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The Lampard Community School

The Lampard Community School

Careers Related Learning

Careers Programme 2018/2019

‘Careers and work-related education describes the planned provision by schools, colleges and their partners to enable young people to learn about careers, learning and work so they can manage their own development and make life choices and decisions which will benefit their own wellbeing and contribute to the wellbeing of others’. (CDI framework 2018).

Aims of career related learning:

• Developing yourself through careers, employability and enterprise education.
• Learning about careers and the world of work
• Developing your career management and employability skills.

At Lampard Community School we are committed to raising the aspirations and goals of our students; this forms part of our school vision and mission statement. Careers related learning is embedded across the school and forms part of our School Development Plan to ensure each student has the tools they need to help them prepare for adulthood and reach their potential in life. Through our curriculum, accreditation, work placements and links with external agencies we ensure all students have opportunities to explore a wide range of career options and employment routes available to them and help each student to recognise high, achievable aspirations for their future.

Our current careers programme at Lampard Community School is adapted from the CDI framework and is mapped against the Gatsby Benchmarks.  We use the Compass evaluation tool to audit progress towards these standards. In addition to this we have adhered to recommendations from the Department for Education revised SEND Code of Practice 2015 which includes setting goals and supporting needs in relation to Preparation for Adulthood: moving into paid employment and higher education, independent living, having friends and relationships and being part of the community and being as healthy as possible.

We are constantly reviewing our Careers Programme in line with the Gatsby Benchmarks and statutory guidance. The next review will be in June 2019.

Careers Team at Lampard School

Tamsin Winter- Careers Leader*. The Assistant Head with responsibility for KS4 Accreditation and Preparation for Adulthood (*Currently undertaking CDI Level 6 Careers Leader Certificate

Richard Challis and Nikki Klingenberg Lower School and Middle School PLS Curriculum Co-ordinators

Helen Cross- Upper School WRL Curriculum Co-ordinator

Julie Hunt- Governor with responsibility for careers and careers education.

Sarah Lock- CSW advisor for Lampard Community School

Lucy Wells- HLTA with responsibility for Work Experience and Examinations

Jo Worsley – STA with responsibility for Work Experience/ Job Coach

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.