Careers

    LBTS Careers Video Clip

    Introduction

    This policy statement sets out the school’s arrangements for managing the access of providers to students at the school for the purpose of giving them information about the provider’s education or training offer. This complies with the school’s legal obligations under Section 42B of the Education Act 1997.

    Student entitlement

    All students in years 8-13 are entitled:

    • 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;

    • to hear from a range of local providers about the opportunities they offer, including technical education and apprenticeships – through options events, assemblies, group discussions and taster events;

    • to understand how to make applications for the full range of academic and technical courses.

    Management of provider access requests

    A provider wishing to request access should contact Su Wardrop, Deputy Headteacher, 020 7091 9500, su.wardrop@lilianbaylis.com

    Opportunities for access

    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:

    This could be integrated into a wider careers plan or strategy for the school.

    Please speak to our Careers Leader, Su Wardrop, to identify the most suitable opportunity for you.

    Premises and facilities

    The school will make the main hall, classrooms or private meeting rooms available for discussions between the provider and students, as appropriate to the activity. The school will also make available AV and other specialist equipment to support provider presentations. This will all be discussed and agreed in advance of the visit with the Careers Leader or a member of their team.

    Providers are welcome to leave a copy of their prospectus or other relevant course literature at the Careers Resource Centre, which is managed by the school librarian. The Resource Centre is available to all students at lunch and break times.

    Approval and review

    Approved by Governors at Curriculum and Standards Committee. Next review July 2020. 

    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: All Year 7 students have the opportunity to do office duty and library duty for a day and become student ambassadors where they help visitors to the school. There are also 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.
    • Y8: There will be a university visit for all Year 8 students and an opportunity to take part in work shadowing. There are also 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. There is a careers conference for all students with an emphasis placed on EBacc and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) subjects.
    • Y10: Finding out about Future Frontiers will mean every student has an opportunity to visit a workplace, plus further careers talks and a careers fair will help students focus their energies.
    • Y11: To help students decide what they are planning on doing post-16 each student has an individual interview with our independent careers advisor, Angela McDowall. In order to progress to the next stage of their education they need to do well in their GCSE exams and there are a number of revision events and study skills conferences planned.
    • Y12/13: Students give back to the school with a number of initiatives such as reading champions and mentoring of Year 7, 9 and 11 students. Year 12/13 are supported in applying for apprenticeships, places at a 6th form and university as well as visiting local colleges, universities and workplaces. In addition, all Y12 and Y13 can have a work based mentor in a career they wish to follow.
    • 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.

    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.

    http://fluencycontent2-schoolwebsite.netdna-ssl.com/FileCluster/LilianBaylisSchool/MainFolder/Documents/mcdowall_1.jpgAngela McDowall (Careers adviser)

     
    AUTUm
    AUTUMN TERM SPRING TERM SUMMER TERM
    Year 7

    ‘What is uni?’ Assembly 

    ‘Qualifications, careers and progression routes. How do I become…?’
    ASSEMBLY delivered by careers adviser. 

    All students to register on www.startprofile.com to log all their careers experience and should be using: 
    Introduction to your Locker
    Introduction to your learning journey
    EXPLORING INDUSTRIES (KS3)
    Banking: What is it?
    The Cruise Industry: What is it?
    Working in Football: What is it?
    Human Resources: What is it?

    All Year 7 students will have 1 day of work experience in the office and 0.5 day in the library.

    ‘Why you need GCSE English and the demands of the exam’
    TL English ASSEMBLY
     
    ‘Why you need GCSE Maths and the demands of the exam’
    TL Maths ASSEMBLY

    All Year 7 students will have 1 day of work experience in the office and 0.5 day in the library.

    ‘Planning for uni and what you can do now / during your school career / summer hols’ ASSEMBLY

    Annual survey on CEIAG

    All Year 7 students will have 1 day of work experience in the office and 0.5 day in the library.

    Year 8

    LBTS6 students come to assemblies and talk about the courses they are studying and their aspirations. ASSEMBLY 

    ‘Careers linked to Science’ especially linked to health and research
    TL Science ASSEMBLY
     
    All students to register on www.startprofile.com to log all their careers experience and should be using: 
    Introduction to your Locker
    EXPLORING INDUSTRIES (KS3)
    Surveying: What is it?
    IT Management: What is it?
    Product Development: What is it?
    Field Engineering: What is it?

    Work shadowing programme launched to whole of Year 8. Will need to complete an application form and can shadow one member of staff. This will run all year.

    ‘Careers linked to Maths’
    TL Maths ASSEMBLY
      
    ‘Careers linked to English’ 
    TL English ASSEMBLY
     

    Work shadowing programme continues

    ‘How to make the most of your summer holidays’ ASSEMBLY

    Annual survey on CEIAG and work shadowing programme. 

    Work shadowing programme continues.

