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The Lampard Community School

Careers Related Learning

Careers Programme of Work 2019/2020

Aims: For you to develop your knowledge about work. For you to develop the skills needed for work and life.

At Lampard Community School we want you to have all the information you need to make important decisions about your future. You will have a planned programme of career education, information, advice and guidance. This will help prepare you for the future and develop the skills for work and independence.

In Lower School you are introduced to the world of work and different jobs through your PSHE curriculum and project weeks.

By the end of Lower School you will have:

  • Been introduced to the world of work through your PSHE curriculum.
  • Taken part in at least two enterprise projects.
  • Had opportunities to meet people who have different jobs.
  • Taken part in career related activities.

By the end of Lower School you will be able to:

  • Identify some of your personal qualities and skills
  • Know which subjects you like at school.
  • Recognise people have different jobs.

Careers Activities in Lower School 2019/2020

Date

Activity:

Gatsby Benchmark

Autumn 2019

Visits to a working farm.

6

December 2019

Project week (Enterprise). Skills Builder Focus: Creativity, Listening and Teamwork

3,

Jan 30th 2020

Careers Assembly

4, 5

Spring Term 1 2020

PSHE: Identity, society and equality - Me and others

3

Spring Term  2 2020

PSHE: Identity, society and equality - Celebrating difference

3

March 2020

Project week (Enterprise and Community). Skills builder focus: Presenting, Staying Positive

3

2nd- 6th March 2020

National Careers Week

2, 4, 5,

Summer Term 1 2020

PSHE: Careers, financial capability and economic wellbeing - saving, spending and budgeting

2, 3

Summer Term 2 2020

PSHE: Careers, financial capability and economic wellbeing- My money

2, 3

July 2020

Project week (Environmental). Skills builder focus: Leadership, Problem Solving, Aiming High

2, 3, 4

Lower School Careers Programme

In Middle School, you explore careers and the world of work through your PSHE curriculum, project weeks and career related activities across the wider curriculum.

By the end of Middle School you will have:

  • Explored careers and the world of work through your PSHE curriculum.
  • Attended an interview with the school’s careers’ leader before you pick your options.
  • Attended an options event
  • Met with your link Careers South West (CSW) Advisor (Year 9)
  • Learnt about stereotypes in the work place. 
  • Had a Transitional Review (Year 9) with the local authority/school/updating your EHCP. Your careers aspirations will be recorded at the meeting
  • Taken part in at least two enterprise projects.
  • Had encounters with employers and employees (at least 3).
  • Experienced at least one work place visit a year.

By the end of Middle School you will be able to:

  • Recognise your personal qualities and skills
  • Recognise the different skills you are developing in each curriculum area
  • Have an idea of what jobs/ careers you are interested.
  • Understand which option choices will help you to reach your goals.
  • Think about what you might like to do when you leave Lampard Community School.
  • Make links between the subjects you learn and careers in these areas.

Careers Activities in Middle School 2019/2020

Date

Activity:

Gatsby Benchmark

December 2019

Project week (Museum). Skills Builder Focus: Creativity, Presenting and Aiming High

3,

Autumn 2019

PSHE: Identity, society and equality-  Stereotypes, discrimination and prejudice

3

January 30th 2020

Careers Assembly

4, 5

Spring Term 2020

Year 9 Preparation for Adulthood Meetings (1:1) with Careers Leader/Careers HLTA

3

March 2020

Project week (Banquet). Skills builder focus: Presenting, Staying Positive, Leadership

3

Spring Term 2020

Transition reviews for Year 9

3

2nd- 6th March 2020

National Careers Week

2, 4, 5,

2nd – 6th March 2020

Year 9 meeting with CSW Advisor ahead of options event.

8

10th March 2020

KS4 Options Event

3, 4

March 2020

Work Experience Assembly

6

May 2020

Post 16 Pathways event for students and parents

3, 7

Summer Term 2020

PSHE: Careers, financial capability and economic wellbeing -  Borrowing and earning money

2, 3

July 2020

Project week (Enterprise). Skills builder focus: Listening, Problem Solving, Team Work

2, 3

May 12th 2020

Year 9: Careers Day for Year 9 at Butlins, Minehead

5, 6

June 17th 2020

Year 9: Big Bang Fair at WestPoint

4, 7

Middle School Careers Programme

In Upper School you learn about careers and employment specifically through your WRL curriculum, through work based learning and through the Preparation for Adulthood curriculum as well as the wider curriculum.

