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At Thamesview we have invested a lot of time building a strong careers programme which is both resilient as well as flexible to current labour market trends. Careers is embedded in all subjects forming a clear link from subject to future career pathway. Our programme includes Years 7 through to 13 with different events and activities to support each stage of the student’s education from developing employability skills in Year 7 by engaging in our Dragon’s Den project to making UCAS applications in Year 13.

Our ethos is that every student fulfils their potential in both their academic and character education. Today young people have to be in education or employment with training until they are eighteen and we will offer support to students to explore and research all options available to them to ensure they are able to make informed decisions and find the right destination for themselves.

Over the years Thamesview have formed strong links with partners including Gravesham Council, Construction Youth, Pathway CTM and many more,  enhancing the delivery of events such as mock interviews, work experience and industry projects. We have a fully stocked careers library, within the main library, with books, college and university prospectus, industry magazines and newspapers all available to students.

Students will have opportunities to meet with employers, engage with Further and Higher Education providers during their time at Thamesview through a wide variety of trips, careers assemblies, practical projects, industry based activities many of which are bespoke to Thamesview. We recommend our Year 11 students make their Post 16 applications via Kentchoices, which will enable students to track the progress of each of their applications throughout the process.

We have held the Investors in Careers kite mark for several years and we are now working towards a Certificate of Excellence as well as fulfilling the criteria in all eight Gatsby Benchmarks. We are part of the network of the Careers and Enterprise Company, a government funded agency, and use their tracking tools to match with the Gatsby criteria as well as record student activity.

Mrs Beaumont is the Assistant Headteacher who oversees careers as part of her whole school responsibilities and Thamesview also has a link governor in place, together they support and develop our programme to ensure every student has opportunities to access the world of work through their learning at Thamesview School. We have also had the opportunity to work with an Enterprise Advisor who has helped create a stable careers programme which takes into account current labour market information, realistic expectations of the world of work and introduced innovative concepts for employer engagement.

Thamesview have a qualified external impartial careers advisor in school on a regular bases meeting with students individually as well as offering group sessions.  Students and parents can also book to see our Careers Leader, Mrs Sandy, for advice and guidance.

For more information please do not hesitate to contact me using the below information.

Nsandy
Mrs N Sandy
Email n.sandy@thamesview.kent.sch.uk
Telephone 01474 566 552 EXT: 1213

 

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

Kentchoices

National Careers Services

UCAS

SACU

ICould

Provider Access Policy

Gatsby Benchmarks

Careers Plan 2021-22

Term 1

Careers Interviews – Year 11 & 12

University and Apprenticeship Fair Trip – Year 12

Work Experience Launch – Year 10

Employability Skills Cards – All Years

Term 2

Dragons Den – All Years

Brunel’s Programme – Year 12

Careers Interviews – Years 11 & 12

Post 16 Applications - Year 11

Conference Day – Year 12

Construction Careers – Year 9

NHS Performance – Year 9

Term 3

Careers Interviews – Year 11 & 12

Mock Interviews – Year 10

Employability Skills Cards – All Years

Confidence in the Classroom – Year 9

Assessment Centre – Year 12

Term 4

Maths in Construction – Year 8

Careers Assemblies – All Years

Option Workshops – Year 9

Careers Interviews – Year 10

Term 5

Employability Skills Cards – All Years

Careers Interviews – Year 10

Term 6

Work Experience – Years 10 & 12

Activities Week – Year 7, 8 & 9

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