Careers

At The Sittingbourne School, our careers programme is delivered in a number of exciting ways throughout each year group.

 

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  • Our annual Careers Fair gives access to many local and national employers, universities, apprenticeship providers and ex-students who interact with students from Year 7 through to Year 13.
  • Our ‘drop everything for Careers’ session allows subject staff to deliver presentations and discussions on subject related careers and pathways to all students.

  • Assemblies and presentations from external speakers from a range of employers, universities and apprenticeship providers are organised for different year groups throughout the academic year.

  • Work experience is offered to students in Year 10 and Year 12 to support their experience of the workplace and decision making for future pathways.

  • Support from external organisations for specific year groups, such as the Department for Work and Pensions supporting sixth form students in creating appropriate cvs and delivering mock interviews for Year 12.

  • A variety of careers activities are delivered through tutor time in each year group, as well as Character Education lessons and Skills for Life lessons in Sixth Form.

  • Specialised career sessions with a range of external agencies are also organised for our SEND and EHCP students and parents, which include events on and off of school site to support these students’ progression plans.

Please find below, our careers programme for all year groups, for the academic year.

Term 1 Programme

Year 7 University - Kent and Medway Progression registration
Year 8  
Year 9 Queen Mary University London taster day
Year 10 University Residential Summer School Assemblies
Year 11
  • Sixth Form Assembly
  • Kent Choices process
  • Macnade assembly on writing a personal statement
  • DDS tour of West Kent College
Year 12 ASDAN peer mentoring training - Delivered by DWP
Year 13
  • Personalised HE support
  • Personalised guidance and proof reading of UCAS personal statements

Term 2 Programme

Year 7 Assembly on progression pathways
Year 8 Assembly by UCA on Creative Arts
Year 9
  • STEM activities
  • Options evening
  • UCA Easter School
  • Axminster Power Tools trip for potential NEET students
  • Creative writing workshop at University of Kent
Year 10 University Residential Summer School Assemblies
Year 11
  • Sixth Form Assembly
  • Kent Choices process
  • Macnade assembly on writing a personal statement
  • DDS tour of West Kent College
Year 12
  • Royal Academy of Arts and Photography Museum trip for Art and Photography students - Y12/13
  • SNAP fitness visit - Sport students
  • UCA/Kent and Canterbury Christchurch and KATO Apprenticeships at Y12 Parents evening
Year 13 Conference for the Digital World - Finance and Computing students

Term 3 Programme

All Years
  • Careers Fair for all year group and National Careers week activities in tutor time
  • Apprenticeship week - activities for all year groups in tutor time
Year 7  
Year 8 Subject specific University Taster sessions/workshops/visits
Year 9
  • Enterprise Activities
  • Apprenticeship Assembly with KATO
Year 10
  • University residential Summer School
  • Inspiring Minds Canterbury Christchurch
  • Parents evening and sharing of LMI to all parents
     
Year 11
  • One to one progression meetings with Sixth Form Principal
  • Careers meetings at RADAR to offer IAG
Year 12
  • Work experience opportunity
  • CV writing in Skills for Life lessons by DWP
  • Business students - Morrisons workshops
Year 13
  • Parents evening, with one to one meetings for IAG and personalised progression discussions.
  • Progression meetings with a Trust Leader
  • Lloyds Apprenticeship programme workshop

Term 4 Programme

Year 7 Bespoke events for EHCP students
Year 8 Bespoke events for EHCP students
Year 9 Bespoke events for EHCP students
Year 10

Bespoke events for EHCP students

Year 11
  • University Taster Events
  • National Citizenship Service Program
Year 12
  • Higher Education workshops with Canterbury Christchurch
  • ASDAN peer mentoring training
Year 13 Support for student Finance applications

Term 5 Programme

Year 7  
Year 8  
Year 9  
Year 10

Careers information provided in Tutor time

Year 11  
Year 12 Personalised progression meetings

 

Year 13 Personalised progression meetings

Term 6 Programme

Year 7 Subject specific career linked visits
Year 8 Subject specific career linked visits
Year 9 Subject specific career linked visits
Year 10 Work experience opportunity
Year 11  
Year 12

 

Year 13  

Throughout the year

  • Parents evenings, offering personalised support
  • Careers Library lunchtime drop ins
  • Regular careers displays
  • One to one meetings with Careers Advisor - by booked appointment

Results Days Support

  • Personalised guidance offered in 1:1 meetings
  • HE guidance offered for University clearing
  • General progression advice and guidance available to all students