Our Careers Programme Vision And Strategy
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
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.
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.
The Careers Team
Careers Leader, WIN HE Adviser & Level 6 Professional Careers Adviser
SLT Careers Link
Careers Administrator & Career Development Professional Apprentice
Level 6 Professional Careers Adviser
Career Development Professional Apprentice
Curriculum Careers Champions
Student Careers Ambassadors
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.
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.
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: email@example.com
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.
Before a visit to Kingsbury Green Academy to work with our pupils, you will need to read our SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN PROCEDURES: An Information Leaflet for Volunteers and Visitors to the School.
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
Careers 3 Year Action Plan 2023-26
Careers 3 Year Action Plan 2020-23
KGA CEIAG Policy and Strategy 2023-25
Career Team Structure and Responsibility
Your KGA Careers Learning Journey
2023-2024 Careers Programme Framework
2022-2023 KGA Careers Evaluation
2021-2022 KGA Careers Evaluation
2020-2021 KGA Careers Evaluation
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!
KGA Careers in the News
resources FOR STUDENTS
Career Planning Tools
resources FOR PARENTS/CARERS
resources FOR TEACHERS
"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.