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Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance

At Lyndon, we strongly believe that providing good quality Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) is a vital part of a student’s learning and development. Giving students access to impartial and independent information will not only broaden their horizons but also raise aspirations and inspire them to work hard to achieve their long term goals and ambitions. We feel that students who are well motivated and have a clear vision of their future are more likely to extend themselves academically.

 

The strength of our careers programme is demonstrated by a continual reduction of our NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training) figure year on year and as such, in 2020 we had no students leave Lyndon without securing a place in either education, employment or training.

 

The implementation of our CEIAG programme is designed to include a range of activities to ensure that all students from Years 7 – 11 are supported and offered:

 

  • Information on further education, higher education, technical qualifications (T Levels), apprenticeships and other opportunities available at each transition point.
  • Information from a range of local providers about opportunities including educational and work based options such as apprenticeships and T Levels.
  • Information on how to make applications and the employability skills required to secure employment. Students in Year 11 will also receive a one to one careers interview with a qualified careers advisor.

 

Lyndon Schools Online Careers event

Work Experience Information

 

 Autumn TermSpring TermSummer Term
Year 7 Cambridge University Aspiration Assembly
STEM Club
Votes for Schools
Restart a Heart session
STEM Club
NAW Apprenticeship Tutor Activities
Votes for Schools
JED Tutor Activity
UoB Aspiration Assembly
BBV HS2/Careers Assembly

STEM Club
Votes for Schools
Energy Quest STEM workshop
Smallpiece Aircraft Challenge
Warwick University STEM session
Amazelab
Space Session
Year 7 Virtual OpportunitiesAsha Devi Female Engineers Careers Talk
Year 8STEM Club
Cambridge University Aspiration Assembly
JED Tutor Activity
Votes for Schools
Goals and Resilience Session – Aspire
Options Taster Sessions
Aspire Cooking Demonstration Careers Session
Aspire Stratford College Careers Talk
Culinary Skills Workshop
Restart a Heart session
STEM Club
NAW Apprenticeship Tutor Activities
Votes for Schools
Options Taster Sessions
BBV HS2/Careers Assembly
UoB Aspiration Assembly
STEM Club
Options Taster Sessions
Votes for Schools
Year 8 Virtual OpportunitiesAsha Devi Female Engineers Careers Talk
Virtual FE and HE Fair
RAF Careers Session
IBM Coding Session
Virtual BBV Work Experience
Aim Higher Next steps resource
Culinary Skills Workshop
Year 9Virtual Skills Show Promotion
Virtual Careers Convention
STEM Club
Cambridge University Aspiration Assembly
Votes for Schools
JED Tutor Activity
Animal Man Session
Restart a Heart session

Year 9 Options event
NAW Apprenticeship Tutor Activities
BBV HS2/Careers Assembly
UoB Aspiration Assembly
STEM Club
Votes for Schools
Votes for Schools
STEM Club
Year 9 Virtual OpportunitiesAsha Devi Female Engineers Careers Talk
Year 10 Virtual Careers Convention
STEM Club
Cambridge University Aspiration Assembly
SSFC Virtual Q&A Session
JED Tutor Activity
CPS BHM/careers session
Restart a Heart session
STEM Club
Balfour Beatty LMI Assembly
NAW Apprenticeship Tutor Activities
Money Management session -Aspire
Solihull Apprenticeship Fair
BBV HS2/Careers Assembly
UoB Aspiration Assembly
BBV Work Experience Assembly
A Level Taster Sessions
Work Experience
STEM Club
Year 10 Virtual OpportunitiesAsha Devi Female Engineers Careers Talk.
STEM and Medicine Careers Experience.

