King Richard School are committed to delivering the highest quality careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) to all students form year 7 through to year 13, ensuring that all students have exposure to the best opportunities available to support their personal development and chosen pathways.

Our aim is that when a student leaves King Richard School they are fully prepared for the next step for success, whatever that looks like for each individual student.

To help us do this we link our careers guidance to the Gatsby Benchmarks which have been explicitly referenced throughout the DfE’s Careers Strategy (December 2017) and the new Statuary Guidance for careers (January 2018). The 8 benchmarks are outlined below:

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

Aims of the careers programme at King Richard School:

· To enable students to make informed choices about their future career paths.

· To be committed to giving students insight into developments in careers information, including social media and networking.

· To maintain and develop links with a range of external and community organisations to provide students with opportunities for work placements, mentoring etc.

· To provide comprehensive information, advice and guidance in all student’s career education.


· To provide opportunities for students to identify their strengths, aspirations and options through a variety of means, including discussions with subject teachers, class teachers and career staff.

· To help students to understand and develop the necessary skills to equip them for whatever career path they choose.

· To research and provide up-to-date information about employment, labour market trends, FE courses, undergraduate courses and work experience.

· To ensure and promote the importance of the Careers Service and ensure that all pupils at KS4 have interviews with an impartial, qualified careers guidance practitioner.

The Careers Team at King Richard School Mrs K Barrow [email protected] Mr J Downham [email protected]

For Employers

King Richard School is committed to working with employers to provide opportunities and experiences that will enrich the CEIAG programme.

If any employers would like to get in touch and support our offer, please contact Mrs Katie Barrow ([email protected]) to begin discussions on how we can work together.

Useful links for Students, Parents and Staff:

National Careers & Apprenticeship Services – This is the Government’s hub for careers advice for people of all ages where you can find help with drafting letters, CVs, exploring your skills or seeking careers advice. – the National Apprenticeship Service website provides general advice and information about apprenticeships. Also advertises current vacancies. – Essential Guide to Apprenticeships (for students, parents, carers, teachers, advisers)

Other websites – aims to help you to make the most of your potential by showing how others have used theirs, take the ‘Buzz’ personality profile quiz. – investigate careers, watch videos and get great advice, find out about employers and work experience opportunities in your area. – video based job profile information and skills explorer tool. – gives clear and comprehensive information about a range of Career Zones (sectors), in an easy to access format. Students can create a profile to help to collate useful information. ’60 second interviews’ giving profile of professionals, provide a useful insight into specific careers. – offers detailed advice on how to access a range of sectors. Also offers the purchase of resources, compiled in conjunction with

professionals working in these fields, designed to enable you to achieve your dream career or course. A selection of these books and online psychometric testing access have been supplied to the School by How2Become. – a good general careers website and job profile database. – an interactive careers website to help with ‘careers matching’ programme to help with career choice (log in for a free guest pass). – opportunities that exist outside of university. – information about university courses on offer, also the Stamford test to help with ideas about subjects to study. – represents 24 leading universities, source of careers information & advice including ‘informed choices’ a downloadable guide to making post 16 choices. – find out which areas you could access after a particular degree. – Springboard is for students. It is divided into two main sections: the Career Test and the Career Exploration Tool. In tandem, these two interactive tools allow students to find some career inspiration and gain an insight into their different career options. – this site has useful videos, demonstrating how to complete the online applications for many top companies in the UK, as well as providing detailed information on salaries and interviews. Applications forms can be printed off directly from this site. – lots of information about specific sectors as well as advice on how to create a CV and prepare for interviews. – displays current apprenticeship and school leaver programme opportunities, to the latest school leaver job news, and gives career journey advice. – gives live apprenticeship vacancies, organised by sector or area. Also offers plenty of advice on making applications. – For information on apprenticeships:

(Currently being reviewed to reflect new legislation)

Apprenticeship Week

Career Opportunities across the curriculum

Parents guide to national careers week 2021

Provider Access Policy