Lakelands Careers Leader

Mrs V Wilkinson

 

 

The Careers guidance and education programme we deliver at Lakelands Academy is seen as a continuous process from Year’s 7 – 11. Our careers programme is shared with students, parents/carers and the wider community.

 

 

 

Careers Advisor

Clare Danby

Available for 1-to-1 meetings in school, ask your form tutor or Mrs Wilkinson.

 

Enterprise Co-ordinator

Shelley Robinson

 

 

 

 

Careers programme

At Lakelands, we feel it is vitally important that our students have first hand experiences and encounters with a range of educations and training providers and we encourage the exploration of career opportunities, to expand student's networks, enabling them to make informed and independent decisions about life after Lakelands.

 

 

COLLEGE, SCHOOL & TRAINING

PROVIDER OPEN EVENTS 2020-2021

       
       
 


******Please keep checking College websites for updates on these events*****

North Shropshire area

North Shropshire

College

 

Oswestry Campus

Shrewsbury Road,

Oswestry , SY11 4QB      

01691 688000

Walford Campus

Baschurch, Shrewsbury,

SY4 HL

01939 262100

Wednesday 21st October 2020 Wednesday 10th February 2021. Wednesday 16th June 2021.

Saturday 17th October 2020

Saturday 6th February 2021

Saturday 19th June 2021

All 5:00 – 7:00pm.

All 10am – 12:00 noon.

***There is a virtual open event available to view on their website*******

http://www.nsc.ac.uk/

Reaseheath College

Nantwich

Cheshire, CW5 6DF

01270 625131      

There is a virtual open event on their website. Please keep checking to see if new open events will be added.

 

http://www.reaseheath.ac.uk

Thomas Adams Sixth

Form

Noble Street, Wem,

Shrewsbury,

SY4 5UB

01939 237000

15th October 2020 This may be a virtual event with additional appointments to visit – keep checking the website for updates.

 

http://www.thomasadams.net

Cheshire College South and West

Dane Bank Avenue,

Crewe, Cheshire, CW2

8AB

01270 654654

Virtual Live open event on 5th October 2020 – see website for details.

There is likely to be another date in

November – keep checking website.

 

http://www.ccsw.ac.uk/

Sir John Talbot’s School

&Technology College

Tilstock Road, Whitchurch

SY13 2BY,  01948

660600

See website

 

http://www.sirjohntalbots.co.

uk/sixth-form/sixth-form/

Marches School Sixth

Form

Morda Road, Oswestry

SY11 2AR.  01691

664400

See website

 

http://www.marchesschool.c o.uk

Please check with individual providers to ensure no changes have been made to the dates & times of the events you wish to attend BEFORE TRAVELLING

Central area

 

 

Shrewsbury Colleges

Group

01743 342342

Welsh Bridge campus

Priory Road SY1 1RX

AND

English Bridge campus

Abbey Foregate SY2

6AA

London Road Campus

Shrewsbury,SY2 6ND

****Virtual Roadshow with a live stream – incorporating local Colleges, training providers and employers. 24th September 6.30-8.00pm*******

Main Open Events will be virtual (please check website for possible changes to the time

13th October 4.15pm-8.00pm

AND/OR

21st October 4.15pm - 8.00pm

Attend Either Of These October Open

Events To Look At A Levels, Plus Vocational Art, Fashion, And Photography Courses.

5th November 5.00pm - 8.00pm

Attend This Event To Look At All Other

Vocational Courses(Not

Art/Fashion/Phot)

 

http://www.scg.ac.uk

 

Shrewsbury College also offers

Tasters in both A level and Vocational subjects

A Level Tasters and Vocational Arts will be on Saturday 21st

November 9.00am – 1.00pm. These will be virtual lessons – you can choose as many subjects as you like.

Vocational Tasters will take place on 24/25/26/27/30 November and 1/2/3 December.

These will be twilight sessions,

4.00-6.00pm

 January dates to be confirmed at a later date.

 

All areas

 

 

Shropshire County

Training       

Apprenticeship  Events

Telford

Whitchurch

Shrewsbury

Ludlow

Oswestry  

See website

 www.ctapprenticeships.co.uk

Wales(within travelling distance of some Shropshire addresses

 

 

Coleg Cambria – Yale

Grove Park Road

Wrexham, LL12 7AB

01978 311794

See website

 

https://www.cambria.ac.uk/

         

IMPORTANT INFORMATION – THIS LIST INCLUDES THE COLLEGES THAT ARE THE MOST COMMON

       
     
   


DESTINATIONS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE FROM YOUR AREA TO MOVE ON TO. THERE MAY BE OTHER COLLEGES YOU COULD CONSIDER.

