Every year, during National Careers Week, the school hosts its own Careers Fair, inviting local employers and colleges in to the school to speak to our students. Students in year 10 and 11 are invited to attend and are given the opportunity to ask any questions they have about the careers that interest them. More information about this year’s Career Fair can be found below.
Our students, from year 7 through to sixth form, are given regular opportunities to consider their future aspirations and seek advice and guidance on the goals they aim to achieve.
Careers Education is delivered in tutor time, during students’ Learning for Life sessions, and through assemblies and visits from local employers and universities. Information on careers is also embedded in the academic curriculum and during LRC lessons in English, where students are given the opportunity to develop their research skills and access up-to-date information on labour markets. More information on the Learning for Life programmes are listed below.
Additionally, all students in year 11 are provided with one to one careers guidance with an impartial careers guidance specialist. This service is provided Ideas 4 Careers. For further information, please visit their website here: www.ideas4careers.co.uk
If you would like to access current information on careers, you can also visit our Virtual Careers Library.
The Virtual Careers Library is regularly updated and boasts a wealth of information and resources:
Our next Careers Fair will be on Tuesday 10th March and we are currently recruiting representatives from local businesses and organisations to come and talk about the opportunities they have available in their industries. If you would be willing to come and share your experiences and promote your business/ organisation/ profession with our year 10/11 then please email. The Fair relies on the good will of the local community in order to make it a success and we appreciate the help volunteers give.
If you have any further questions or queries, please contact Emma Cooper at firstname.lastname@example.org
Learning for Life
The Learning for Life programme at Kimberley School ensures that all students have access to an excellent Personal, Social, Health, Citizenship and Careers Education. The programme is overseen by our Learning for Life Co-ordinator, Emma Cooper.
Students access this programme through dedicated weekly lessons assemblies; sessions ran by specialist agencies; and in some subject lessons. The full details of the Learning for Life Programme for each year group is set out in the email below.
In September 2018 the government launched an expectation that all schools’ careers education would be developed in-line with the Gatsby Benchmarks. Full details of our careers programme is included in these details.
If you do have any questions or require further information, then please contact Emma Cooper through the school reception.