St Georges C of E Foundation School and CXK.Ltd Supporting student “Career Planning” together.
Students at St Georges C of E Foundation School are supported in their “Career Planning” by Mr Chris Targett and Mr Malcolm Scott. Chris and Malcolm are independent and impartial Career Development Professionals employed by CXK.Ltd (www.cxk.org).
What's available for my son or daughter?
Support will be provided for Year 8 students choosing their options, through Group Sessions held in school with Mr Targett (from January onwards). Support will also be available at the combined Options and Parents Evening for Year 8.
Each Year 11 student will be seen by Mr Targett in a group interview for “Careers Guidance” before Christmas, following this, those students who need a little more help will be seen for a one to one interview.
If you feel your son or daughter will need a one to one interview, please let their form tutor or Mrs Sadler know as soon as possible.
Each student will complete an Action Plan in their appointment(s), detailing what they need to research and what they are initially considering for their Post 16 education or training. This will include when they need to make applications through the Area Prospectus: www.kentchoices4u.com.
Click here for a guide on how to complete the application.
Mr Targett and Mr Scott provide ongoing support to our 6th Form students with regards preparing for their next steps after their studies, whether Apprenticeships, School Leaver Schemes, Gap Years and Higher Education (such as University and Distance Learning). Both help students to explore the options and pathways available, including where they may lead and the opportunities therein.
Mr Targett and Mr Scott continue to provide additional support to all years, with their career development on Wednesday lunch times and additional days when they are in school, where they are available at the popular “lunchtime drop-in” service in the Heart; no appointment needed – just “drop-in” and speak with either Chris or Malcolm
WHO IS MR TARGETT?
Mr Chris Targett has over ten years’ worth of experience in the Further & Higher Education sectors and partnership work with a variety of secondary schools and training providers across Kent. He writes regularly for the CXK Careers Blog (https://www.cxk.org/the-cxk-blog) which, is sent to Head Teachers across Kent and has presented at conferences for careers professionals in London, Leicester and Canterbury Christ Church University.
His experience is in addition to his passion for supporting and enabling students to make informed decisions, where they are responsible for their choices and plans.
Chris takes a non-judgemental and client centred approach so, no matter what the idea he will listen and help students to find clarity in their aims for the future.
WHO IS MR SCOTT?
Malcolm Scott has 30 years experience working in careers guidance, following periods spent in the media and international recruitment for the oil and gas industry. He has also presented at national conferences to careers professionals, mainly on new techniques in careers guidance. His specialism is in working with 6th form students, encouraging them to explore higher education and alternative post-18 options, and helping them progress into rewarding and challenging careers.