Kingsmead's full time Careers Advisor, Mrs Julie Butler is based at the entrance to the Science department (C-Block). Mrs Butler works throughout KS3, KS4 and KS5 to provide students with a continuing programme of independent and impartial information, advice and guidance.Students receive information via targeted group consultations, one to one interviews and drop in sessions. Below are examples of some
Further information on Sixth Form, College Open Days, Apprenticeship, University Courses and more can be obtained from the Careers Office or by contacting Mrs Butler.
Wednesday lunch time drops ins every week - Careers Office
'Kudos' is a software package that assists students in exploring career ideas that are matches to their likes and dislikes and skills and qualities by answering a range of questions.
Log in user name and password are identical to the first 6 digits of the students' school e-mail address.
An Audience with...
An opportunity to meet and ask questions of an expert in the career you are interested in. Guests from a wide range of careers meet small groups of interested students after school. Sessions are arranged to match students' career aspirations as shared from the school questionnaire.
See the programme of events for more information.
This is a Careers website set up to enable students to further explore their career ideas. It gives information on a particular career role and links to other career roles within its sector that could be of interest.
Students need to register on this website to access full details. There are sessions available throughout the year dedicated to help with this. These are advertised through the notices every week.
The Careers team deliver the Futures programme from Year 7 through to Year 13. As you can see below, each Year has a different Futures day. The days interconnect and provide valuable impartial advice throughout students' time at Kingsmead. Often there are different pathways for students to choose, reflecting their particular interests and aspirations.
|11||Maximise||Students are given useful learning tools that will support their long term studies.|
|7||Futures Day||The National Ryman's Enterprise Challenge - team building, presentation and time management skills.|
|11||Futures Day||An option is available to attend a University of Birmingham visit. The School based day involves a numbers of businesses and providers providing talks and workshops.|
|All||Futures Fayre||Approximately 100 Universities, Colleges, Business and FE providers after school. Open to students, parents and Hednesford.|
|8||Futures Day||Built around the upcoming options process, students get a chance to learn more about different careers through speed dating career representations as well as an option for a University visit.|
|8||Options Evening||A chance to meet staff of option subjects and ask questions about the courses on offer with parents.|
|10||Aim Higher Futures Evening||A choice of University or Apprenticeship routes in an evening where students here about finance, qualification requirements and speak to previous Kingsmead students.|
|9||Futures Day||Students are put through their paces through mock interviews and application process. This shows students what life skills they will need when it comes to the world of work and how specific qualifications may help them. This is run alongside a number of large National company partners.|
|12||Futures Week||A wide ranging programme of events introducing the UCAS process as well as University visits and talks from NCS, impartial careers advisors and a full mock application process.|
Career Resources Available
A range of publications and information can be found in the Learning Study Centre and the Careers Office, alongside a variety of online resources, which are easily accessible within school and from the school intranet page.
Personalised Intranet Pages
Student intranet pages are personalised and bespoke. They are build around the choices they made using the Careers Questionnaire. This ensures they receive information relevant to them. This includes what qualifications they need to achieve by the end of Year 11 and Year 13. Students can also see a record of their achievement points and successes in school.