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CAREERS GUIDANCE

Our Careers Programme aims to:

  • raise our students’ aspirations and promote access to all career pathways
  • enable our students to develop the skills and outlook they need to achieve career wellbeing, including adaptability and resilience

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.

Support Provided By Year Group

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

Activities

  • PSHE Day Careerpilot Workshop
  • Weekly Lunchtime Careers Drop-in Sessions
  • KG Careers Fair
  • Scheduled Personal Guidance Interview
  • Sixth Form Open Evening
  • FE (Further Education) College Assemblies
  • Apprenticeship Assembly

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


Work Experience

Work Experience provides students with valuable experience of the world of work. It is a great opportunity for them to develop their confidence and communication skills, as well as learning and improving core employability skills.


Our work experience programme gives this opportunity to every pupil in Year 10 and Year 12 and we also strive to support any further opportunities for work experience or work shadowing that the pupils manage to secure.


The Wessex Inspiration Network (WIN) Programme

The WIN is a targeted programme of activities and events for young people considering and making decisions about their future.

The WIN worked has worked with over 500 students each year since 2017 from the North Wiltshire area, empowering them to explore their future options and routes into higher education. 

The WIN Programme can provide support through activities such as:

  • Employability, personal development and study skills workshops
  • Trips with an HE focus
  • HE information sessions
  • Residentials
  • Personalised careers advice
  • Work experience support

Find out more about the WIN on http://www.winncop.ac.uk/ and within our WIN HE Adviser’s leaflet.


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. Please refer to the Employer Access Arrangements document and contact Catherine Young, Careers Leader at careers@kingsburygreenacademy.com to find out more.


We look forward to hearing from you.


For more information about our Careers Policy and Strategy, please refer to the attached ‘Kingsbury Green CEIAG Policy and Strategy 2019-20’ document. 


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


related resources

Career Tools

The Careers Team

Catherine Young

Careers Leader & WIN HE Adviser


TBA

SLT Careers Link


Elaine Cook

Work Experience (WEX) Administrator


Louisa Lewis

Careers Adviser


TBA

Curriculum Careers Champions


Nicola Randy

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. 


Alison Plumb

HR Manager/ PA at Deceunicnck Ltd
External Enterprise Adviser

Alison 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.

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"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 Royal Wootton Bassett Academy Trust,

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