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Planning Futures at Lavington
At Lavington we feel it is very important that our students receive high quality, impartial careers information, advice and guidance which helps them to make informed choices about their next steps: for choosing GCSE and further education options and beyond.
We aim to make sure all students are well prepared to make the next steps into education, employment, self-employment and training and are fully equipped to make the right choices to meet their academic needs and aspirations.
We have a Careers Adviser, who offers one-to-one guidance and advice to all of our students concerning matters such as college and sixth form applications, apprenticeship advice, CV preparation and employment opportunities.
Our designated Careers Lead is Beth Preddy, who oversees the Careers and Work Related Learning of our students, ensuring that we are meeting the Gatsby Benchmarks. The Careers Programme also has backing from our Board of Governors.
All students will take part in a structured programme of Careers lessons during PSHE time. The programme is designed to help students to reflect upon their personal skills, qualities and aspirations; enable their careers research and support them in making decisions about their future. We are also committed to challenging stereotypes to ensure that all students are aware of all opportunities available to them.
We have created strong relationships with the local community, which allows us to promote all of the open events, taster days and training and apprenticeship vacancies that are available to our students.
As part of our continued Careers support, the school offers various events spread throughout the year, including:
Choosing a career or job that is suitable for you is a difficult decision however there is a wide range of resources available to help you. Talk to your parents, family, friends and tutors for advice and guidance. You could also check out all the national information regarding qualifications, learning pathways, training, funding and much more on the resource companion.
Job Explorer Database - a great place to start with hundreds of jobs, video articles and a questionnaire to help you decide what jobs may suit you.
Resource Companion - contains information to help students and parents through each year of Secondary School. With lots of useful links to other key careers websites.
iCould - Inspiration for your Career - designed to inspire and encourage. Articles and video articles giving you the inside story on a huge range of careers. This is a great place for discovering and exploring different careers.
Eclips - contains fact files about hundreds of jobs and allows you to browse by subject area too.
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Plotr contains allows you to build a user profile and will tailor job recommendations to your interests and skillset. It has a great magazine with lots of up-to-the-minute information about careers.
We are always looking to build up our contacts and connections with the local community. If you, as a parent or local business, would like to get involved with the delivery of our Careers Education and Work Related Learning curriculum, get in contact with the Careers Lead or Enquiries.