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Careers

Welcome to the student careers section of the Thamesview website. This area is designed to give you a little more information about the careers guidance and education you can expect whilst at the school. In addition to this, you will find a number of useful links to impartial organisations which assist young people in career development.

The Careers Coordinator at Thamesview School is Mrs Nerys Sandy. Mrs Sandy works in conjunction with CXK (external and impartial career guidance organisation formerly known as Connexions) and other outside agencies/institutions to deliver career guidance and information. Parents are welcome to contact Mrs Sandy with any concerns or questions that they may have regarding their child’s future education or employment options.

As well as a resident Careers Coordinator, the school also has a well-stocked careers section in the school library. There are numerous career books, prospectuses, information leaflets and guides. All students are more than welcome to use these resources during break, lunchtime and after school.

Careers Guidance for All

All Key Stage 4 students at Thamesview will receive at least one 1:1 career guidance interview. Some of these interviews will be conducted by CXK (an external and impartial career guidance organisation) and some will be conducted by the Careers Coordinator, Mrs Sandy. A letter will be sent home to parents/carers informing them of the interview and inviting them to attend.

All students are also welcome to attend a drop-in careers session on Monday lunchtime in the library. The session is run by Mrs Sandy and is open to all year groups. Students can pop along and have an informal chat about their future; they will have the opportunity to ask questions and pick up any relevant resources. If a student requires a more in depth career guidance interview, this can be booked through Mrs Sandy.

In addition to the drop-in sessions, all students will experience careers education through a variety of sources during their time at Thamesview. The school offers a vast range of experiences that will enhance students’ knowledge and understanding of the world of work. We currently run, Higher Education taster events, work experience, access to Higher Education summer schools, mock interview programme, a range of professional talks and much more.

The website links below will help you investigate different pathways and options:

www.kentchoices4u.co.uk

https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/

www.careersbox.co.uk

www.icould.com

www.plotr.co.uk