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.

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

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 email on angela.mcdowall@lilianbaylis.com or by phone on 0207 091 9500. She is pictured below.

/MainFolder/Documents/mcdowall_1.jpgAngela McDowall (Careers adviser)

Our Careers programme

 
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

Approval and review

Approved by Governors at Curriculum and Standards Committee. Next review July 2021. 

Applying to University

Starting a Career

Career Aspirations

Provider Access Policy