Careers

Careers provision at Kingham Hill is overseen by the Assistant Head Academic. Provision for careers guidance is through giving pupils access to good information about careers, helping them to think through their own strengths, weaknesses and interests to find suitable career pathways, providing access to relevant events and specialists at key junctures in their academic journeys and regular conversations with tutors who know the pupils well and can give advice and point them to other sources of information.
 

ISCO/ Inspiring Futures

We subscribe to the ISCO/ Inspiring Futures careers service - which incorporates training for tutors and careers adviser support throughout the year (equivalent to three full days or six half days per year). This is used to have careers advisers on hand at key junctures such as options meetings for Year 9 and Year 11 and the Year 12 UCAS day; we use the opportunity of having an adviser in school to have them run other careers focussed workshop sessions or presentations to pupils before the options meeting and presentations to parents.
 
The subscription also provides us with access to an email or telephone helpline which staff can use to ask questions on pupils’ behalf (or pupils themselves once they have subscribed to Futurewise in Year 11). Tutors can use the email address helpline@inspiringfutures.org.uk or the phone number 01276 687515 and should quote Kingham Hill and Mrs Chapman to ask questions.
 
Material on the Futurewise website is used as the basis of a scheme of work in PSHE lessons in January of Year 11, helping pupils think about their futures.
 
Other benefits of our subscription to Futurewise include:
 
an online psychometric test similar to the Morrisby test (in November of Year 11);
a full profile (paper and online) based on their responses to the psychometric test questions;
login details to the Futurewise website with their individual profile and a range of careers research and planning tools;
a group session explaining how to interpret and use the profile and the web resources;
a one-to-one 35 minute interview with a careers adviser (in January of Year 11)- focussed on careers options and sixth form choices;
access to email or telephone support at any time for careers & further education questions;
a further one-to-one interview at a time of their choosing- usually in Year 12 to investigate Further Education options or at university to look further into careers pathways.
 

One off Events

We will access larger scale events where pupils can gain information on specific careers or pathways. These can include: 

Creative Careers Event, Coventry- information event about careers in the Arts, Drama, Design.
Medical & Healthcare careers event. 
Skills Show at Birmingham NEC- large national event showcasing a range of careers in creative and vocational fields; practical interactive experiences to take part in. 
MOD Careers clinic- Army and RAF careers adviser will come into school and make a presentation.
Visit to Sparsholt College- specialising in agricultural.
 

Spotlight Dinners

These bring in people in particular career areas (Hillians, parents, other contacts of the school) for networking dinners with pupils in Years 10-13 where they have the opportunity to speak to adults in those career areas, ask questions and make contacts for possible work experience or further questions. These dinners usually cover:
 
Legal Professions 
Medicine &Healthcare 
Creative & Media 
 

 

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