Careers Education, Information, Advice & Guidance

At Lea Manor we are dedicated to raising student’s aspirations and ensuring there are No shortcuts to success. We will do this by supporting our young people to achieve their potential.  Our careers programme is set out to empower students to plan and manage their own futures. Career learning will prepare students for opportunities and helps young people to become Lifelong learners. Students get a sense of real-life experiences when exposed to meaningful encounters with employers and further and higher education providers. This enhances their employability skills and makes them more aware of opportunities when leaving Lea Manor High School. 

Our CEIAG information sessions and PSHE lessons support students with completing application forms, interview techniques, CV writing, and Career planning. Particular support is given to students with SEND needs when selecting their next steps and we also support Year 11 students in their transition to further education or apprenticeships after finishing school.

Year 7

  • Students are supported to recognise skills and qualities through the 16x16 programme
  • Students become aware of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) careers by being involved in activity days delivered through external providers such as EnergyQuest and STEM days at the University of Bedfordshire and Brunel University
  • During National Careers Week students engage in careers learning through their Learning Family time and in the classroom within the wider curriculum

Year 8

  • Students are supported to recognise skills and qualities through the 16x16 programme
  • Students extend their knowledge and skills sets in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) careers by being involved in activity days delivered through external providers such as EnergyQuest and STEM days at the University of Bedfordshire and Brunel University
  • During National Careers Week students engage in careers learning through their Learning Family time and in the classroom within the wider curriculum

Year 9

  • Students are supported to recognise skills and qualities through the 16x16 programme
  • Students extend their knowledge and skills sets in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) careers by being involved in activity days delivered through external providers such as EnergyQuest and STEM days at the University of Bedfordshire and Brunel University
  • During National Careers Week students engage in careers learning through their Learning Family time and in the classroom within the wider curriculum
  • Options Day for students to engage with future careers each subject will offer. 

Year 10

  • Students attend aspiration visits to universities such as University of Bedfordshire and Brunel University
  • Taster day at FE Colleges
  • Students attend Employer visits related to subject areas
  • Students follow up on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) careers by being further involved in activity days delivered through external providers such as Vauxhall
  • 1 week work experience and exposure to the world of work to develop their skills and abilities
  • BESP employer speed meeting event 
  • Mock interview workshops
  • During National Careers Week students engage in careers learning through subjects in the wider curriculum
  • Opportunity to visit the World Skills UK at the NEC in Birmingham.
  • Offered 1:1 interview for any identified, targeted students (SEN, Pupil Premium, EAL).

Year 11

  • Sixth Form Colleges/Schools, Further Education colleges, Apprenticeship providers attend assembly time during Autumn to present options available post 16.
  • Careers Convention for students and parents to speak to experts within industries and post 16 providers and universities
  • 16x16 programme
  • Careers Education Information and guidance is given in applying for Post 16 opportunities
  • Apprenticeships Fair 
  • Preparing students for NCS National Citizen Service 
  • Offered 1:1 interview for any identified, targeted students (SEN, Pupil Premium, EAL).

BESP Business Breakfast

The BESP Business Breakfasts provides Year 10 pupils with the opportunity to meet with employers from a variety of sectors and ask them questions about their careers. These events give pupils an insight into various careers, the routes into such careers, and what working life is like for different sectors. Our next Business Breakfast for this year will take place in March 2021. We are very interested in working with our local community so if you think this is something you would like to support please contact Claire Moore at careers@leamanor.luton.sch.uk. 

Labour Market Information (LMI)

The following links provide information about the workplace. Labour market information describes the condition of the labour market, past and present, as well as future projections. It makes clear where work opportunities are increasing or decreasing, what occupations exist, what you need to study to become a professional in that occupation, what is required to take up an occupation, how one can find a job, change job or progress in a career.

Access to the report can be found on the link below, along with access to external websites:

South East Midlands Labour Market Information 

KS3 Video Links

KS4 Video Links 

Information Insights

Parents/Carers

As a parent we know that choices available to your child will be very different from the ones you had when you were at school. However as a parent/carer your guidance can significantly influence decisions made by your child so it is therefore imperative that we have up to date information. Please help your child to look at their options and speak to them to ensure they become lifelong learners and that they also understand that there are No shortcuts to Success. We also look for parents to become actively involved in our schools Business Breakfasts with our year 10 students (please see further information under BESP)

For careers information and advice specifically for parents, you may find these websites useful:

Talentino Virtual Careers Activities  Parent Guidance 

If you have any careers-related concerns for your child, please contact Mrs Moore (Assistant Headteacher) on 01582 652600 Ext.130 or careers@leamanor.luton.sch.uk

Employers

Here at Lea Manor High School, we make it our aim to raise aspirations and give our students every opportunity to access the world of work, and we welcome employers, industry representatives, and training providers to contact us to support our students in increasing their knowledge about employability.

Here is a list of possible activities you could get involved in within our school:

  • Work experience placements
  • Workplace visits
  • Careers talks
  • CV writing advice
  • Interview preparation
  • Mentoring
  • Enterprise competitions

If you are able to support any of the above activities to help our students, we would really like to hear from you.

You can contact Claire Moore, (Assistant Headteacher), at the school on 01582 652600 Ext.130 or email careers@leamanor.luton.sch.uk. 

Local Colleges

Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships may be a more suitable option for pupils embarking on their post-16 journeys.

Use the following links and information to find out a little more:

Parent-Pack-February.pdf

Parent-Pack-March.pdfParent-Pack-April-1.pdf

Parent-Pack-June-1-002.pdfApprenticeship-Pack-for-16-19-year-olds.pdf

Please use the following links to access websites, which can provide you with further information on Apprenticeships: 

www.gov.uk/topic/further-education-skills/apprenticeships

www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/apprenticeshipsearch

www.apprenticeshipguide.co.uk/

www.amazingapprenticeships.com/

www.careeralchemy.co.uk/apprenticeship.html

www.apprenticeships.gov.uk/

16x16

All pupils currently in Year 10 participate in the 16x16 initiative from Luton Borough Council. The project involves pupils undertaking 16 activities to improve their employability skills. Luton Borough Council is funding this initiative via the Luton Investment Framework. For further information, go to www.luton.gov.uk/LIF

The project is in response to feedback from employers over recent years that young people are not prepared for the world of work; they lack skills such as communication, teamwork, self-management, problem solving and resilience, for example.

The majority of the work for this project will take place during school hours, but can also be achieved in any extra-curricular activities or clubs the pupils participate in. Please follow the links below to resources that pupils may find useful when completing their 16x16 evidence sheets.

16x16 HandbookBlank Evidence Sheets Literacy MatSentence starters

 

Other Links

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