By the end of Upper School you will have:

  • Developed an understanding of careers and employment though your WRL and PSHE curriculum. This will include learning from career and labour market information.
  • Received impartial personal career guidance from a qualified careers advisor.
  • Taken part in an interview with the Work Experience (WEX) Coordinator to make choices about your work experience.
  • Been on at least two work experience placements
  • Had several meaningful encounters with employers and employees (at least 5).
  • Explored Post 16 pathways and visited Post 16 provision.
  • Attended a mock interview with local employers
  • Had support to apply for college/work training schemes/apprenticeships.
  • Attended at least one event that helps you to make decisions about the future.
  • Received guidance and support to apply for college/work training schemes/apprenticeships.
  • Had a Transitional Review with the local authority/school updating your EHCP ready for Post 16.

By the end of Upper School you will be able to:

  • Communicate your personal qualities and skills to others.
  • Recognise how your skills and qualities may be suited to different jobs.
  • Understand which option choices will help you to reach your goals
  • Have an understanding of personal finances and money management
  • Know where to find information about courses and careers.
  • Make informed decisions about what you want to do when you leave Lampard Community School.
  • Be aware of the different pathways available to you at Post 16.
  • Recognise how stereotypes can stop you getting jobs.

Careers Activities in Upper School 2019/2020

Date

Activity:

Gatsby Benchmark

September 2019

Work Experience Presentation

6

September 2019

Introduction visits from CSW and Job Centre Plus

2, 8

September 2019

Year 11- meetings with CSW advisor (1:1)

3, 8

Autumn Term 2019

Preparation for Adulthood Meetings (1:1) with Careers Leader/Careers HLTA

3

Autumn Term 2019 WRL

Unit 7: Making Informed Career Choices (Accredited). Including LMI and Post 16 Pathways information.

2, 3,

Autumn Term 2019 WRL

WOW! (World of Work) weekly visits

5

December 5th 2019

Petroc Christmas Market

 

December 2019

Year 11 College Applications – support to complete

7

Termly

Year 11 Work Skills Groups attend Northam Lodge for 6 x 1 day work based learning days.

6

Autumn Term 2019

Transition reviews for Year 11

3

Jan 14th, 21st, 28th 2020

Year 10- meetings with CSW advisor (1:1)

3, 8

Spring Term 2020 WRL

Unit 9: Relationships, behaviours and practices in the workplace (accredited)

2, 6

Spring Term 2020 WRL

WOW! (World of Work) weekly visits

5

Spring Term 2020

Post 16 Transition Visits (Year 11)

7

Jan 30th 2020

National Apprenticeship  Show

2, 7

Jan 31st 2020

Careers Assembly

4, 5

Feb 14th 2020

Armed Forces Careers meeting (for students interested in this work)

3, 8

2nd- 6th March 2020

National Careers Week

2, 4, 5,

March 3rd 2020

Mock Interview Morning

5

10th March 2020

KS4 Options Event

4

March 2020

Work Experience Placements (Year 10 and 11)

5, 6

April 2020

Work Experience Assembly

6

May 2020

Post 16 Pathways event for students and parents

2, 3, 7

Summer Term 2020 WRL

Skills Builder (The Apprentice)

2, 4, 5

Summer Term 2020

Employer visits in Options Lessons.

4, 5

Summer Term 2020

Year 10 Project: Community Action: Skills Builder Focus: Leadership, Problem Solving, Team Work

3, 4

Upper School Careers Programme

The government’s new careers strategy (announced in December 2017) recommends eight Gatsby benchmarks. All schools much achieve these by the end of 2020.

Gatsby Benchmark

 

Careers Team at Lampard School

Internal:

  • Tamsin Winter - Careers Leader (has completed CDI Level 6 Careers Leader Certificate) and Assistant Head with responsibility for KS4 Accreditation and Preparation for Adulthood. (Currently undertaking Level 6 Diploma in Career Guidance and Development)
  • Richard Challis - PSHE Curriculum co-ordinator. Middle Leader with responsibility for PSHE Curriculum
  • Jo Worsley – HLTA with responsibility for careers development work and work experience
  • Lucy Wells - HLTA with responsibility for work experience and examinations
  • Christine Bevan - Governor with responsibility for careers and careers education.

External:

  • Sarah Lock - link CSW Advisor for Lampard Community School
  • Emma Davis - Enterprise Co-ordinator (SEND) from Heart of the South West Careers Hub.
  • Sahara Stockwell - Support for Schools Advisor and Employer Adviser at Job Centre Plus

If you are a local business or employer that may be able to offer our students a meaningful work experience placement please contact Jo Worsley or Lucy Wells on 01271 345416.