Careers Education, Information and Guidance at Lingey House
Lingey House prides itself on being a place which fosters a life-long love of learning by providing a range of opportunities which help our pupils to make progress towards their learning and employment goals. Careers Education, Information and Guidance (CEIAG)is a major contributing factor towards preparing young people for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences they will encounter in school, in further education and in working life. It not only supports children to achieve their full potential, but also empowers them to plan and manage their own futures, raises their aspirations and promotes equality, diversity and social mobility.
This year, Lingey House was selected as one of 70 schools to be involved in a pilot programme looking at implementing the eight Gatsby Benchmarks of Good Career Guidance within Primary Schools. Developed by Professor John Holman, these benchmarks have been used as a core framework for both the Careers Strategy “Making the Most of Everyone’s Skills and Talents - 2017” and the Statutory Guidance, “Careers Guidance and Access for Education and Training Providers” which was published in January 2018. Both of these documents are available to download at the bottom of this page.
8 Gatsby Benchmarks for Good Career Guidance
Lingey House is strongly committed to achieving these career benchmarks as part of our careers programme which is underpinned by other key school policies including the PHSE policy, the Curriculum Policy and the SEND policy.
Current Labour Market Information
Labour market (or job market) information tells you about the current work and job environments in specific regions. It includes information about specific companies, industries and occupations.
The latest labour market information regarding Gateshead and its surrounding areas is available in the document/links below. Information on other regions can also be accessed through the Nomis website.
Thursday 2nd May 2019 - Science Career Talk Year 5
Year 5 received a talk today from Jane Carr-Wilkinson who is a Senior Lecturer in Physiological Sciences at Sunderland University. Specialising in Neuroblastoma, Jane's job is very important and requires a lot of skill on concentration. She explained exactly what her day to day work entailed, what qualifications she had to get to gain her position and answered some excellent questions about gender stereotypes in Science and cancer research in general.
Rosie from Y5I asked, "Do you find it difficult being a female scientist?"
Jane explained that, thankfully, she didn't because there aren't as many gender stereotypes in the science industry as there once was.
Shay asked, "what happens to cancer after you die? Does it continue to grow?"
Jane explained that cancer is caused by cells dividing too quickly and being unable to stop, a bit like when the breaks on your bike stop working. She also told us that when we die, our cells stop dividing and therefore the cancer dies too.
What our pupils thought
Year 5 evaluated their visit with Professor Carr-Wilkinson discussing what they had learned and whether they would like to have her job. Here is some of the feedback:
"Jane's job is studying genes which make up our body. She writes papers to get published and shares information with other doctors and scientists. I would like to have Jane's job because it's a job where you can help people whilst having fun and being creative." - Faye
"Jane teaches science at Sunderland Univsersity and studies very small cells. She specialises in Neuroblastoma which is a very rare childhood cancer. I wouldn't like Jane's job because what if germs got out of their container and infected someone?" - Shay
"Jane teaches students at university and also does research in labs. She needed to get GCSE's, A Levels or a BTEC in a science subject and then take a degree in a Science subject. I would like to have this job because I can study cancer so those who have cancer can live a wonderful life." - Rhianan