Careers at King James’s School 2020-2021

Welcome King James's School students!

We recognise that careers is very important and this is reflected in what you learn about this area and the different opportunities that you will have at King James’s School.

The Careers Team work hard together to ensure that you are prepared for when you leave us. This begins in Year 7 when you study about why careers are important and continues through Year 8 and 9 when you look at your own skills and consider what would suit you. You also look at labour market information which is about finding out about jobs that are available and jobs of the future.

Find more details here


When you get into Year 10 and 11, you complete PP16, which stands for Preparation for Post 16. These are a series of units where you find out how to write a CV, how to create a personal statement and how to prepare for an interview.

Find more details here

If you have any questions about careers, there are lots of people you can ask. Check the Careers Team for the list. 

King James’s School Careers Team 2020 - 2021:

  • Elizabeth Atkinson - Head of Integrated Studies
  • Vikki Bottomley - Pastoral Leader for Year 9
  • Sue Carter - Head of Computing
  • Debra Casson - Careers Adviser, C&K Careers
  • Helen Clayton - Extended Schools Co-ordinator, including Work Experience
  • Jo Fitzgerald - Success for All leader
  • Kirsty Flynn - Careers Leader and Leader of Alternative Curriculum
  • Janette Haworth - Pastoral Leader Year 11
  • Jan Jones - Governor linked with Careers
  • Alice Kleinman - Pastoral Leader Year 10
  • Sarah Moore - Careers Adviser, C&K Careers
  • Abbigail Terry - Careers Leader and Assistant Principal with responsibility for Careers  


Key contacts

Email Mrs Terry if you have any questions about careers at King James's School: 

Email Sarah Moore if you have questions about careers advice at the St Helen's Gate site:

Email Debra Casson if you have questions about careers advice at the Fernside site: