Careers

Careers Leader

Mrs Janet Sharkey | Email: jsharkey@nullkettlethorpe.wakefield.sch.uk | tel. 01924 251 605

Lead Governor: Aileen Talbot

Lead Senior Staff Member: G Lickiss

Senior Careers Advisors: Sally Hodgkinson (The Shaw Group, previously Prospects)

Careers Support Advisor: N Abson

External provider support: The Shaw Group

Careers Strategy & Impact Measurement

At Kettlethorpe High School, careers information, advice and guidance are interwoven into the curriculum in all years from 7 -11. The majority of careers education is delivered through comprehensive career’s programmes, which is supplemented by several immersion events throughout the pupil’s five-year journey. All pupils also have access to KUDOS ‘a complete destinations exploration platform’ for career research and career skills development. The careers lead for the school, works closely with external careers agencies and other external partners to provide employer contact and opportunities to experience the workplace and wider world of work. In addition, pupils can access events and study days provided by local universities, colleges and employers. The events listed below are available to all pupils and are an outline of what is offered. The strategy is not exhaustive of the opportunities available to pupils at Kettlethorpe High School. We have included the impact of our strategy below.

The school careers strategy and careers plan can be found by clicking on the links below:

Careers Plan 2021-2022

Careers strategy & impact statement 2021-2022

The following data is for 303 pupils.

Main destination colleges for our pupils:

> NEW College

> Wakefield College

> Barnsley College

> Accord Sixth Form

> Shelley College Sixth Form

> Greenhead College

> Askham Bryan College

Useful Links

> Go Higher West Yorkshire – helping students access and prepare for the higher education in West Yorkshire.

> Find an apprenticeship – this online search on the government pages allows you to look for current apprenticeship vacancies.

> KUDOS – Kettlethorpe pupils have access to this online career development service. If you are unsure of what careers you might be interested in, Kudos can give ideas based on what you like and dislike. You can also discover what careers your subjects can lead to.