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Careers

Introduction

Ken Stimpson Community School has a rich and diverse careers programme to help support students now and in their future. 

Our mission is to ensure that every student is aware of the career possibilities available to them. We aim to show them how the foundations they lay at Ken Stimpson prepare them for life beyond school. 

At Ken Stimpson Community School our Careers and Enterprise provision helps raise young people’s aspirations and promotes access to all career pathways enabling all young people to develop the skills and outlook they need to achieve career wellbeing, including adaptability and resilience.  We are able to achieve this by developing a careers programme which follows the Department of Education’s guidance using the 8 Gatsby Benchmarks:

  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

Pupils, parents, teachers and employers may access our careers programme from our website.  There is information on provision for each year group 7 through to 13.

The school measures and assesses the impact of the careers programme by evaluating each activity with the student and the provider, we also assess progression data and destination data.

The school reviews the information provided on an annual basis in the summer term.

Events

PSHE - Inspiring Future Lesson Plans
Community Christmas Lunch
Nurture Group Residential
Marine Engineering Workshops
Career Investigator - Part 1
Froglife - Outdoor Sessions
Amazon Challenge/ Workplace Visit
Metro Bank Finance Programme
“You’re Hired” Careers and Enterprise event delivered by All About Enterprise

During the event the students will form their own Marketing Agencies within their teams, by designing their own company name, logo and slogan.  Then, through a serious of missions and quizzes based on key areas of marketing i.e. advertising, experiential marketing and digital marketing, they will prepare to deliver a ‘pitch’ for the marketing business of a given brand.  Finally, they will go head to head with their peers to compete for the prize of Best Marketing Agency and/or the Best Presenter of the Day.

International Buddy Programme

Students will have the opportunity to buddy one of our international visitors during the year.  We have recently had visitors from Mexico, Taiwan, China, Spain and Italy all visiting Ken Stimpson on a two week education programme.  This opportunity gives Ken Stimpson students the opportunity to learn a new language and culture and the work opportunities overseas.

Travelex Maths Challenge

Students will work in teams with employees from Travelex to solve mathematical problems based around foreign currency.  They will also explore the links between maths and many career pathways.

RAF PDT Day

Students will work in teams to solve problems, they will be exploring their communication, team building, risk taking and problem solving skills, all skills needed in the workplace.

Our Mexican visitors prepared a fantastic farewell presentation for staff and students.
Students were given the opportunity to learn how to create amazing pieces of work out of chocolate.

Careers Lead: Mrs A. Ayre

Email: a.ayre [at] kscs.org.uk

Tel No: 01733 765950 ext: 272

Governor Link: Mr Angus Brown

Employer Engagement

Here at Ken Stimpson Community School we are committed to providing our students with a quality Careers Programme that gives them the opportunity to build their confidence and develop their skills to enable them to make informed decisions regarding their future pathway into the world of work.  To deliver this programme we rely on the support of businesses in and around Peterborough who are willing to support our activities.  If you are an employer and would like to support our students and potentially develop your own staff, please do contact me to discuss further -  a.ayre [at] kscs.org.uk

Activities and events, we currently offer include:

Business networking Events
Mock Interviews
Business Challenges
Mentoring

This list is by no means limited so if you have any ideas on how you could support please do let me know.

Once again many thanks on behalf of our students to those businesses who already support our programme and I look forward to hearing from those who would like to support in the future.

Ken Stimpson Community School
Staniland Way
Werrington
PE4 6JT (Sat Nav users: PE4 6WR)