Senior Member of Staff i/c Careers: Miss L. Morrison – Assistant Headteacher
Careers Coordinator: Miss A. Ward
If you would like additional information about the Careers Programme at Lord Derby Academy, please contact Miss Ward.
Contact Details: T. 0151 477 8860 or Email: email@example.com
‘The careers guidance programme is good. Pupils value the independent advice and guidance that they receive. They say that this ‘opens their eyes’ to the wide range of opportunities available to them and inspires them to be aspirational for their future. As a result, almost all pupils, including disadvantaged pupils and those with SEND, move on to further education or training.’ Ofsted 2019.
All pupils have access to careers education, information, advice and guidance, as part of the curriculum. The programme is delivered in PSHE , PDC sessions and through curriculum subjects. This allows pupils to develop the core skills needed for employment and gain an awareness of the labour market. Careers Information Education Advice and Guidance is a part of every pupil’s entitlement. We are committed to using a variety of learning experiences to help young people manage the key decision points in their lives. The education they receive prepares them to make informed decisions about the next learning or employment stage for them.
All pupils will get the opportunity to meet with an Independent Careers Adviser at key decision points in their school life, and at other times if they are in particular need of support. At this time, they can talk about their ideas for the future, explore the range of options after they leave school and plan the steps to achieve their end goal. Pupils can expect advice and guidance that is personalised, comprehensive and impartial. Support on offer to pupils includes:
See our Careers Information Education Advice and Guidance Board in the atrium and within the LRC (Y11), for key dates, Career Connect appointments, college open evenings, apprenticeship information and much more.
As part of the Talking Futures programme, The Gatsby Foundation has created a series of films that provide top tips for parents from parents about how to support children with their career decisions. Hear from a few famous faces about the importance of having conversations with teenagers about their future working lives.
National Green Careers Week – 6th – 11th November 2023 – Click here for further information.
Now is the time of year when our Year 11 pupils are busy applying to further education or apprenticeship schemes. We encourage our pupils to apply for several colleges or placements to provide them with greater choices. Click here to find details of all College and University Open Days.
Please note that subject staff can provide additional information and resources on careers relating to their subject.
The Knowsley Apprenticeship team will be attending college apprenticeship open evenings, where they are available to discuss apprenticeship opportunities. Our events can sometimes get busy – beat the queue by pre-registering. All you need to do is provide us with some basic information to register your place, and you’re all booked in!
College Open Days - Autumn 2023
CEIAG Provider Access Policy (Updated January 2023)
Lord Derby Academy Careers Policy (June 2023)
Parent/Carer Guide to Unifrog (Careers Platform)
Useful Careers Contacts 2023-2024
Lord Derby Academy Careers Plan 2023 (Summary Document)
Year 11 Leavers (2021) Destination Data (as at Oct 22)
The Gatsby Benchmarks
Additional Careers Information for Pupils
The Careers Download (5th Edition) July 2022
Access to Work: How to get help if you have a disability or health condition
National Careers Week – 6th March – 11th March 2023
A Guide for Parents and Carers
Click here to find out all the latest information on National Careers Week.
National Careers Week – Pupil Motivational Video on the importance of believing in yourself.
National Apprenticeship Week
6th – 10th February 2023
A whole host of resources are available by visiting: https://nationalapprenticeshipweek.co.uk/
“The Parent Perspective” is an exciting podcast series for parents and carers, helping you to support your child(ren) with careers advice and guidance. https://amazingapprenticeships.com/the-parent-perspective-podcast/
What is an Apprenticeship? (8 Key Facts)
All you need to know about apprenticeships.
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Apprenticeship Pay and Finances
One of the benefits of being an apprentice is that you are paid, but how does this work and how could it affect your household?
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Advanced level qualifications (known as A levels) are subject-based qualifications that can lead to university, further study, training, or work. You can normally study three or more A levels over two years. They’re usually assessed by a series of examinations.
Higher apprenticeships provide an opportunity to gain Level 4 qualifications or above, with most apprentices gaining an NVQ Level 4, HND, or foundation degree. Some offer the opportunity to progress to Level 7 (which is postgraduate degree level). A higher apprenticeship can take from one to five years to complete, and involve part-time study at a college, university, or training provider.
Labour Market Information
Explore local labour market information at www.liverpoollep.org/growth-sectors/
Apprenticeships are a way to gain the skills, knowledge and experience you need to get into many careers. They combine work, training and study letting you earn while you learn.
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Helpful information for parents and carers, who are looking for the best way to advise the young people in their care.
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Please use this link to access all of the latest updates from the Department for Education on the careers provision for young people in schools.
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Lord Derby Academy was inspected by Ofsted on 27th and 28th June 2023.
Please click here to read the official Ofsted report.