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Careers Strategy

The vision for Career’s Education at The King’s CE school 

At The King's CE School our vision, through the careers programme, is to equip students with the knowledge, skills and drive to make the choices that will allow them to aspire, believe and achieve throughout their careers. 

They will experience and take part in activities that encourage them to aspire to greatness, reflect on their strengths and build on areas for development and gain an understanding of the different pathways that will allow them to achieve great things.


Strategic Overview 


The King’s CE school is committed to supporting learners to access high quality support to make decisions about the next step that is right for them, and to aspire to achieve their full potential. Our approach, through learners developing knowledge of career pathways and developing career management skills seeks to impact learners’ early career and long term healthy career success. The King’s CE school is committed to improving the life chances of our learners by offering a programme of CEIAG that is stable, structured and delivered by individuals with the right skills and experience. Our Career’s Strategy is aligned to the Gatsby Benchmarks, and ensures compliance with the Careers Guidance (2018).  

The overall aim of this Careers Strategy is to ensure that the CEIAG offer provides learners with high quality opportunities to prepare learners for the next stage and transition into positive destinations and long term healthy career success. We will:  


  • Continuously review the impact of our CEIAG.  

  • Increase careers advice and guidance to be an integral part of tour school’s curriculum.  

  • Strengthen strategic partnerships with employers and higher education.  

  • Meet the requirements of the Careers Guidance: guidance for further education colleges and sixth form colleges February 2018. 

  • Ensure that the Gatsby Benchmarks are fully embedded in our CEIAG Programme, monitoring and evaluation our performance against these benchmarks using the Compass evaluation tool. 

The eight Gatsby benchmarks of Good Career Guidance are -  

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


Strategic vision 

Through the implementation of our Career’s Programme we will be supporting the achievement of the following whole school targets -  

1.1 - Implement raising achievement strategies across all teams within the school so that ambitious targets are achieved  

1.3 Increase the academic focus on high attaining pupils  

1.5 Secure improved KS4 outcomes  

1.7 Use data analysis to identify target groups for support/intervention and regularly reviewing the impact of these  

1.9 Increase the focus on destination information and careers education across the school  

2.8 Develop teaching strategies and resources to meet the needs of SEND pupils  

2.9 Develop teaching and learning strategies which stretch, challenge and support PP pupils  

3.4 Use data and intervention strategies on behaviour and safety across all Key Stages, to implement specific and targeted interventions  

4.3 Continue to develop strong partnerships locally and nationally  

4.6 Improve communication between the school and the community 

Implementation of the Strategy 

The Strategy will be implemented through the following Programme of events -​

Programme of events

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