a leader of the future. You will have the opportunity to gain recognition for the skills you develop in school time and for the opportunities you partake in outside of school time. If you have questions, please email Kingsbury Green Scholars at:

Employers and Education Providers

Thank you to all the employers and education providers who already support Kingsbury Green Academy. We really appreciate the time and effort that you give to our school and our students benefit greatly from your contribution.

We always welcome volunteers and opportunities and support from the local business and education community.

If you are interested in getting involved or working with our students there are numerous opportunities for you to do so throughout the year. You can find details of this on our KGA Careers Programme Dates Summary 2022-2023. You can register your interest in the various areas of the careers programme via the Opportunities form.


Please also refer to the Provider Access Statement and contact Catherine Young, Careers Leader at if you would like to find out more.

Before a visit to Kingsbury Green Academy to work with our pupils, you will need to read our SAFEGUARDING GUIDE FOR VISITORS.

If you are hosting one of our pupils for Work Experience, you will need to read our KGA Work Experience Information for Employers 23-24. Here is also a copy of the Barclay’s Life Skills Work Experience Log that we will be asking our pupils to complete during their placement with you.

We look forward to hearing from you.

KGA Careers Policy, Vision and Strategy

For more information about our Careers Policy and Strategy, please refer to the following documents.


KGA Careers Programme Summary


KGA Careers Vision, Strategy Team & Why

If you would like more information about the Kingsbury Green Academy Careers Programme, please contact our Careers Leader, Catherine Young on or 01249 818100.

KGA Alumni

Are you a former student of Kingsbury Green Academy (or previously The John Bentley School)?
Would you like to support our careers programme and inspire current students?
We invite you to join our alumni network!

Please register via our KGA Alumni webpage and we will be in touch

KGA Careers in the News





"Achieving Excellence Together"

At Kingsbury Green Academy, we believe in the power of education to change young people’s lives and we aim to be inclusive and cater for the needs of all our students.

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Proud to be part of

the Ascend Learning Trust,

White Horse Way, Calne, Wiltshire SN11 8YH
Company Number: 07569743