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Kingswood Secondary Academy

Ofsted Good

Aspiration and Careers


This year has been a challenge for everyone; individually, as families and as a community.  Our world will settle and we will all adapt to new ways of working; our students will move onto new career pathways, University and apprenticeships armed with knowledge and confidence in their choices.  We are committed to making sure that every young person has access to the best Careers education, advice and guidance but with current restrictions we have had to make significant changes to the Aspiration and Careers programme followed within the Academy.  We are unable to offer trips to a University and welcome the range of employers to support and inspire students onto the site.


However, this does not mean that we have cancelled all activities.  We are in a strong position to continue with a clear virtual programme established over the period whilst schools were closed to most students.  Across the curriculum staff are working to create and provide meaningful activities that will broaden the aspirations of our young people and help them engage with a wide range of employers, apprenticeship providers and local colleges.  These will take place in subject specific areas and through PSHE activities.   Students in Year 11 have already had a virtual assembly explaining future pathways and we continue work with and be supported by (albeit virtually) by Ian Doherty from Prospects to ensure they have access to impartial and up to date Careers advice. 

Thank you for your continued support with our drive the raise the level of aspiration for all students and ensure that they transition between Key Stages and post – 16 / post – 18 with a clear pathway and knowledge of how to achieve their ambitions and develop their passions.

Thank you, Beth Hardy


At Kingswood Secondary Academy we assess the impact of our careers programme on our students by using both the COMPASS tool to ensure that we are meeting the requirements of the 8 Gatsby Benchmarks for effective CEIAG.  Through our work with Ian Doherty from Prospects we also monitor student destination data and have recently been awarded Career Mark, a professional accreditation in Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance.  As part of this we also offer students the opportunity to keep their own records of the CEIAG they have participated in through the Kudos program.

Review Date: January 2020

Please click the link below for the Career Guidance E-Pack and other career resources.

Career Guidance E-Pack