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: This year the focus is on Becoming Part of LBTS. 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: This year the focus is on Achieving your Potential. There will be a university visit for all Year 8 students, plus a careers talk on HMRC and working for the government. 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: This year the focus is on Your Future. 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. There was also a chance to hear about the work of the government and in particular, HMRC.
- Y10: This year the focus is on Leading the Way. Leading others with the Franklin Scholars plus careers talks, careers interviews and a careers fair. There will also be an opportunity for all Year 10 students to hear from HMRC and the work of government and then to do a workshop focusing in more detail on the careers within HMRC.
- Y11: This year the focus is on Igniting Your Goals. All students have the opportunity to attend a number of mentor sessions through Future Frontiers and / or St James. To help them 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: This year the focus is on Securing Success. 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 work places. 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.
Further details can be obtained from Su Wardrop who is our Careers Leader. She can be contacted by email on email@example.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.
Angela McDowall is our impartial Careers Adviser and can be contacted by email on firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on 0207 091 9500. She is pictured below. Our Careers Leader is Su Wardrop who can be contacted by email on email@example.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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