Careers provision at King James’s School is linked to the Gatsby Benchmarks for good practice.

The Gatsby Benchmarks are:

  1. a stable careers programme
  2. learning from career and labour market information
  3. addressing the needs of each pupil
  4. linking curriculum learning to careers
  5. encounters with employers and employees
  6. experiences of workplaces
  7. encounters with further and higher education
  8. personal guidance


In addition to this, King James’s school will aim to:

  • prepare pupils for life post-education
  • develop an understanding of different career paths and challenge stereotypes
  • develop an understanding of the differences between school and work
  • inspire pupils to chase and achieve their dreams and ensure that individuals’ personal aspirations
  • are the most important factor in any activity and should be treated with respect
  • help pupils to access information on the full range of post-16 education and training opportunities
  • that is up to date, impartial and free from bias and stereotyping
  • support pupils after leaving school
  • offer targeted support for vulnerable, disadvantaged and pupil premium students
  • instil a healthy attitude towards work
  • ensure that CEIAG underpins and runs through the whole curriculum

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Careers - staff

Careers and future planning is an integral part of our Personal Development provision here at King James's School and a focus can be found in:

  • our careers curriculum
  • our wider curriculum
  • our enrichment programme
  • our tutor time programme
  • opportunities provided for our students
  • our work with C+K Careers and the Leeds Enterprise Partnership
  • our links with Post 16 providers and local employers