Welcome to Career Development
Leicester Grammar School has a clear commitment to providing quality Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) to all its students from Year 7 onwards.
The Careers Leader at Leicester Grammar School is Mrs Clare Scott
Employers/HE and other Providers
- If you are an employer or HE/FE/training provider wanting to send us information regarding apprenticeship, job or course opportunities for us to share with our pupils, please feel welcome to contact Mrs Clare Scott, the Careers Leader, at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Any hard copy information that you send can be held in the Career section of the Cufflin Library at the School
- A Trust-wide bi-annual Careers Fair is held, as well as various careers-related talks for pupils and parents during the year. If you’d like to support any of these events, please contact us on the email address above; we would be very pleased to hear from you.
The information below is for parents and students:
Each student through their time at school has access to:
- Independent and impartial guidance centred around individual need from a qualified adviser. Booking guidance interviews can be done by emailing the Careers Leader at email@example.com
- A structured, broad, balanced CEIAG programme in Years 7-13 that is integrated into the Life Education programme within the school
- Information to allow the student to make informed choices and decisions through the Cufflin Library and access to career information websites, including Morrisby from Year 8 onwards
Where do I find out what is on offer?
- Careers Education is introduced via the Life Education programme
- Careers events across the Trust are promoted to students and parents via the Careers@LGS Newsletter, email and Parentmail
- For further information, please contact our Careers Leader, Mrs Clare Scott at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Career Development Institute breaks down career development learning into 6 key themes. These are as follows:
The careers lessons that pupils follow from Year 7 to Year 13 in Life Education, as well as other opportunities and interventions that are offered as part of the Career Development Programme at LGS, are based around these key themes.
- All students offered opportunity to discuss GCSE subject options choices at Drop-In lunchtime clinics with Careers Leader in Lent term
- Parent and students invited to attend GCSE Options evening in Lent term with input from Careers Leader
- Students take part in Morrisby Aptitudes assessment (psychometric profiling programme) in Trinity term
- Students take part in two Careers and WRL Days in Trinity Term, consisting of Post 16 Options talks from external providers, a Speed Networking activity with industry delivered by LEBC and an activity offered by a local charity themed around entrepreneurial skills and pitching of fundraising ideas
- Meetings available through lunchtime drop-ins with Careers Leader at any time during the year
- All students receive one-to-one guidance meeting with external Morrisby trained careers adviser in Trinity term to discuss individual assessment results in Advent Term of Year 11
- Meetings available through lunchtime drop-ins with Careers Leader as required regarding Post 16 options in Advent and Lent Term
- All students take part in 2 days of Careers and Higher Education learning in Trinity Term, consisting of the UCAS Launch; subject specialist support on Personal Statement writing; talks from current undergraduate OLs and a Dragons Den style activity with local employers, delivered by LEBC.
- Students benefit from a range of careers/Higher Education-related talks during the Friday Lecture series during the year
- All Year 12 students can book to meet with me during their study periods throughout the year
- Trips are offered during the year on an ad-hoc basis, including a trip to a University and Apprenticeship Fair
- All students are offered a chance to have a mock interview with a local employer in the Advent term at the Mock Interview Evening
- For University Mock Interviews, students can speak to Mrs Scott to arrange this with a subject specialist
- For information regarding the Mock MMI event, please contact Dr Fulton. This event runs in November
- All Year 13 students can book to meet with the Careers Leader regarding their Post 18 plans during their study periods throughout the year
- Degree/Higher/Advanced Apprenticeship/Employment Preparation: An introductory session delivered by LEBC in the Lent Term 2022, with further workshops to be delivered as required
Please contact Mrs Clare Scott for further details regarding any of the above
Year 12 Career Development Sessions (Trinity Term - Friday Periods 5 & 6 – as part of the Friday Lecture Series)
- Friday 24/03: Voluntary Action Leicester – importance of charity/voluntary work
- Friday 28/04: Year Out Group – Gap Year information
- Friday 19/05: Post 18 Options - De Montfort University
- Friday 26/05: Student Finance - University of East Anglia
- Friday 16/06: University Ambassadors - Nottingham University
- Friday 23/06: University choices/Why go to university – Nottingham University
Accessing the Careers Service:
Year 12 and 13:
Half-hour 1-1 guidance meetings are available Monday – Thursday with the Careers Leader, Mrs Clare Scott. You should book a meeting to take place during one of your study periods. These will be held in the Careers Office, on the corner of the Library.
Please email email@example.com to book a meeting.
Years 7 – 11:
Pupils have access to careers support with Mrs Clare Scott, Careers Leader, Monday - Thursday at the following times:
- 11.25-11.45am - Breaktime Clinic for quickfire questions (just turn up!)
- 12.55-1.55pm - Lunchtime Clinic for quickfire questions (just turn up OR students can book a 1-1 half-hour guidance meeting
All Careers Clinics will be based in the Careers Office, on the corner of the Library.
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to book a meeting.
- If a parent wishes to be involved in their child’s careers meeting, this can be arranged if the student is willing – please email the Careers Leader at email@example.com
Information for LGS Trust Staff:
- Please contact Mrs Clare Scott for details of CPD opportunities in the Careers area of work
- Careers activities related to areas of the curriculum are shared by the Careers Leader with Heads of Department as appropriate
- Please contact the Careers Leader if you wish to explore ways to embed careers learning more actively into your subject area