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Lammas school prioritises an inclusive Careers Education for all students. We offer Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) and place emphasis on careers education and work-related learning, encouraging our students to explore the outside world where possible.
Our Lammas Careers education:
- Raises aspirations and supports all pupils to make well-informed decisions when planning and managing their own futures
- Prepares all young people for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life, so they make a successful transition from school to adult life.
- Equips all young people with the skills, attitudes, knowledge and understanding to sustain employability and achieve personal and economic wellbeing throughout their working lives
- Promotes and celebrates equality of opportunity, diversity, social mobility, and challenges stereotypes.
Every student from year 7 to 13 is supported with high quality careers education and guidance as part of their overall education. At Lammas, we ensure that students are provided with independent careers guidance, which enables them to:
- Find out about technical education qualifications and apprenticeships opportunities, as part of a careers programme which provides information on the full range of education and training options available at each transition point
- Hear from a range of providers about the opportunities they offer, including technical education and apprenticeships – through pathways events, assemblies, group discussions and taster events
- Understand how to make applications for the full range of academic and technical courses
- Receive one to one impartial careers guidance from a careers advisor.
We welcome feedback from parents, carers, employers, further and higher education providers and other stakeholders. Please contact our careers advisor (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you wish to make an appointment to see her or should you have any questions regarding our careers provision.
Our Careers Programme: Advice and Legislation
In January 2023, the updated provider access legislation (PAL) came into effect. It specifies schools must provide at least six encounters with approved providers of apprenticeships and technical education for all their students: Two encounters for pupils during the ‘first key phase’ (year 8 or 9) that are mandatory for all pupils to attend and two encounters for pupils during the ‘second key phase’ (year 10 or 11) that are mandatory for all pupils to attend. Two encounters for pupils during the ‘third key phase’ (year 12 or 13) that are mandatory for the school to put on but optional for pupils to attend. The new legislation aims to help learners understand and apply for both apprenticeships and a broad range of technical education options including T-Levels and Higher Technical Qualifications.
The careers programme is planned, for all students in Years 7-13. In line with government statutory guidance and with the aim of fully meeting the 8 Gatsby Benchmarks and the Six Learning of the CDI Framework. It is a progressive programme of activities which supports students in choosing 14-19 pathways that suits their interests and abilities and helps them to follow a careers path and sustain employability throughout their working lives.
Our careers advisor ensures that careers education, information, advice and guidance is:
- Presented in an impartial manner
- Includes information on the full range of education or training options, including apprenticeships and other vocational pathways
- Guidance give aims to promote the best interests of the students to whom it is given
- Please also see our careers UNIFROG learning journey for all year groups 7-13.
Unifrog is a complete destinations platform that allows students, parents and staff to search for opportunities, submit responses and support students to make the strongest applications for their next steps into higher education.
All students have a personalised account with login details. Students click here to sign in.
Work Experience is partly arranged through the school and partly independent. We encourage our students in KS5 to find work placements during one set week in the summer term. The aim is to help give them a better understanding of, and be better prepared for, life in the adult workplace. External providers help us to find suitable work experience for our students.
Students have secured placements with law firms, architectural firms and finance companies. Students meet with our careers advisor who will discuss what type of work experience would be beneficial according to each student’s aspirations and choices.
Students are encouraged to research what type of work experience would suit them and further guidance will be offered on how to contact employers for work placements. All students will write a CV and Cover Letter to support with their application.
Virtual Work Experience Placements:
Partnership with external providers and stakeholders
At Lammas, we pride ourselves on our work with external agencies, supporting students to broaden their horizons wherever possible. We provide accurate and focused careers information, advice and guidance tailored to individual needs to enable young people to make informed choices about their future career routes.
See below just some of the partnerships we work with at Lammas:
- The Elephant Group
- Ort Jump
- Careers Hub
- London Square
- Join the Dots
- Women of the Future
- The Brilliant Club
- Mark Evison
- Mentoring Elba
- Bank of America
- Speaker for Schools
- Jack Petchey
We always welcome the opportunity to develop new partnerships to add to our existing partnerships. If you are an employer, apprenticeship provider, university, higher education provider, a parent or alumni and would like to arrange to come in to deliver careers related talks to our students, please contact Ms Holme (email@example.com).
A number of events, integrated into the school careers programme, will offer providers an opportunity to come into school to speak to students and/or their parents/carers
We are keen to gain feedback from a range of stakeholders including parents, students, teachers and employers. If you would like to give us feedback about our careers programme, please get in touch using the email above.
If interested in working with young people please see the Careers & Enterprise Company’s Resources for Employers, which helps employers to effectively support students with experiences of the workplace.
If you are interested in talking to our students, please contact Ms Holme (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Useful Websites for Students and Parents:
Students can independently research their careers education and work experience opportunities. See below some useful additional websites to support you with careers guidance.
- Please watch the launch video for your key stage, which will give you information on how to activate your Unifrog account:
Parents are key influencers in ensuring students have the correct careers guidance. See below some useful additional websites to support your child with Higher Education and careers provision.
- The Parents’ Guide To…
- The Parents’ Guide: Your Teen – Things they can and can’t control
- The Parents’ Guide to Personal Statements
- The Complete University Guide
- Careers advice, discovery and exploration | Plotr careers love
- Careermag – Parents
- Careers Advice, Choices & Ideas – Find Your Dream Job!
- Apprenticeships – GOV.UK
- Not Going to Uni
- Russell Group: The Leading 24 UK Universities
- Russell Group Informed Choices for Post-16 Education Guide
- Volunteering England
- Find Foundation Degrees
- UK Course Finder
- University and College Open Days
- UCAS Student Finance Guide for Parents
- Parent Guide to UCAS
- NHS Careers
- Careers Advice for Parents
The resources below give guidance on Careers in the curriculum: