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The Lampard Community School

The Lampard Community School

Careers

The Quality in Careers Standard

Lampard Community School is very pleased to announce  that we have has successfully achieved the Quality in Careers Standard, through Investor in Careers and are now full holders of the award for the next three years. This reflects our strong commitment to provide impartial, independent careers education, information, advice and guidance to our students and their families. Following the assessment day on 09.12.21, Lampard Community School has been accredited as “Fully meeting all the accreditation criteria, incorporating the Gatsby Benchmarks.”  

The Gatsby Benchmarks

As a school we are currently 100% compliant in each of the 8 Gatsby Benchmarks and we have certification of this from the Careers and Enterprise Company.

The Careers Team at Lampard School

Internal:

  • Tamsin Winter - Careers Leader*.  Assistant Head with responsibility for KS4 Accreditation and Preparation for Adulthood. (*Level 6 Careers Leader Qualification and Level 6 Diploma in Career Guidance and Development) Contact: T: 01271 345416 (ext. 264)                                E: twinter@lampard.devon.sch.uk
  • Richard Challis – PSHE Curriculum Co-ordinator.
  • Ben Mitchell - Governor with responsibility for careers and careers education.
  • Lucy Wells- HLTA with responsibility for Work Experience and Examinations (Level 2 Information and Guidance Qualification).
  • Jo Worsley – HLTA with responsibility for Upper School, Careers and Work Experience (Level 2 Information and Guidance Qualification

If you require any further details about the careers provision at Lampard Community School or to find out how you can support it please contact the careers team: careers@lampard.devon.sch.uk

External:

  • Natalie Bray - Link CSW Career Development Consultant’  for Lampard Community School
  • Ben Mitchell - Enterprise Co-ordinator (SEND) from Heart of the South West Careers Hub.
  • Andrew Bowers- Enterprise Advisor
  • Support for Schools Advisor and Employer Advisor at Job Centre Plus

Memberships:

Lampard Community School is a member of the Heart of the South West (HotSW) Careers Hub and part of The SEND Community of Practice (SEND CoP). The purpose of the group is to develop and implement a collaborative approach to the achievement of the 8 Gatsby Benchmarks of Good Careers Guidance, and to ensure that career outcomes are improved for all young people with SEND. 

Careers Provision at Lampard Community School (Overview)

We are committed to raising the aspirations and goals of our students; this forms part of our school vision and mission statement. We are committed to providing our students with the best education to equip them to go on to live an active and fulfilled life as adults in the modern world.  The intent of our Careers programme is to provide each student with the information and opportunities they need to help them prepare for adulthood and reach their potential in life. Through our EMPOWER curriculum, accreditation pathways, work placements and links with external agencies we aim to ensure that all students have opportunities to explore a wide range of career options, employability skills and meaningful employment routes that are available to them and help each student to recognise high, achievable aspirations for their future. Such aspects are a fundamental component of the EHCP/ Annual Review process where ‘next steps’, career pathways & outcomes are identified as students begin to approach adulthood (from Year 9 onwards).

Our careers programme of work at Lampard Community School is adapted from the CDI (Careers Development Institution) framework and is mapped against the Gatsby Benchmarks.  We use the Compass evaluation tool and Compass + to audit progress towards these standards. In addition to this we have adhered to recommendations from the Department for Education’s 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.

Our careers programme is built around the following aims:

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