The King’s Careers Convention, on Wednesday 27 March, will bring together a range of employers and apprenticeship providers, along with representatives from a number of Further and Higher Education institutions and professions.
Inspectors from Ofsted recently praised careers provision at the school and this free event, which is open to everyone, is just one of a large number of careers activities which The King’s organises for its pupils and the local community.
Headteacher James Ludlow, who is a member of the Headteacher Advisory Group for the Careers and Enterprise Company and Chair of the Black Country Careers Hub, said: “We have always had a clear focus on raising aspirations at The King’s and we are committed to ensuring that all of our pupils benefit from high quality careers provision.
“These are challenging yet exciting times for anyone to be entering the labour market and so it is important that our pupils receive the right advice and guidance and are given regular opportunities to experience the world of work and to engage with employers.
“We have worked hard to ensure that when pupils leave The King’s they move on to take up exciting and fulfilling education or employment opportunities so that, in the words of our mission statement, all of our pupils can Aspire, Believe and Achieve Together.”
Councillor Lynne Moran, the City of Wolverhampton Council’s Cabinet Member for Education and Skills, said: “The King’s CE School has a really strong careers programme, and it is great to see that so many pupils are moving on to high quality further and higher education courses, apprenticeship and careers.
“The careers convention is a great chance for pupils, their families and local people to meet employers and apprenticeship providers and find out more about some of the opportunities which are currently available.”
The King’s Careers Convention takes place at the Regis Road school on Wednesday 27 March from 4.30pm to 6.30pm. Entry is free and all are welcome. For more information, please contact Careers Leaders Alice Arnold on 01902 553888 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In recent months there have been some notable successes for pupils at The King’s, with a Year 13 student securing one of only seven places nationally to study physics at Oxford University and another being offered a highly sought-after degree apprenticeship with international accountancy firm KPMG. One of its Year 12 students has been accepted onto the Sutton Trust summer school in the USA, and will spend part of her summer holidays experiencing life at one of America’s top universities.