Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance

Inspiring Futures

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.

Education and Training Providers

The Careers Education and Guidance within King Charles I School and Sixth Form is greatly enhanced through links with a number of partners who help the school to provide up to date information on all education and training providers within the local area. As well as the strong links with Worcester Apprenticeship Hub, YETI Ltd (The Youth Education & Training Initiative) and local FE and HE colleges, the school constantly strives to expand and improve links with employers and other local groups. This involvement includes the provision of work experience placements, focus groups, assembly talks, careers workshops and mock interview sessions.

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:

  • Julie Delahaye – Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance SLT line manager

Business and Enterprise Events

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.  All year groups are involved in a range of enterprise events.  These include:

  • Year 7 Enterprise Experience Day - Career Workshops
  • Year 8 Enterprise Challenge Day
  • Year 9 Employability Day
  • Year 10 World of work Day
  • Year 12 Young Enterprise

Contact Us

sampleTEL: +44 (0) 1562 512880
FAX: +44 (0) 1562 512881

sampleEMAIL:
office@kingcharles1.worcs.sch.uk

King Charles I School
Comberton Road, Kidderminster,
Worcestershire, DY10 1XA

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