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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.

These web pages give both students and parents comprehensive information, advice and guidance on career choices with links to useful websites. Linked to this page, there are further individual pages with more detailed information for each Key Stage. There are also further resources available to students on the careers pages on Myvle, including access to information databases.

The school's Career, Employability and Enterprise Policy and the Work Experience Policy can both be downloaded from the Policies and Documents page.

The information on these pages is reviewed annually, the next review being due in September 2020.

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 Level 6 Diploma in Career Guidance. 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 the impact measured in school?

Careers programmes and entitlements for Lower School (Key Stage 3), Upper School (Key Stage 4) and Sixth Form can be accessed from the 'Careers - Year 7,8,9', 'Careers - Years 10 & 11' and 'Careers - Years 12 & 13' pages on this website. Within each entitlement statement, there is a section which details how the programme is measured and evaluated.

The careers programme is mapped against the CDI Learning Outcomes Framework. Lady Manners School is committed to attaining the Quality in Careers Standard.

Year 11 Student Destinations

Year 11 student destinations data is a measure of impact. All students are required to stay 'in learning' for two years after Year 11 (ie at sixth form or college study or with an apprenticeship or traineeship). Lady Manners School Careers Department supports students into their next stage of learning:

Year 11 destinations chart

Many students move on to sixth form and college courses. An increasing number of students are considering post 16 apprenticeship options. Some recent examples of apprenticeships are: Derbyshire Dales District Council, Derbyshire County Council, Tarmac, Breedon Cement, Arconic, the Army and RAF, Andrews of Tideswell, Chesterfield FC, Chatsworth Estates, Archaeological Research Services and many more.

For more information on student destinations, please click here to see the achievement and attainment performance data held by the Department of Education for Lady Manners School, where you can also compare different schools' performance. Alternatively please contact Mr Pacey.

Aspects of career learning are also incorporated into individual curriculum areas throughout the school.

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 2019-20' .

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 are individual Myvle pages for Lower School, Upper School and Sixth Form. Students will need to enter their school username and password to access their Myvle careers pages.

Suggestions

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.