Careers Information

Careers Programme Information

Student Entitlement

King James I Academy’s CEIAG programme is designed to meet the needs of all students and is based on the government’s statutory guidance for schools (January 2018/Update October 2018) It is differentiated to ensure progression through activities that are appropriate to all students’ needs, stages of career learning, planning and development prioritising careers support for disadvantage young people, those eligible for pupil premium, looked after children and children in need. SEND learners are supported and activities differentiated to ensure access. The programme promotes equality of opportunity, inclusion and anti-racism. Throughout their time at KJIA, students will have many opportunities to participate in high quality careers provision based on the Gatsby Benchmarks while learning from employers about work, employment and the skills valued in the workplace. To focus students and not impinge on academic achievement our annual careers fair is held in the Autumn Term. Here students can investigate opportunities offered by outside providers that may interest them, to include providers of technical education and apprenticeship opportunities.

 

Students are entitled to:

  • Careers and work related activities and opportunities
  • Up to date information, advice and guidance which is impartial and confidential
  • Access to and contact with a wide range of professionals from the world of work.
  • First-hand experience of the work place.

 

By the end of year 7 students can:

  • Describe themselves, their strengths and preferences
  • Positively describe themselves, their progress and achievements
  • Identify the support available at KJIA.

 

By the end of year 8 students can:

  • Explain how they have benefited as a learner from careers, employability and enterprise activities and experiences
  • Identify labour market information and how it can be useful
  • Recognise the qualities and skills that can make them employable and will have demonstrated them in and out of school
  • Know how to look at the choices and opportunities open to them

 

By the end of year 9 students can:

  • Explain how as a learner they have benefited from careers, employability and enterprise activities and experiences
  • Identify and use the support provided by KJIA, including CEIAG and know the difference between being objective and bias
  • Investigate the choices and opportunities open to them
  • Negotiate and make plans and decisions to gain qualifications, skills and experiences they need
  • Show positivity, flexibility and be well prepared for life’s transition points

 

By the end of year 10 students can:

  • Review and reflect on how they have benefited from CEIAG, employability and enterprise activities and experiences
  • Recognise changes in their lives, what they can offer and what is important to them
  • Are aware of and can develop the qualities and skills they need for employability
  • Research their educational, training, apprenticeship, employment and volunteering options and the right progression route for them

 

By the end of year 11 students can:

  • Review and reflect on how they have benefited from careers, employability and enterprise activities and experiences. Show they have acquired and developed qualities and skills to improve their employability
  • Research their education, training, apprenticeship, employment and volunteering options and the right progression route for them
  • Find relevant labour market information and know how to use it when planning their career
  • Build on and make use of KJIA’s support including CEIAG and know the difference between objectivity and bias
  • Make plans and decisions including how to solve problems and deal with influences appropriately
  • Review and reflect on previous transitions to improve preparation for future moves in education, training and employment 

 

Implementation

All staff at King James I Academy contribute to the CEIAG programme through their roles as tutors and subject teachers. CEIAG is planned, monitored and evaluated by the teacher in charge and progression tutor in consultation with relevant staff. Students are aware of their role and how to access their help. An SLT link and Academy CEIAG link governor contribute planning experience and expertise to the programme and participate in reviews. Up-to-date, accurate Careers information and diagnostic tools are available to students and parents on the Academy website in the ‘Careers Zone’( Student / Careers Information Page). This includes the National Careers Service website as a valuable online resource as well as  LMI for All and Higher Ideas. Students have formal interviews with a qualified careers adviser in years 9, 10, 11,12 and 13. Also years 7 and 8 students can request a careers interview at any time. SEND students are supported in interviews, reviews and transitions to their chosen career pathway. Student participation in career activities, contact with the world of work and end of key stage 4 and 5 destinations are tracked and monitored. An annual careers fair is held in the Autumn Term where students from year 8 – 13 can access information from training providers, employers, the armed services, technical education providers and apprenticeships, FE and HE providers. NELEP and KJIA business partners work with identified KJIA students on various employability and skill initiatives. More detail on how and when providers can access pupils at King James can be found below:

 

Year group

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

 8

Careers Fair- FE, HE and Technical Education providers. Employers and other training providers.

STEM – Solutions for the Planet & associated career opportunities

Self-referral CEG interviews

STEM Ambassadors & associated career opportunities

STEM – Solutions for the Planet & associated career opportunities

Self-referral CEG interviews

STEM Ambassadors & associated career opportunities

STEM – Solutions for the Planet & associated career opportunities

9

Careers Fair- FE, HE and Technical Education providers. Employers and other training providers.

