Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance
At King Charles I School, we place a high value on preparing our students for their future lives and potential careers. We aim to provide a strategic and integral approach to careers education, information, advice and guidance, inspiring students to think more broadly about career options. Our plan is designed to equip all young people with the appropriate knowledge, skills and understanding to progress to the next stage of education and/or training. It will provide an insight into the world of work through careers activities; engagement with local employers; work based education; enterprise events; lesson opportunities; face to face independent external career interviews; visits; university talks; apprenticeship presentations and inspirational talks from returning students.
All registered pupils at the school are provided with independent careers guidance from year 8 (12-13 year olds) to year 13 (17-18 year olds). Careers guidance is presented:
- In an impartial manner
- Includes information on the range of education or training options, including apprenticeships and other vocational pathways
- Guidance will promote the best interests of the students to whom it is given.
External Career Advisor Support
We have a strong ongoing programme of external Careers Education Advice, Information and Guidance (CEIAG). Our students continue to benefit from two, fully qualified and experienced external careers advisers. All year 11 students are provided with one, two or three individual interviews and Year 12 and 13 students can book appointments for those who require it but specifically those not pursuing a Higher Education pathway.
If you wish to contact someone at the school about working with us in the future, or other similar matters please do so; we’d love to hear from you on 01562 512880:
- Jenn Willmitt – Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance SLT line manager
We are also leading the way in Business and Enterprise provision for our young people. We have our own award-winning Community Interest Company (CIC), Cattleya, who make delicious fruit cocktails with ethically sourced fruit from Columbia.
- Year 7 Bright Futures Enterprise experience
- Year 7 Aspiration Raising Activity
- Year 8 Enterprise day in collaboration with Cattleya
- Year 8 West Midlands RTS (Royal Television Society) challenge
- Year 9 STEM careers workshop
- Year 9 Enterprise and initiative activity
- Year 12 Young Enterprise