Year 11 Year 11 Post 16 Assembly
Solihull College Applications Session
Careers Convention
SSFC Q&A Session
Cambridge University Aspiration Assembly
Careers and Post 16 Newsletter
Year 11 one to one interviews
@LyndonCareers twitter updates
Careers website
Drop in Careers support available at lunch and break
STEM Club
JED Tutor Activity
CV Writing Session
Financial Management Session
Computer Science A Level taster Session
Restart a Heart session
BBV HS2/Careers Assembly
HIT Hospitality talk
Work Pays Apprenticeship Session
BBV Mock assessment Centre Activity
Balfour Beatty LMI Assembly
Careers and Post 16 Newsletter
STEM Club
UoB Aspiration Assembly
SFCS, Solihull College and Work Pays at Year 11 Parents Evening
Year 11 one to one interviews
Drop in Careers support available at lunch and break
@LyndonCareers twitter updates
Careers Website
NAW Apprenticeship Tutor Activities
Solihull Apprenticeship Fair
A Level Taster Sessions
Careers and Post 16 Newsletter
Year 11 one to one interviews
Drop in Careers support available at lunch and break
Ongoing support where required after students have left
@LyndonCareers twitter updates
STEM Club
Year 11 one to one interviews
Year 11 Virtual OpportunitiesAsha Devi Female Engineers Careers Talk.
STEM and Medicine Careers Experience.
Virtual FE and HE Fair
RAF Careers Session
IBM Coding Session
Virtual BBV Work Experience
Aim Higher Next steps resource
PWC and Grant Thornton Event
SSFC Taster Sessions

The Government has changed the law so young people leaving school will need to continue in education or training until their 18th birthday. Students can opt to study or train in any of the following ways:

  • Study full time in a school, college or with a training provider.
  • Gain an apprenticeship or traineeship.
  • Work or volunteer full time, combined with part time education or training.

On average about 70% of our students continue their education at either The Sixth Form College Solihull or Solihull College, with the remainder entering other colleges, apprenticeships or training schemes. At local colleges they build on the firm foundations gained at Lyndon following the ‘A’ level route, vocational courses or a mixture of both. Many of our former students have continued into higher education following university courses.

It is our intention to make Lyndon students aware of the wide range of vocational and academic opportunities available to them at 16 and beyond, by means of a comprehensive Careers Guidance process designed to heighten their awareness of an increasingly complex employment world. We have professionals on hand to offer advice on careers, options choice in Year 9 and personal issues. We feel that students who are well-motivated and have a clear vision of their future are more likely to extend themselves academically.

 

 

Aim Higher Next steps

16-19 Bursary  Fund

Online ‘Next Steps’ information for Year 11 students.

Bursary information for young people and their parents.

Ladder for Birmingham

Birmingham Careers service

Labour market information about what is available locally.

 

A useful website for local careers information and support.

Apprenticeships

The National Apprenticeship Service is a government backed website which shows live apprenticeship vacancies.
Apprenticeships   A useful guide for parents/carers on how apprenticeships work.

Barclays LifeSkills

helps young people get the skills and experiences they need to enter the world of work.

Careersbox

 

Careers in health and the NHS

External careers website showing videos and clips of difference jobs and careers.

 

Offers information on the many careers in health and the NHS

Go Construct  

 

 

Get Into Teaching

This website showcases the many career opportunities available in construction and the built environment.

 

Website designed for anybody looking for a career in teaching

icould Another useful external careers website that can help students to discover the type of opportunities available to them.
JED  Job Explorer Database (JED) – Career planning software available to students and parents/carers to use for exploring careers, careers quizzes and also labour market information. Please see Mrs Carey for the Lyndon unique password.
   

National Careers Service

 

This is the government’s careers website giving valuable and impartial information on different jobs/careers, CV building and skills health check tools.
Parent Guidance Planning information to help parents and carers support their child’s career planning needs.
   

Raising the age of Participation 

 

This site provides details of the age that young people need to stay in education or training.

Solihull for Success

 

Solihull MBC Employment and Skills Team are available to offer support in finding employment and training.

STEM

 

useful website for young people interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.

Step into the NHS

 

T Level courses

Find out more about the huge range of careers and opportunities offered by the NHS, one of the largest employers in the UK.

Information on the new T Level courses which follow GCSEs and are equivalent to 3 A Levels.

UCAS This is the organisation used to operate and support the application process on behalf of universities. UCAS provides information on courses and advice to students considering higher education.
Which University A useful website which offers useful information on university courses as well as providing guidance on choosing the right GCSEs for certain careers.

College and Post-16 providers websites are listed below. Each provider’s website will have details of courses on offer together with entry requirements and dates of open events.

Arden Academy
Alderbrook Sixth Form
Birmingham Metropolitan College
Bourneville College
Cadbury College
Joseph Chamberlain College
Tudor Grange Sixth Form
Sixth Form College Solihull
Solihull College
South and City College
Stratford College
St Peters Sixth Form
WMG Academy Solihull
 
 

 

Here at Lyndon, we pride ourselves on giving students access to work-related experiences. A number of events, integrated into the school careers programme, will offer providers an opportunity to come into school to speak to pupils and/or their parents. We also are involved with the Life Ready programme in association with Solihull MBC and we have a designated Enterprise Advisor. If any employers, parents, school alumni or other providers would like to be involved in any enterprise activity which would benefit our students, request access by contacting Mrs Carey, Timetable and IAG Manager (Telephone: 0121 743 3402, Email: julie.carey@lyndon.org.uk) or Careers Leader, Dave Kelly (Telephone: 0121 743 3402, Email: dave.kelly@lyndon.org.uk).