STEM qualifications launch & associated career opportunities

STEM – Space Project & associated career opportunities

NELEP- NE Ambition project

Individual Careers Guidance interviews

STEM qualifications launch & associated career opportunities

NELEP- NE Ambition project

Careers Clinic – various professionals

Aim Higher – HE opportunities

NELEP- NE Ambition project

10

Careers Fair- FE, HE and Technical Education providers. Employers and other training providers.

Employer mentoring programme

NELEP- NE Ambition project

Aim Higher – HE opportunities

Employer mentoring programme

Employer visits

NELEP- NE Ambition project

Careers Clinic – various professionals

Aim Higher – HE opportunities

Employer mentoring programme

Individual Careers Guidance interviews

NELEP- NE Ambition project

11

Careers Fair- FE, HE and Technical Education providers. Employers and other training providers.

Individual Careers Guidance interviews

Aim Higher – HE opportunities

Employer mentoring project

STEM – Durham Science Fair & associated career opportunities

Work Experience

DWP Work Experience project

12

Careers Fair- FE, HE and Technical Education providers. Employers and other training providers.

Self/tutor referral Individual Careers Guidance interviews

Aim Higher – HE opportunities

Work Experience opportunities

Self/tutor referral Individual Careers Guidance interviews

Aim-Higher – HE opportunities

Work Experience opportunities

Self/tutor referral Individual Careers Guidance interviews

13

Careers Fair- FE, HE and Technical Education providers. Employers and other training providers.

Self/tutor referral Individual Careers Guidance interviews

Aim Higher – HE opportunities

Work Experience opportunities

Self/tutor referral Individual Careers Guidance interviews

Aim Higher – HE opportunities

Work Experience opportunities

 Self/tutor referral Individual Careers Guidance interviews

Contact Information:

Head of Careers: Mrs S Dent

Progression Tutor: Miss A Goddard

Any external education providers, training providers, or employers are welcome to contact the above staff at the school [01388 603388] or via email at kingjames@kj1a.com

Premises and Facilities: appropriate rooming arrangements will be made to accommodate the events on the schedule above. Any specific requests can be made by external providers. Whilst we cannot guarantee that all requested provision can be made, we will endeavour to accommodate colleagues where possible.

 

Transition from Year 11

Durham Works- Durham Works is part of Durham County Council , working with young people aged 16 -24 years.Helping young people to find a route into employment, training or education. Please click link to find out more information.

Durham Works

 

Careers Information:

Higher Education & University

Durham University
HE Finance
Newcastle University
Northumbria University
Parent Guide to University
Prospects
Sunderland University
Teesside University
The Guardian: Profiles of every university course
UCAS
University comparison site
University course comparison
University Open Days

Further Education

Bishop Auckland College
The Northern School of Art
Darlington College
Houghall College Durham- agriculture, horticulture, landbased course
New College Durham
Newton Rigg/Askham Bryan College: Gamekeeping, animal, land based, forestry courses.
Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College

Armed Forces

Army Careers Advice
RAF Careers
Royal Navy

 

Career Exploration

BBC Bitesize Careers
Career Builder
Careers Box
Higher Ideas
Icould: Real stories to inspire your career

Kudos Online

Enter quizplan04 in the licence code box and click Sign Up.Create your own username and password to get started.

My Career Springboard
National Careers Service

STEM Careers

Future Morph: Career Opportunities from Science and Maths
Maths Careers

 

General Information

Accountancy
Accountancy school leavers' website
All About Law
Big Ambition: Careers Advice for Digital Media
Careers Advice for Music
Careers In Aerospace
Careers in Social Care
Careers In Sport
Careers in the Hotel and Catering industry
Careers in the National Health Service
Careerscope: Hospitality, Leisure & Tourism
Durham Works
Law Careers
Law careers
Legal Profession, career path, jobs, information
Medical workplacements abroad for 16 -25's
Off Shore Careers
The Car Industry
Think Power Sector
Why study languages?

Labour Market Information

National Career Service Supporting Inspiration North East Magazine
U-Explore
LMI For All

 Apprenticeships

 

Get In Go Far: Apprenticeships, Get Your Career Going
National Apprenticeship Site

National Apprentice Recruitment

Not Going To Uni

 Gap Year

Gap Year Possibilities

 

 CVs, Job Applications & Interviews

How to write a cracking CV

Job Search

Jobseekers UK Govt.