Please check with individual providers to ensure no changes have been made to the dates & times of the events you wish to attend BEFORE TRAVELLING

 

 

Course overview

At Lakelands, we ensure that students, from Year 7 right through to Year 11, have access to good quality information about their future study options and choices. 

 

 

 

Y7 programme Summary
All students will access:

 

 

Careers lessons

 

START (online careers platform)

 

Employer encounter

 

Enterprise challenge

 

Further and Higher Education encounter

 

University Experience

 

Personal and social development trip

 

Year 7 – Engagement and Introduction to Careers and Enterprise (Awareness and Knowledge of the World of Work)

 

All students in year 7 have the opportunity to attend a school trip, such as PGL enabling students to develop personal and social skills. It also additionally supports students during the transition period from KS2 – KS3.
All students will have timetabled careers lessons, two per term where they will be introduced to using START, an online careers platform, they will have at least one careers encounter with a professional business person (employer or employee) and will begin to learn how to work in teams and the skills needed for the world of work. All students will have at least one encounter with an inspirational guest speak, linked to a subject.
All students will have an opportunity to participate in enterprise activities, such as the ‘Bake off’ and the ‘Osbiz Challenge’ developing communication, confidence, negotiation, creative thinking & team skills. All students will participate in the ‘Futures Morning’ workshops, communicating with further & higher education providers and businesses.
We hope to take our year 7 students for a day to Glyndwr University and Shrewsbury University where they are given a guided tour around the complex. Students will complete a workshop activity with an academic followed by a final activity where they ‘meet the students’ who talk about their different background, what student life is like and qualifications needed to study at each the university.
In year 7 students will learn how to write about their skills they have developed, in preparation for their CVs and future applications, these will be posted home for parents/carers to see and make up an important document that will track all of the career events and extra curriculum actives our students do throughout their time at Lakelands Academy. These will also be upload onto START and stored in their ‘Locker’.

 

 

Y8 programme Summary
All students will access:

 

 

Careers lessons

 

START (online careers platform)

 

Employer encounter

 

Enterprise challenge

 

Further and Higher Education encounter

 

University Experience

 

STEM Trip

Year 8 – Development of Career Paths and Subject Engagement (Knowledge led options with links to the World of Work)

 

All students in year 8 are able to attend the STEM trip, the Big Bang Fair at Birmingham NEC and participate in STEM activities. The Big Bang Fair exposes students to and provides information and advice on a number of exciting career possibilities that exist within science, technology, engineering, and maths. All students will have an opportunity to participate in the Autodrive challenge, learning how to work in teams, uploading monthly video clips sharing their creative, designing and making journey.
All students will have timetabled careers lessons, two per term where they will be introduced to using START, an online careers platform, they will have at least one careers encounter with a professional business person (employer or employee) and will begin to learn how to work in teams and the skills needed for the world of work. All students will have at least one encounter with an inspirational guest speak, linked to a subject.
All students will have an opportunity to participate in an enterprise activity, such as the ‘Bake off’. Developing communication, confidence, negotiation, creative thinking & team skills. All students will participate in the ‘Futures Morning’ workshops, communicating with further & higher education providers and businesses. Students encounters will be different to years 7 focusing on careers paths.
We hope to take our year 8 students for a day to Birmingham University and Chester University where they will be given a guided tour around the complex. Students will complete an activity followed by a final activity where they ‘meet the students’ who talk about their different background, what student life is like and qualifications needed to study at the university.
In year 8 students will continue to learn how to write about their skills they have developed, in preparation for their CVs and future applications, these will be posted home for parents/carers to see and make up an important document that will track all of the career events and extra curriculum actives our students do throughout their time at Lakelands Academy. These will also be upload onto START and stored in their ‘Locker’.

