Careers contact  : Andrew Jacques  Email : enquiry@lindsworth.bham.sch.uk

All schools must provide a curriculum that is broadly based, balanced and meets the needs of all pupils. Under section 78 of the Education Act 2002 and the Academies Act 2010, a PSHE curriculum:

Promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at the school and of society, and

Prepares pupils at the school for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.


  • To design a stable careers programme from Year 8 to 11 providing all students with CEIAG.
  • Learn from career and labour market information through targeted CEIAG and use of Labour Market Information (LMI) in the careers programme.
  • To address the needs of each pupil through targeted information and advice guidance (IAG) depending on personal need and education and career intentions/aspirations.
  • To link curriculum learning to careers by designing opportunities for Employability and Enterprise within faculties and departments and contact with employers, particularly within the vocational curriculum.
  • To design encounters with employers and employees through opportunities within faculties and departments and within the enrichment curriculum.
  • To enable experiences of workplaces through workplace visits, work experience (for selected pupils) in Year 10.
  • To design encounters with further and higher education through opportunities within the enrichment curriculum, particularly in Years 10 and 11.
  • To provide personal guidance [independent and impartial] to all pupils, particularly those in Years 10 and 11.

Alongside timetabled lessons, Years 8 to 11 follow a careers programme that is based on five key areas. 

Moreover, our careers programme is delivered through our Theme Day provision whereby a part or full day off-timetable is used to cover elements of the programme e.g. employer interviews.

Lindsworth School works closely with Birmingham Careers Service. Their advisors are all qualified to QCF level 6 careers guidance and have enhanced DBS clearance. They work closely with local employers, training providers and voluntary organisations and use local knowledge to help pupils make informed decisions about their next steps.


Usefull Links

General careers

Project Choice - supported work experience programme for people with disabilities

www.icould.com – videos of people talking about their jobs.

www.plotr.co.uk – information on a range of jobs.

www.nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk

Further Education and Training

www.getingofar.co.uk – find out more about apprenticeships.

www.ucasprogress.com – search for further education courses and work-based learning providers.

www.studying-in-uk.org

Employment

www.worksmart.org.uk – information on rights at work.

www.jobzoo.co.uk – CV and careers resources.

https://www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship - information on apprenticeships

Higher Education

www.ucas.com – advice and information on university courses.

www.direct.gov.uk/unistats - student satisfaction surveys to help you compare subjects and universities.

www.universitycompare.com- a comprehensive university comparison site, offering student resources, tools, student discounts and university stats and rankings. 

 

Other useful information

  www.ncsyes.co.uk– National Citizen Service programme, open to 15 to 17 year-olds to help build skills for work and life.

www.do-it.org.uk – search for volunteering opportunities.