Kemball School’s career programme begins in year 9. Pupils in year 9, 10 and 11 have access to a variety of workplace visits and young enterprise activities through a Preparation for Adulthood Day, which allows them to develop key skills for the world of work and teaches them about the type of work available in the local job market. These encounters are supplemented by additional classroom based sessions to learn about how to access the world of work and cover, amongst other topics, interviews, health and safety and CV writing.
Once a pupil in the functional pathway reaches year 11 they also undertake a work placement based on their personal interests and abilities. This takes place over a period of 4-5 days and is supported by a workplace coach initially, with a view for as many pupils as possible to access the placement independently towards the end of their placement. The school keeps a record of meaningful encounters over the pupils’ time in the functional pathway and will keep a work placement diary when they undertake a weeks’ work placement.
For more information of Kemball School’s careers programme please contact Lowri Thorburn via the school telephone number or Kemball email address.