Careers Programme

Our Careers Leader is Mrs V. Owusu-Daaku.

Careers Education, Information Advice and Guidance provides a significant contribution to preparing our young people for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life.

The Archbishop Lanfranc Academy is committed to providing the best opportunities for students to realise their career aspirations. Our CEIAG programme fulfils its statutory obligations and is closely linked to the Academy Improvement Plan.

The Academy provides all students with a planned programme of careers education activities throughout their school career, with opportunities at key transition points to access impartial information and expert advice and guidance. It is also committed to maximising the benefits for students by using a whole school approach involving parents, carers, external CEIAG providers, employers and other local agencies.

Our CEIAG programme supports our students in making a successful transition to the next stage of their lives by:

  • Empowering young people to plan and manage their own futures
  • Providing comprehensive information on all options
  • Raising aspirations
  • Promoting equality, diversity, social mobility and challenging stereotypes
  • Enabling young people to sustain employability and achieve personal and economic wellbeing throughout their lives

Students in Year 7 will complete “Transition to secondary” activities and have the opportunity to attend KidZania in order to give them an insight into the world of work.

Students in Year 8 will complete their initial Fast Tomato profile and discuss their option choices with tutors; they will also benefit from attending a careers assembly.

Students in Year 9 will attend careers assemblies, a careers inspirations day and will attend local colleges during the year. 

Year 10 students will benefit from an employability skills workshop and they will complete their personal statements, including collecting references from staff.

Year 11 students will attend personal statement workshops, have support with completing further education applications and will visit local colleges on open days.

Key links: 

Students: 

https://successatschool.org/blog/472/How-to-Make-the-Most-of-Your-School-Career-Advisor#

https://successatschool.org/advice/work-experience

https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/

https://www.princes-trust.org.uk/help-for-young-people/who-else/employment/careers-advice

https://www.cxk.org/services/careers-information-advice-and-guidance-services/

https://guest.startprofile.com/

www.fasttomato.com 

Parents:

 National Careers Service:

https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/

 Teachers: 

CEIAG Resources:

https://www.careersandenterprise.co.uk/careers-lab 

Careers in the curriculum guidance:

https://www.careersandenterprise.co.uk/research/careers-curriculum-what-works

 Guidance for looked after children:

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/683556/Promoting_the_education_of_looked-after_children_and_previously_looked-after_children.pdf 

Former students:

Join our alumni network and see how you can support current students at the Academy by following the link below:

https://networks.futurefirst.org.uk/signup/lanfranc

 The Archbishop Lanfranc Academy is committed to providing high- quality, impartial careers advice to all pupils. The following is a table of events parents and carers can expect pupils to experience this year:

 

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Y7

Transition to Secondary activities (PSHE)

‘Kidzania’ trip- experience of work, with prep and follow –up in PSHE

 

Y8

“Fast Tomato” profiles and discussions

Option Choice discussions with tutors and SLT

Careers day 17th March

Careers Fair

Career assemblies

Y9

Career Assemblies

 

21st Nov Inspiration Day

Careers Fair

 

PSHE focus- aspiration/ entrepreneurship/ careers planning and research

College visits

Y10

Employability skills workshop

Careers Fair

Staff references for pupils

 

PSHE focus on personal statement/ CV writing/ interview techniques

 

College visits

Y11

Personal statement workshops

 

Supported applications

Visits to local colleges

 

Final destinations decided