Careers Support and Guidance


At King James we are committed to ensuring that all our students have high quality impartial advice on career opportunities, and that they progress onto appropriate courses on leaving the school. It is very important to us to know that all leavers have a plan for their next step.

We support our students in making well-informed decisions by providing access to differentiated, impartial and independent information and guidance about the range of options (including academic, vocational, apprenticeships) that are most likely to help them to achieve their ambitions. We believe that giving students the best careers education and guidance is vital to improving their motivation to learn and help them to achieve.

  • When delivering careers education we aim to ensure that the information about learning options and careers is presented impartially and that advice promotes the best interests of students. Our aims may be summarised as follows:

  • Developing resilience to help young people to plan and manage their own futures

  • Responds to the needs of each learner

  • Provides comprehensive information and advice

  • Raises aspirations

  • Actively promotes respect and equality of opportunity

  • Challenges stereotypes

  • Helps young people to progress

  • Give a wider and relevant context for learning