Careers – New Vision

Introduction to Careers at Keystone

At Keystone we seek to transform the lives of our students. We recognise the vital role that education plays in equipping students with the skills and knowledge to thrive in the modern world. We adopt a child centred approach to ensure that a bespoke targeted offer is available for each student. This is developed through establishing authentic relationships with our students and by working with families and external providers. We aim to take an adaptive approach to enable all students to access a variety of experiences and feel valued whilst doing so.  

 The foremost part of our careers offer is our holistic curriculum, which is centred around developing life skills in our students. PSHE forms a regular feature across all students with ‘Aspirations’ being a focus of a whole term during each year group. Throughout this unit, as well as other areas of the PSHE curriculum, students will embark on a spiral curriculum, revisiting and enhancing previous learning to develop confidence when applying these life skills beyond the classroom.  

Beyond the PSHE lessons students will explore work place skills, examples of application of skills and knowledge in real world context as well as explicit careers links in their other subjects.

Careers Journey 

A full career journey is in development with the Marches Careers Hub.  Students are currently engaging in a weekly competition to identify staff members by their first jobs. Additionally we are looking forward to working with The Inspirational Learning Group to run business challenges days across Key Stage 3 and 4 where students will be completing challenges following a brief set by companies including JCB and AtkinsRealis. 

Our recipe for wonderous work experience

Knowing you - We get to know you
Assessing your skills - We assess your skills to help us to prepare you for your placement
Using our expertise - Using our contacts that will give you the skills you need
Giving you experience - Getting you the right work experience

                    Start your journey below

Careers Team and Partners

As a growing and developing school we are beginning to reach out into our community to make links with our local college networks, employers and agencies. Careers at Keystone is headed up by Mr Ben Garton, Assistant Head.

Should you be interested in working with us contact reception.

Mr Garton