Careers

    Summary of the Careers Programme

    Careers Education is an integral part of Personal, Social and Health Education and tutor periods. Lilian Baylis Technology School has its own dedicated Careers Advisor and provides careers education and opportunities for all students. The programme includes:

    • Y7 and 8: A number of assemblies and presentations which help students to start thinking about their future including what qualifications are needed for which careers, the importance of EBacc subjects (English, Maths, Science, Computer Science, Languages, History and Geography) and thinking about university and apprenticeships.
    • Y9: Students are supported in choosing their option subjects so they complement any career they might choose to follow in the future. An emphasis is placed on EBacc and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) subjects.
    • Y9/10/11/12/13: Careers talks, careers interviews and a careers fair.
    • Y11/12/13: Students are supported in applying for apprenticeships, places at a 6th form and university as well as visiting local colleges, universities and work places. In addition all Y12 and Y13 can have a work based mentor in a career they wish to follow.
    • All years: A number of business immersion events when students work in teams to solve real problems set by companies. This means that our students realise what is expected of them when they start work and what they should aim for.
    • All years: A half termly careers stall outside the canteen where students can come for advice and information.

    Work experience is compulsory for all students in Year 11 and in Y12 or Y13. The programme is arranged in partnership with leading employers and the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists and involves placements in a variety of workplaces throughout Lambeth and the City of London.

    Further details can be obtained from Su Wardrop who is our Careers Leader. She can be contacted by email on su.wardrop@lilianbaylis.com or by phone on 0207 091 9500. You can also find more details in the links at the foot of this page.

     

    Measure and assess the impact of the careers programme

    It is hard to evaluate the success of any careers programme however we use 3 methods:

    (1) External Review: In 2006, 2010, 2014 and 2017 the school’s excellent work in providing a first class careers education to all students was recognised by receiving the prestigious Investors in Careers mark. In the report the assessor stated ‘the panel of Investors in Careers is particularly impressed with the range of work related activities the school offers students, including work experience and extra-curricular activities; the variety of university visits; and the strong links with the business community, including the 'Adopt a Student' scheme run in LBTS6’.

    (2) Published data: The Department for Education publishes a range of data on pupil destinations at 16 and 18 and we compare our school with Lambeth and all schools in England.

    (3) Evaluating activities: We try to evaluate the success of each activity by asking our students for feedback on the impact of the activity. In some cases we try and see what the longer term, rather than just the immediate, impact is.

     

    Contact

    Angela McDowall is our impartial Careers Adviser and can be contacted by email on angela.mcdowall@lilianbaylis.com or by phone on 0207 091 9500. She is pictured below. Our Careers Leader is Su Wardrop who can be contacted by email on su.wardrop@lilianbaylis.com or by phone on 0207 091 9500.

    Angela McDowall (Careers Adviser)

     

    Review of information published

    Our next review of the information published will be in July 2019.

     

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