Teachers and school staff

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Below is key information on how Careers is delivered in our school

Careers and planning for the future is an integral part of our Personal Development provision.  A focus can be found in:

  • our PSHCEE curriculum
  • our tutor time programme
  • opportunities provided for our students – i.e Careers Fairs, visiting speakers, bespoke Careers events
  • our work with the Career & Enterprise company and York and North Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), and Leeds City Region
  • our links with Post 16 and post 18 providers and local employers

Careers provision at King James’s School is linked to the Gatsby Benchmarks for good practice and the Career Development Framework (CDI – Career Development Institute).

The Gatsby Benchmarks are:

    1. a stable career 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

The Career Development Framework

 The CDI’s Career Development Framework describes the six career development skills that people need to have positive careers.

These six skills are the learning areas that career development programmes and interventions should focus on. When you are supporting someone with their career you should ask yourself, how can I help them to grow throughout life, explore possibilities, manage career, create opportunities, balance life and work and see the big picture. Each career development activity might develop a different skill, but ultimately individuals need to engage with all of these learning areas.

Grow throughout life – by learning and reflecting on yourself, your background, and your strengths

Explore Possibilities – Explore the full range of possibilities open to you and learn about recruitment processes and the culture of different workplaces.

Manage Career – Manage your career actively, make the most of opportunities and learn from setbacks.

Create Opportunities – Create Opportunities and learn from setbacks

Balance Life and work – Balance your life as a worker and/or entrepreneur with your wellbeing, other interests and your involvement with your family and community

See the big picture – See the big picture by paying attention to how the economy, politics and society connect with your own life and career.

Careers Programme