Careers at Lampton

The Careers Service for Students at Lampton School


All students will receive a planned programme of careers education, impartial information, advice and guidance throughout their education at Lampton School.

Careers is embedded within the curriculum at Lampton School via PSHE and all departments across all Key Stages to ensure that links are made between subjects and future pathways/careers throughout the academic year. We have a range of different ways in which careers are embedded within both the curriculum and wider school community at Lampton School in accordance with the GATSBY Benchmarks. (Please see below.) 

The Baker Clause

In January 2018, the DfE also introduced ‘The Baker Clause’ as an amendment to the Technical and Further Education Act 2017. The Baker Clause requires every student in years 8- 13 to discuss non-academic routes that are available to them. It is expected that by doing so this will help address the UK’s productivity challenges and address skills shortages experienced across several sectors of the economy.

To ensure we are compliant with The Baker Clause, we have developed excellent links & partnerships with the following organisations & providers, who regularly run assemblies, talks, small group sessions & workshops for our students:

  • Innervate Careers
  • KICK London
  • Brilliant Club
  • Jack Petchey's Speak Out Challenge


If you do have any questions with regard to the Careers Programme at Lampton School please contact the dedicated Careers Leader -  Ms Emma Cowing. Her email is The assigned member of the leadership for Careers is Senior Head of Year, Mr T Smale,

If you do have any questions with regard to careers interviews or would like to request a careers interview or any other form of support such as bespoke work experience please do contact Mr Smale as above. 

Please see latest preview from Success at School of their "Parents & Carers Guide to helping your child to begin their career journey". It is in the download section below.

The current Careers Policy, Careers Programme and Provider Access Policy are in the downloads section below

If you require further information regarding the content of this web page please contact Mr Smale via,

Benchmark 1: A stable careers programme

We have a stable Careers Programme, Careers Policy and a Provider Access Policy published here on the Careers page of the website for Teachers, Employers, Parents/Carers and Students to access and download. The programme is reviewed and evaluated annually and feedback sought from all parties concerned.

Benchmark 2: Learning from career & labour market information

Pupils have access to good quality information about future study options and labour market opportunities as part of our careers programme. In 2023 we will sharing career path and labour market information with parents at events such as the Options Evening.

Benchmark 3: Needs of each pupil

Benchmark 3:

Advice and support is tailored to the needs of each of our pupils. We have employed 3 Innervate careers advisors who conduct one to one interviews with students to develop bespoke careers plans. Our careers programme raises the aspirations of all our pupils and challenges stereotypical thinking about future possibilities.

Benchmark 4: Linking curriculum to careers

Careers education is part of the curriculum in PSHE lessons and make links between the curriculum and real-world career paths. We have a careers working group who are reviewing curriculum links so that pupils have meaningful experiences in all subjects.

Benchmark 5: Encounters with employers & employees

All our pupils have encounters with employers and employees leading to a better understanding of the workplace and potential career paths. Just one example of this at Lampton is our “You can do day” for all Year 11 pupils in which they get to have meaningful interactions with over 40 employers or employees. We also run a yearly careers fayre in the summer term. 

Benchmark 6: Experiences of workplaces

We strive to give all pupils the opportunity to experience the workplace environment to understand the context in which they could one day be working. We are making progress towards all pupils having at least one experience by the end of year 11. Year 12 and 13 have such opportunities. 

Benchmark 7: Encounters with further and higher education

Our careers programme allows for all pupils to have encounters with sixth form colleges, apprenticeships, further education colleges, independent training providers, Higher Education providers and have meaningful engagement with universities. Opportunities are regularly provided for students via Google Classroom.

Benchmark 8: Personal guidance

All Lampton students have the opportunity for guidance interviews with a career adviser. The advisor is impartial and we contract in their services through the Innervate careers service.


Page Downloads Date  
Careers Programme 07th Dec 2019 Download
Parents & Carers guide to beginning your child's career journey 02nd Jun 2020 Download
Parents Guide to National Careers Week 02nd Mar 2021 Download
Careers Policy Jan 2023 24th Jan 2023 Download
Provider Access Policy Jan 2023 24th Jan 2023 Download
Relationships Sex Education and Physical Health Policy Jan 2023 24th Jan 2023 Download
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