 

Lyndon School Application for Provider Access – Information, Advice and Guidance 

 

Introduction 

 

This document sets out the school’s arrangements for managing the access of providers to students at the school for the purpose of giving them information about the provider’s education or training offer. This complies with the school’s legal obligations under Section 42B of the Education Act 1997. 

 

Student Entitlement 

 

All students in years 7-13 are entitled: 

 

  • to find out about technical education qualifications and apprenticeships opportunities, as part of a careers programme which provides information on the full range of education and training options available at each transition point.
  • to hear from a range of local providers about the opportunities they offer, including technical education and apprenticeships – through options events, assemblies and group discussions and taster events.
  • to understand how to make applications for the full range of academic and technical courses.

 

Management of Provider Access requests  Procedure 

 

A provider wishing to request access should contact Mrs Carey, Timetable and IAG Manager   Telephone: 0121 743 3402   Email: julie.carey@lyndon.org.uk 

 

Careers Leader: David Kelly. Telephone: 0121 743 3402   Email: dave.kelly@lyndon.org.uk  

 

Opportunities for access 

 

The school offers a comprehensive Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance programme and an overview of this programme can be seen in the Careers Education, Information and Guidance section which can be seen on the school website. Below you will find details of events that have been undertaken by students in the 2020-21 academic year.

 

Please speak to Mrs Carey to identify the most suitable opportunity for you. The school will make a suitable space available for discussions between the provider and students, as appropriate to the activity.

The school will also make available ICT and other specialist equipment to support provider presentations. This will all be discussed and agreed in advance of the visit with Mrs Carey or a member of their team. 

 

Providers are welcome to leave a copy of their prospectus or other relevant course literature with Mrs Carey so that they can be displayed in the Careers Section of the school library.

 

 

 Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
Year 7Cambridge University
Aspiration Assembly
STEM Club
Solihull Chambers Careers Assembly
Skills Builder Tutor Activities
UCL STEMM Futures Webinar
Right Choices VA Session

STEM Club
NAW Apprenticeship Tutor
Activities
Skills Builder Tutor Activities
Solihull Careers Fair
Engineering STEM Spotlight Video

STEM Club
Skills Builder Tutor Activities
STEM Healthy Green Planet
Session
Energy Quest STEM workshop
Smallpiece Aircraft Challenge
Warwick University STEM session
Amazelab
Space Session

 

 Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
Year 8STEM Club
Languages Assembly
Solihull Chambers/Hogarths
Hotel Careers Assembly
Skills Builder Tutor Activities
Goals and Resilience Session -
Aspire
UCL STEMM Futures Webinar
Right Choices VA Session
STEM Club
NAW Apprenticeship Tutor
Activities
Skills Builder Tutor Activities
Employability and Career Choices session - Aspire
Solihull Careers Fair
Engineering STEM Spotlight Video
International Women’s Day
Assembly

STEM Club
Skills Builder Tutor Activities
Money Budgeting session – Aspire
Medical Mavericks NHS careers
BBC Careers Session
Aircraft Challenge

 

 Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
Year 9Virtual Skills Show Promotion
Virtual Careers Convention
STEM Club
Solihull Chambers Careers Assembly
Cambridge University
Aspiration Assembly
Skills Builder Tutor Activities
Work skills session – Aspire
UCL STEMM Futures Webinar
Right Choices VA Session


Year 9 Options event
NAW Apprenticeship Tutor
Activities
Careers in Languages lesson
STEM Club
Skills Builder Tutor Activities
Atkins STEM Workshop
Tarmac Apprenticeship Videos
Solihull Careers Fair
Engineering STEM Spotlight Video
International Women’s Day
Assembly
Skills Builder Tutor Activities
STEM Club
Coventry University HE Virtual
Session with focus on Geography
PM Group Apprenticeship Careers session
Vet workshop

 

 Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
Year 10Virtual Careers Convention
STEM Club
Cambridge University
Aspiration Assembly
Skills Builder Tutor Activities
SMBC Apprenticeship Show
Media introduction to BBC
Careers
Tarmac Work Experience
Assembly
Medical Medics Work
Experience
Technology Talent Workshop
PWC Virtual Classroom Session
UCL STEMM Futures Webinar
SSFC Post 16 Sport Session
Free Radio Careers Fair
Being Prepared for your Future
Right Choices VA Session
WM Cyber Crime Webinar
Skills Builder Tutor Activities
STEM Club
Balfour Beatty LMI Assembly
NAW SMBC Apprenticeship
Assembly
NAW Apprenticeship Tutor
Activities
Tarmac CV Writing Assembly
Money Management session Aspire
Careers Session - Aspire
Hacking Lab
Tarmac Apprenticeship Video
Tarmac Employability Survey
Solihull Careers Fair
Employability Workshop
Atkins Careers Session
Maths Aspiration workshop
Maths and the outside world session
Engineering STEM Spotlight Video
Insight into Cyber Crime careers
Work Experience
STEM Club
Skills Builder Tutor Activities
Solihull Chambers Careers Assembly
Drayton Manor Career talk – T&T students
Crowne Plaza Talk – T&T students
SSFC Subject Videos
Coventry University HE Virtual
Session with focus on Geography
IGD Employability Video for
Hospitality students
Maths Inspirational Webinar on
Structural Engineering
CV/Employability Session
IGD Employability webinar
NPL Measurements Workshop
Vet Workshop
Space session

 

 Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
Year 11Virtual Year 11 Post 16 Assembly
Careers Week
HE/FE Virtual sessions
SSFC Q&A Session
Virtual Careers Convention
Skills Builder Tutor Activities
Cambridge University
Aspiration Assembly
Careers and Post 16 Newsletter
Year 11 one to one interviews
@LyndonCareers twitter updates
Case studies from local business people available on Cloud 9
Drop in Careers support available at lunch and break SMBC Apprenticeship Show
Media introduction to BBC
Careers
STEM Club
PWC Virtual Classroom Session
UCL STEMM Futures Webinar
Free Radio Careers Fair
Being Prepared for your Future
Work Pays Apprenticeship Session
Balfour Beatty LMI Assembly
Careers and Post 16 Newsletter
STEM Club
SFCS, Solihull College and Work
Pays at Year 11 Parents Evening Year 11 one to one interviews
Drop in Careers support available at lunch and break
@LyndonCareers twitter updates
Skills Builder Tutor Activities
Tarmac CV Writing Assembly
Aspire/Engage Workshop
NAW Apprenticeship Tutor
Activities
Cambridge University Aspiration Workshop
Hacking Lab
Tarmac Apprenticeship Video
Tarmac Employability Survey
Solihull Careers Fair
Maths and Cyber Security Workshop
Maths and the outside world session
Engineering STEM Spotlight Video
International Women’s Day
Assembly
Careers and Post 16 Newsletter
Year 11 one to one interviews
Drop in Careers support available at lunch and break
Ongoing support where required after students have left
@LyndonCareers twitter updates
STEM Club
Skills Builder Tutor Activities
Medicine Careers Session
Coventry University HE Virtual
Session with focus on Geography
Discussion on Science careers in the Army
Year 11 Maths Take a Chance
Video

 

 

Labour Market Information (LMI) is relevant data and information about the current job market and employment. LMI includes information about businesses in certain locations, types of jobs and the number of jobs that exist in a certain area, skills that are in high demand and career opportunities. LMI is useful as it can give an overview of past, current and future jobs in an area.

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Key Contacts

Our careers programme is monitored and measured through pupil evaluations, tracking of student destinations and through follow-on work in partnership with our main post-16 providers. The information available on this page was reviewed in October 2021.  
 

Key Staff / Contacts:

 
Lead Governor for Careers is  Helen Blanchard 
Email: Helen.Blanchard@lyndon.org.uk  Telephone: 0121 743 3402
 
Senior Leadership Team Careers Leader: Mr David Kelly – Assistant Principal (Curriculum and Provision)
Email: Dave.Kelly@lyndon.org.uk Telephone: 0121 743 3402
 
Information, Advice& Guidance Manager: Mrs Julie Carey
Email: Julie.Carey@lyndon.org.uk Telephone: 0121 743 3402
 
Careers Advisor is Jo Pryce from Birmingham Careers Service
 

Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance Policy

 

All links included on this page were accessed and accurate on 19/10/21