Our Careers Leader at Kenton School is Ms Kay Walker (email, telephone 0191 214 2200). Careers education is delivered in a variety of ways: through lessons, workshops, assemblies, one-to-one interviews, work place visits, and events which take place both inside and outside school. In the documents available to download we have set out which activities take place throughout the year for each year group and how external providers can request access. We measure the impact of these activities in a variety of ways, for example analysing destination data and seeking feedback from students, staff and other participants involved in the programme, such as employers. Our progress towards achieving the 8 Gatsby Benchmarks for Good Career Guidance is measured using the Compass evaluation tool.  The next review of this information will be in January 2022.

If you would like to offer feedback or any further comments on our Careers Programme please email Ms Walker using the details above. It is the aim of the Kenton School to fully meet the eight Gatsby benchmarks for Good Career Guidance:

  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

Labour Market Information

It’s important that our students are aware of Labour Market Information, which can help them in making decisions about their future. This information is presented to students through tutor time and Lifeskills, but we also encourage all students and their parents/carers to explore the information available online.

Apprenticeships, University, Careers

Sixth Form, University, College, Apprenticeships – as a fully comprehensive school we are aware that our students take many different paths when their time comes to move on, be that after Year 11 or Year 13. As a result we have listed some useful websites for students and parents to use when exploring their options:

North East Local Enterprise Partnership

By working with the North East Local Enterprise Partnership (NELEP) Kenton School are working with a range of organisations in the area to further improve the provision and careers education we offer in school for our students and their parents/carers.

Experiences of Workplaces

Experience of workplaces is an important part of the careers provision offered to students at Kenton School. All students in Year 10 are given the opportunity to visit a workplace during their Careers Week.

  • Year 10 Careers Week begins Monday 4th April 2022

All students will be given further information on this in advance.

Supporting the Careers Programme

Could you support a workplace visit? Or would you like to run a workshop or deliver a talk linked to your area of employment?  Whether you are a parent/carer of one of our current or past students, school alumni or a local business, we’d love to hear from you if you would be willing to support students.

Encounters with employers are such an important part of career development and we try to include as many as possible – but this is not without its challenges. There is no need to commit to anything, but if you would like to express an interest in offering any of the above to our students please contact detailing your name, your organisation, the activity you would like to offer/be involved in and which year group the activity may be best suited for.

Details of our provider access policy can be found here

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