Debbie Boon from the Greater Lincolnshire’s LEP Team visited Woodlands Academy last week. It was a fantastic visit, and she is very keen to help us help our pupils with careers support.
Debbie said: “Today I worked with the supportive and ambitious Head Teacher, Laura Turner, and the school’s fantastic Careers Leader, Matthew Page. The whole team at the school are determined to make careers education, and engaging with the world of work, a key strategic element in helping young people have hope, aspirations and opportunities. I could not be more delighted to be able to support them with this aim, and I’d like others to be part of it too. Imagine being able to positively impact a young life by sharing your career story, or bringing a job to life, or helping to bridge the gap between education and employment for a group of wonderful pupils who need this input more than most. I want to help break down some of the barriers they face and open the exciting world of work to them. If you want to get involved, we are planning so many fabulous and meaningful events this academic year.
· Business breakfasts
· Community coffee mornings
· Careers in the curriculum activities
· LMI assemblies
· Mock interviews
· Workplace visits
Please let me know if you can help. It is so rewarding. They are great kids who need people to believe in them, so they can believe in themselves.”
If you are a local business or a local person in employment who could share your advice/expertise with our pupils. Please get in touch.