Employability is providing our students with the skills needed to make a successful transition from education into the workplace.

All students from Kingsmeadow Community School will progress onto higher education, an apprenticeship or into the workplace with training. All students are given the support to:

  • a first class education and outstanding CIAG
  • progress onto courses leading to higher-level qualifications
  • progress into jobs that meet local and national needs
  • develop relevant employability skills
  • nurture important character traits in order to develop into a well rounded young person
  • enlarge their network of contacts who can offer advice including members of the business community and college alumni
  • source relevant work experience
  • develop the confidence and independence to pursue their ambitions
  • achieve all they can, regardless of SEN status or other potential social/cultural barriers
  • achieve good pass grades in a range of GCSE or GGCE equivalent subjects
  • prevent them from becoming NEET

At Kingsmeadow Community School we aim to equip the students with skills to face the challenges of the world beyond school and to make them aware of the part they can play in the wider community. The school’s CIAG programme exists to prepare students for choices, changes and transitions affecting their future education, training and employment. The Careers, Inspiration, Advice and Guidance programme is concerned with preparation for adult life and with the acquisition of knowledge and the development of skills, which have relevance for the future. Young people face more options than ever before in education, training and employment and good careers education and guidance enables them to make choices and helps them to achieve their potential. All students, in line with the school’s Equal Opportunities Policy, are entitled to a planned programme of careers education and guidance within their overall education which helps students achieve the following aims:

  • Develop an understanding of themselves and others as individuals, including their own and others strengths and limitations, abilities and potential, personal qualities, need, attitudes and values
  • Develop a knowledge and understanding of the education, training and employment
    opportunities available to them locally, nationally and internationally
  • Understand, because of school based activities and work placements, the general key skills required by employers as well as the more specialist skills associated with careers that may be of particular interest
  • Have open access to information, advice and guidance upon a broad range of career
    pathways either in written or electronic form

The CIAG programme supports this entitlement and offers a programme which is:

  • A continuous and coherent process
  • Structured
  • Supported by staff with appropriate qualifications and skills
  • Based on a partnership between school, parents, ‘Connexions’ and various other opportunity providers
  • Confidential to participants in the careers guidance process
  • Accessible at the appropriate time
  • Based upon equal opportunities
  • Differentiated to individual ability