 

 

Y9 programme Summary
All students will access:

 

 

Careers lessons

 

START (online careers platform)

 

Employer encounter

 

Enterprise challenge

 

Further and Higher Education encounter

 

University Experience

 

Personal and social development trip

 

Year 9 – Informed Career Choices (confidence in options choices)

 

All year 9 students are invited to attend our Career Networking Event Fair in November. In November 2019 we had 36 different further education, higher education and professional businesses join us to talk one to one with our students, parents & carers. This was an excellent event with some fantastic feedback from exhibitors, parents and students.
All students will have timetabled careers lessons, two per term where they will continue to use START, completing ‘My Choices’ modules and researching LMI. They will have at least one careers encounter with a professional business person (employer or employee) and will learn about how option subjects link to possible future careers. Helping students to see the relevance of the curriculum to the world of work.
All students will have an opportunity to participate in enterprise activity and begin writing their CVs, building up their key skills evidence in readiness for their further education and training applications in year 11.
Year 9 have an inspirational speaker who will speak to them about setting goals for their career pathway and how to achieve these goals.
Year 9 students have an opportunity to visit Harper Adams University and attend the Field to Fork Festival, aimed to inspire and educate students through food, machinery & live animal displays. Students learn about agriculture and the work involved. All year 9 students also have the opportunity attend Arthog, a week trip to allowing students to develop personal and social skills.

 

 

Y10 programme Summary
All students will access:

 

 

Careers lessons

 

START (online careers platform)

 

Work experience

 

Employer encounter

 

Enterprise challenge - YE

 

Further and Higher Education encounter

 

Taster Days

Year 10 – Opportunities and Ambitions (well-informed about Post 16 Options)

 

All year 10 students continue to study careers through two careers lessons per term and PSHEE.
All year 10 students are invited to attend our Career Networking Event Fair in November.
All year 10s have a week of work experience in the spring term 2020. Work Experience is another valuable program that we encourage all students to participate in during Year 10. This gives students the opportunity to experience the “world of work” and the whole process from searching, applying and fulfilling the placement is a great learning curve and confidence boost for students when applying for future employment opportunities.
After the work experience, all year 10 students will be interviewed by an external professional person, supporting them in interview techniques and their CVs. Students will upload their work experience record to START and store in their ‘Locker’.
We take all year 10 students on a Taster Day to a local college in June, Shrewsbury College so they can start to see and experience what further education entails. It is important for Year 10 students to start thinking about which sixth form, college or training provider they would like to attend, and so the college visit is designed to help support them in their decision making next year. Further intervention if required will be supported through County Training, working with students to further develop their skills and preparing them for the world of work.
All year 10 students will have an opportunity to participate in the Young Enterprise Company Programme 2019, joining many young people in a business challenge helping them to prepare for a successful future career.
A variety Inspirational guest speaker and further education providers communicate with students about opportunities and ambitions, keeping students well-informed about post 16 choices and pathways.

 

 

Y11 programme Summary
All students will access:

 

 

Careers lessons

 

START (online careers platform)

 

Employer encounter

 

Further and Higher Education encounter

 

Taster Days

 

1:1 IAG Interview

 

Year 11 – Preparation and Support (prepared and ready for post 16)

 

All year 11 students continue to study careers through two careers lessons per term and PSHEE.
All year 11 students are invited to attend our Career Networking Event Fair in November.
All students continue to develop their CV’s and store in their START ‘Locker’. Students start to piece together their achievement folder, evidencing any work-related experience.
All year 11 students attend a further education Taster Days at local colleges or sixth forms. As well as attend an Apprenticeship show, such as ‘The National Apprenticeship Show’. It is important for Year 11 students to be certain of their post 16 choices and Taster Days, Careers Fairs and Apprenticeship Shows all help support students in their final decision making. Students are encouraged to attend as many post 16 open events within Shropshire and the surrounding areas.
A variety Inspirational guest speaker and further education providers communicate with year 11 students during assemblies about their opportunities and ambitions, continuing to keep students well-informed about post 16 choices, pathways and any changes.
Students will have at least one individual interview with a dedicated trained Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) person. Who will offer high quality information, advice and guidance for careers and post 16 provision. They will continue to follow through all further education applications to support the school in ensuring all of our young people are making informed decisions on their next steps and that they go onto full-time education or training when they leave us. Students will have a bespoke information pack which will also be uploaded and stored in students ‘Locker’ on START.
Students will complete ‘Choices Checklist’ and ‘Where Next’ information which will be shared with Shropshire Youth and filter into Lakelands Academy destinations data. Further intervention if required will be supported through County Training, working with students to further develop their skills and preparing them for the world of work.

 

 

Careers Delivery Support
Further careers information and guidance will be supported through the delivery of PSHEE lessons.
PSHEE KS3 – World of work
PSHEE KS4 - World Of Work
Careers information will be linked to curriculum learning. Teaching staff are accountable for supporting careers through the delivery of schemes of work, connecting subject learning to post 16 opportunities. Helping students to see the relevance of their curriculum to the world of work.

 

 

Lakelands Academy Careers Fair 2018

Lakelands Academy Careers Fair 2018