Careers Education and Guidance (CEG) is seen here at Lostock College as an essential part to every students’ curriculum. All students have an entitlement to an appropriate programme of provision. To ensure that we are offering our students the best possible CEIAG we have achieved the Gold Award of the Inspiring IAG Award.
In the current economic climate it is important that your child is given the best possible chance to find information on all the education and training post-16. At Lostock College the first port of call for our students is Mrs Childs who works with all the local colleges and training providers to ensure your child is informed about all available choices when they leave us.
Mrs Childs works closely with our Careers Adviser, Helena Hamlet to give our students Independent Careers Guidance from Year 7 to 11 through one to one interviews, group work and drop-in sessions. Helena is in school on Wednesdays and has her own office in I24 this gives the students the opportunity to have a 1-1 careers interview with a Level 6 qualified and completely independent Careers Adviser. Helena is available to students at break time in the Eur Diner.
Throughout each academic year we run a number of events and information evenings that serve to assist our students with the choices they need to make. We have Y10 and Y11 Parents Evening in October and December every year and Parents/carers and students are invited to attend these informative evenings when post-16 colleges and work-based training providers are in attendance. At both evenings Mrs Childs and Helena Hamlet our independent careers adviser is available to answer any questions you may have.
Options Evening is in March every year where parents/carers and students have the chance to talk to subject teachers, Mrs Childs and Helena to discuss the option choices available to them. These follow on from the Super Learning Day Helena will have delivered to the students about making choices and what they will need to look at depending on which path they want to take in the future.
There are many careers related booklets and prospectuses in the library classroom and Helena’s office. Students are welcome to visit these resources or drop in to talk to Helena every Wednesday lunchtime. Mrs Childs is available in the school library every lunchtime and after school every day til 4pm. There is a careers notice board on the corridor between The Conference Room and the Food Technology Room and in the Y11 Learning Group Classrooms there is information on college open evenings, apprenticeship vacancies as well as general careers information.