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Careers & Work Experience

The Careers Department is located in school at the end of the Drama Corridor. In addition, there is a dedicated careers library and careers noticeboards around the school site.

We hope that these web pages give both students and parents access to comprehensive information, advice and guidance on career choices. There are individual pages for each Key Stage, linked to this page. There are also further resources on the careers pages on Myvle, including access to information databases.

Download the 'Career Events Timetable for 2018-19' for a summary of our careers programme.

The information on these pages is reviewed annually, the next review being due in September 2019.

Lady Manners School Careers Department

Mr SA Pacey, Head of Careers & Employability, is the Careers Leader at Lady Manners School. He is a qualified Careers Adviser and holds the Diploma in Career Guidance (Level 6). He is a registered Career Development Professional with the Careers Development Institute (CDI) and is listed on their professional register. He holds accredited Careers Leadership and Careers Education qualifications and is a professional mentor for the CDI. Mr Pacey is bound by the CDI code of ethics to promote impartial careers guidance.

The Careers Department is supported by an enterprise adviser, and a governor linked to the Careers Department.

Mr Pacey is the first point of contact for all careers related matters. He can be contacted via email or by telephone on 01629 812671 (extension 212).

How is career learning delivered, accessed and evaluated in school?

Careers Programmes and Entitlements for Lower School, Upper School and Sixth Form can be accessed on the appropriate careers pages on this website. These documents include information on how school measures the impact of career learning in school. Individual subjects also incorporate aspects of career learning into their curriculum areas.

Lady Manners School subscribes to the D2N2 (the Local Enterprise Partnership for Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire) employability goals. These goals are incorporated into the 6 R's: Resilient, Resourceful, Reflective, Responsible, Reasoning and Respectful.

Education and training provider access to Lady Manners School students

We are very proud of the achievements of our students throughout the school. We are also aware that students access opportunities beyond Lady Manners School. Providing independent and impartial advice and guidance means we are committed to supporting all student pathways.

Education and Training Providers will be invited to appropriate school based careers events and a list of such events, together with the school’s access policy, can be found in the 'Career Events Timetable for 2018-19' .

Additional sources of information

Myvle (the school's virtual learning environment) contains further information and links to careers information databases, higher education course ideas and work experience details. There is also a survey to let students tell us what they think of the careers service in school. Students will need to enter their school username and password.


If you have any suggestions for, or complaints about, careers at Lady Manners School please email Mr Pacey in the first instance or phone him on 01629 812671 (extension 212). If you are unable to resolve your concern then it is also possible to talk to a senior member of staff at school or, if necessary, a copy of the school's complaints procedure is available on the Policies and Documents page.