Careers at Lealands
We are extremely proud to announce that we have been awarded the Career Mark. This is a national quality award and has been awarded to Lealands in recognition of our careers education, information, advice and guidance provision - fully meeting all the accreditation criteria incorporating the Gatsby Benchmarks.
Making the right decisions about which courses to study and what careers students are aiming for, can have a big impact on their future.
At Lealands we know it is vital students are offered impartial advice, information and guidance to help them make well informed decisions about their career goals and choices.
We have fully established links with colleges, local training providers, school sixth forms and employers ensuring students have the information needed to make informed decisions.
Key stage 3
This stage of education opens up many opportunities to ask questions about future careers plans.
Understanding the importance of team work, personal presentation, good literacy and numeracy skills as well as trying to develop self-belief and ambition is important. Students are encouraged to do this through CITRS, subject lessons and through tutor time to explore career opportunities.
We inform students about the skills and qualities that are needed for different careers. This helps students to make decisions about which subjects to choose for their GCSE options.
Knowing their strengths and having an understanding of the world of work will give them a head start.
Key stage 4
All students in Year 10 and 11 are provided with an appointment to attend a careers interview to discuss options and support them with planning their nest stage of learning.
Other events for Year 10 and 11 include:
- Practice Interviews
- Careers Fair (in School)
- Assemblies from colleges and school sixth forms
- Work experience
- Support with writing CV’s and application forms.
Students also attend a variety of open days and taster sessions at colleges.
Lealands has a fully stocked careers section in the library (Learning Resource Centre).
To maintain quality and ensure compliance with the latest statutory advice, the careers programme will be reviewed annually and impact will be measured and evaluated. This will be done through destination data and analysis, student and staff surveys and reviewing the careers programme. The next review will take place June 2020.
Lealands' Careers Coordinator/Careers Leader, Miss Griffiths, is available in the Learning Resource Centre for students to contact. Parents may contact Miss Griffiths by telephoning the school on 01582 611600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.