Careers Leader: Mr C Ross
Careers Coordinator: Mr D Crothers and Mrs R Adkin
Independent Careers Adviser: Hannah Courtney Bennett
At TWGSB we are committed to the continuous development of our Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) programme. We are proud to hold the full ‘Investors in Careers’ award. This is a nationally recognised quality award for the provision of CEIAG within an institution. The school regularly reviews its CEIAG offer against the 8 'Gatsby' benchmarks. We continue to build links with local employers, and are proud of our work and association with AXA-PPP amonst other organisations. We are a member of the West Kent Entrerprise Advisors Network.
Our independent Careers Adviser visits the school on a regular basis to offer career interviews to students.
Units of work during form time: Employability Skills, Being Enterprising, My Town, My Journey, and Employability Challenges.
In the unit Employability Skills, pupils explore employability skills, qualities and values. In particular, they find out how employability skills, qualities and values translate into the workplace. They also practice and develop employability skills.
Units of work during form time: The Work Generator, 21st Century Entrepreneurship, First Steps, The Ripple Effect and Taste and See.
In the unit The Work Generator, pupils learn about the different employment sectors, types of jobs and how employment sectors often rely on each other. Pupils also explore familiar and unfamiliar jobs. Throughout each unit, there are several key questions, for example, what types of employment sectors are there in Tunbridge Wells and Kent?
Units of work during form time: Reap the Awards, My Choices, It’s All About You, Work Smart and The New Age of Employment. Careers in Year 9 is strongly linked to the pupils making their subject choices for GCSE. Within Unit 1 and 2, the aims are directly linked to their GCSE choices. The aims are for pupils to explore the range of qualifications available at TWGSB, assess relevant sources of information relating to these qualifications and consider whether some jobs require certain qualifications. These units also allow pupils to explore post-14 choices. They research and organise information about post-14 choices to help them with decision-making and planning.
Units of work during form time: What are my Options, The Right Move, What Employers Want, Employ Me, Who wants to be an Entrepreneur? and Into the Workplace. This is supplemented within the final unit where pupils explore how a work placement can support their studies and career planning. This directly links to the work experience that the pupils carry out during activities week of Year 10.
Units of work during form time: Effective Working Practice, Support for Starting a Business, Stressed Out, Social Responsibility- It’s Everyone’s Job, Going Global, Your Future- It’s in your hands!
Year 11 careers build on the career planning which pupils carried out in Year 10. Students explore how employees and employers can develop and maintain an effective working environment through teamwork, good leadership, positive working relationships, building rapport and encourage creativity.
The main focus here is preparing the students for when they leave the school either to enter higher/further education, apprenticeships or the labour market. The emphasis is on providing the students with the skills to make informed choices about their future. Students are advised how to research effectively and make choices using a wide range of materials in the school. Various opportunities are offered to students to attend Careers and Higher Education Fairs and also talks given by specialists in a number of different professions. All students have the opportunity to attend mock interviews in preparation either for university entrance and/or for the world of work. Click here for more information.