    Year 9

    ‘What are the differences between GCSEs and BTECs including choosing the right GCSEs / BTECs to help you get to uni/work’? 
    ASSEMBLY

    ‘Careers linked to and choosing your WRL options’ ASSEMBLY

    All students to register on www.startprofile.com to log all their careers experience and should be using: 
    Introduction to your Locker
    Introduction to choosing my GCSEs
    Where could my GCSE subjects take me?
    Choosing my GCSE options (making my decision)

    ‘Careers linked to and choosing your Creative Arts options’
    ASSEMBLY
     

    ‘Careers linked to and choosing your Humanities options’ ASSEMBLY

    ‘Keep motivated and stay on track to get those grades.’ ASSEMBLY
    Delivered by LBTS6 students / ex-alumni 

    Annual survey on CEIAG

    Year 10

    ‘How to get to a Russell Group uni or Oxbridge’. Talk about The Access Project, voluntary work, work experience, using time wisely
    ASSEMBLY

    ‘Apprenticeships – what are they and how do I get one?’ ASSEMBLY

    Future Frontiers course runs throughout this term. Students will experience workplace. 

    All students to register on www.startprofile.com to log all their careers experience and should be using: 
    Introduction to your Locker
    Introduction to University
    Which jobs suit my interests and work preferences? 
    Introduction to Employability Action Plan
    What are employability skills?
    Introduction to Apprenticeships

    ‘Further education – what qualifications can I take and where do they all lead?’ ASSEMBLY

    ‘Taking advantage of the further and higher education opportunities on offer in the summer term’
    ASSEMBLY

    The Access Project mentor talk – how I got here! 
    Focus on qualifications and working hard. ASSEMBLY

    Annual survey on CEIAG

    Year 11

    ‘Your future in your hands’ ASSEMBLY delivered by careers adviser on the choices they will need to make in the next few months and what will happen when. 

    ‘You can get it if you really want’
    LBTS6 students who did well in their GCSEs share the secrets of their success. ASSEMBLY

    All students to register on www.startprofile.com to log all their careers experience and should be using: 
     
    Introduction to your Locker
    The myth busting guide to Sixth Form and College
    Introduction to Apprenticeships
    Post 16: what's right for me?
     
    LBTS6 taster day
    LBTS6 careers evening 

    Interview with Ms McDowall (impartial careers adviser) and action plan

    ‘Keep focused on achieving those top grades and following my desired career path’ ASSEMBLY
     
    GCSE exams - code of conduct. 
    Put yourself in the best possible position - KCH or exams officer. ASSEMBLY

    Annual survey on CEIAG

    Interview with Ms McDowall (impartial careers adviser) and action plan

    Am I set for my future? What if I don’t achieve the results I need? Do I have a back-up plan?’ ASSEMBLY

    Post-GCSE 2-week work experience

    Interview with Ms McDowall (impartial careers adviser) and action plan

    Year 12

    ‘Where next? Opportunities available to LBTS6 students’ ASSEMBLY

    ‘How to make the best use of your mentor’ ASSEMBLY
     
    Jobs
    Uni applications
    Apprenticeships
    Work shadowing / experience
    Other pathways
     
    Speaker programme
     
    All students to register on www.startprofile.com to log all their careers experience and should be using: 
    Introduction to your Locker
    Employer Spotlight - Careers at Microsoft
    Finding an Apprenticeship Opportunity: Where to Start
    INVESTIGATING INDUSTRIES [KS4-5]
    Introduction to University
    The myth busting guide to university
     
    LBTS careers fair

    Interview with Ms McDowall (impartial careers adviser) and action plan

    Adopt a student mentor and mentee pairs ASSEMBLY
     
    ‘Taking advantage of the further and higher education opportunities on offer in the summer term’
    ASSEMBLY
     
    Interview with Ms McDowall (impartial careers adviser) and action plan

    Adopt a student mentor and mentee pairs ASSEMBLY

    UCAS fair 

    Annual survey on CEIAG

    Interview with Ms McDowall (impartial careers adviser) and action plan

    Year 13

    ‘Where next?
    Opportunities available to LBTS6 students’ ASSEMBLY

    Jobs
    Uni applications
    Apprenticeships
    Work shadowing / experience
    Other pathways
     
    Speaker programme
     
    All students to register on www.startprofile.com to log all their careers experience and should be using: 
    MAKING POST 18 CHOICES
    Post 18: what's right for me?
    UNIVERSITY
    Researching university courses: What to consider
    Writing your UCAS personal statement
    Understanding student finance
     
    Interview with Ms McDowall (impartial careers adviser) and action plan

    Adopt a student mentor and mentee pairs ASSEMBLY

     
     ‘You can get it if you really want’
    Motivational assembly delivered by ex-alumni. 

    Interview with Ms McDowall (impartial careers adviser) and action plan

    ‘You can get it if you really want’
    Another motivational assembly delivered by ex-alumni. JSO to organise. 

    Interview with Ms McDowall (impartial careers adviser) and action plan

     

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