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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


  1. A stable careers programme
    Every school and college should have an embedded programme of career education and guidance that is known and understood by pupils, parents, teachers and employers.

  2.  Learning from career and labour market information
    Every pupil, and their parents, should have access to good quality information about future study options and labour market opportunities. They will need the support of an informed adviser to make the best use of available information
  3. Addressing the needs of each pupil
    Pupils have different career guidance needs at different stages. Opportunities for advice and support need to be tailored to the needs of each pupil. A school’s careers programme should embed equality and diversity considerations throughout.
  4. Linking curriculum learning to careers
    All teachers should link curriculum learning with careers. For example, STEM subject teachers should highlight the relevance of STEM subjects for a wide range of career pathways.
  5. Encounters with employers and employees
    Every pupil should have multiple opportunities to learn from employers about work, employment and the skills that are valued in the workplace. This can be through a range of enrichment opportunities including visiting speakers, mentoring and enterprise schemes.
  6. Experience of workplaces
    Every pupil should have first-hand experiences of the workplace through work visits, work shadowing and/or work experience to help their exploration of career opportunities, and expand their networks.
  7. Encounters with Further or Higher Education
    All pupils should understand the full range of learning opportunities that are available to them. This includes both academic and vocational routes and learning in schools, colleges, universities and in the workplace.
  8. Personal Guidance
    Every pupil should have opportunities for guidance interviews with a Careers Adviser, who could be internal (a member of school staff) or external, provided they are trained to an appropriate level. These should be available whenever significant study or career choices are being made. They should be expected for all pupils but should be timed to meet their individual needs.


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 marketinformation 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






Previous Careers Visits