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Miss D L Tickell
Miss M Mee
Mr D Lomas
Mrs N K Williams
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At King Edward VI High School, we are committed to providing all our students in years 7 to 13 with a comprehensive programme of careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) and work related learning (WRL). We have a careers team who have designed a programme to link to the Gatsby Benchmarks and uses Unifrog as a source of advice and guidance. We also employ independent careers advice for students to make appointments for individual consultation.
The school is working with the Careers and Enterprise Company (CEC) to delivery our CEIAG programme. This is reviewed using the Careers Compass Plus tool. We complete this review every half term.
Aims of CEIAG at KEVI:
Careers Information for Employers
Miss Mee and Miss Tickell are the Careers Leaders at King Edward VI, there is a careers team who design and oversee the content delivery of CEIAG. In addition they arrange employer workplace visits, careers workshops for students, and business enterprise activities. Students also have the opportunity of attending higher education careers events though our work with the Higher Horizons organisation.
If you want to get involved with delivering CEIAG at KEVI please click on the link below; we can’t wait to hear from you!
What employers have said...
“Great to see the school continuing to maintain a careers agenda during the pandemic. I was invited to a Zoom session with Year 8 to explain my job as an Employment Law solicitor, what I love about it and routes to qualification. Business engaging with students is so important and thank you so much to the school for the opportunity.”
“Thank you for the opportunity to deliver Barclays Lifeskills Interview Skills Workshop, it was an absolute pleasure working with your lovely Y11 students!
“I was happy to help out and I hope the students enjoyed it and found it useful. I particularly liked the question about whether I’d ever done the accounts for anyone famous! I’m just sorry I didn’t have any exciting stories to tell. The main point I was keen to get across is that accountancy is a very good and rewarding career with a lot of prospects and certainly not as boring as many people would imagine.”
“I think it was brilliant to be able to talk about my job which I'm so passionate about! More importantly, I think it's great that you've offered this meeting to inspire the students! I was never offered this opportunity at my school. Being able to look in depth into future potential careers to set a goal and a target is such an exciting thing to see you offer at King Edward VI!”
“The audience were engaging and it was really interesting to look at the growth mind-set concepts we can take from high performance sport that cross over to exam preparations.”
King Edward VI High School believes strongly in the importance and the role of Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance (CEAIG). We have a comprehensive careers education and guidance program, which includes detailed preparation for post-16 courses and all work experience placements. Our CEAIG programme includes employer workshops for students and activities including Y9 Enterprise Day. Students also have opportunities to attend careers events in Further Education and Higher Education, go on visits to employers and businesses.
King Edward VI has a dedicated careers team headed by Miss M Mee and Miss D Tickell. Entrust provide our independent careers advisor for all students. They offer impartial advice and guidance from Year 9 right through to Year 13. Additional support is provided for students in Year 9 when they are choosing their Key Stage 4 (GCSE/BTEC) options.
The Government’s Careers Strategy and statutory guidance uses the Gatsby Benchmarks to set out a range of requirements that schools and colleges must meet. We have mapped out how each our activities and events can support our students to make informed careers choices and achieve their full potential. An effective careers programme, as outlined in the Gatsby Report must meet the following 8 benchmarks:
1. A stable careers programme
2. Learning from career and labour market information
3. Addressing the needs of each pupil
4. Linking curriculum learning to careers
5. Encounters with employers and employees
6. Experiences of workplaces
7. Encounters with further and higher education
8. Personal guidance
The COMPASS benchmark tool assesses schools’ progress towards meeting the 8 benchmarks. You can click here to view our current progress.
All student leavers will be given a wide range of impartial information to make informed post-16 choices about their future. We liaise with local and specialist national colleges, training providers, employers and the voluntary sector to ensure that knowledge is up to date and information can be shared about the needs, demands and the trends within the labour market locally, nationally and globally.
If you are thinking about an apprenticeship, please read our handy guide.
At King Edward VI we are developing careers based lessons in curriculum studies. These are currently being embedded in English, Mathematics, Science, Humanities and Business & IT.
Subject teachers and leaders understand the KEVI careers programme and learning outcomes. This is audited and tracked within careers programme and strategic careers plan by the Careers Leader. Subject teachers and leaders are also supported by the careers team and the CEC to further embed good careers practice within their subject areas. This means our curriculum learning is linked to careers learning which creates a coherent rational for careers within each subject area. Real life contexts and examples are linked to the teaching which shows relevance to the students and helps them engage more in the learning process. The teacher at KEVI are passionate about helping the students to succeed and ‘be the best they can be’ in the career pathway they choose.
You may find some of these websites useful. The school is not responsible for the content of external sites.
UK careers help and advice for school leavers
‘All about Careers’
A careers site highlighting job profiles, updates on job sectors, career matching tool and featured employer links
‘My kinda future’
A careers site to build your CV, meet employers and find a job
‘Get my first job’
a website to look at Apprenticeships and Traineeships
Take a career test, explore your options, plan your future
Success at School
Career advice for schools and students aged 13-19. Search jobs, advice & find out about employers, work experience, courses, career choices, apprenticeships.
Creative jobs and careers
Careers in sport
careers-in-sport.co.uk or www.sportengland.org/
Construction Industry Training Board
Engineering Industry Training Board
Careers in law
Apprenticeships in the Motor Vehicle Trade
Science and maths careers
Where STEM can take you