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Careers Programme Information

LBTS CAREERS PROVISION

STUDENT ENTITLEMENT

All students in years 7-13 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.

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 either 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: Students work with Future Frontiers to enable them to take part in careers talks, mentoring and visiting workplaces.
  • 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. LBTS also arrange a Careers Fair featuring local 6th forms, universities and employers
  • 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. Year 12/13 visit external careers fairs and the annual UCAS fair. 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
    • LBTS5 ASPIRATION Day as part of the PSHE curriculum - during which there is employer engagement for all year groups, either online or in person.WORK EXPERIENCE

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.

MEASURING AND ASSESSING THE IMPACT

The school measures and assesses the impact of the careers programme in a number of ways:

  • Retention on courses and apprenticeships at KS4 and KS5 and when students leave at 18.
  • University and apprenticeship destinations.
  • Evaluation of each careers initiative.
  • Self review against the Gatsby benchmarks.

ACCESSING FURTHER INFORMATION

Employers, teachers, parents and students can contact Angela McDowall who is our impartial Careers Adviser and can be contacted by the following:

ANGELA.MCDOWALL@LILIANBAYLIS.COM

 0207 091 9500

 

Documents

Page Downloads Date  
Careers and Inspiration 18th Feb 2022 Download
Career Aspirations 18th Feb 2022 Download
Provider Access Policy 30th Sep 2022 Download