Start your careers journey

Our careers programme aims to support all students to realise their ambitions and prepare them for 21st century careers. We provide students with the effective support, guidance and skills for the next stage of their education or employment.

Students will be given independent careers guidance. This is presented in an impartial manner, showing no bias or favouritism towards a particular institution, education or work option. Information is shared with students on the range of education and training options, including apprenticeships and technical education routes.This information is available throughout the pupils school career and highlighted at key transition points.

All guidance is given to support the best interests of the pupils.

Careers Leader at Lord Lawson is Mrs Alison Jordan.

SLT with responsibility for careers is Mrs Kate Kendall.

Careers Link Governor is Mr Guy Currey.

Enterprise Ambassador is Mrs Gillian Reader (MGL Group) and Sandra Evendene (Costain)

Careers Adviser at Lord Lawson is Ms Janet Leigh. Ms Leigh is based in her office within the Year 8 base. Her email address is [email protected], or you can call her on 0191 433 4026 ext 216.

Our Careers and Enterprise Adviser, Ms Claire Braban, can also help with any careers advice you may need. You can reach her at [email protected] or call 0191 433 4026 ext 368.

Lord Lawson of Beamish Academy is working towards the eight Gatsby Benchmarks using the Careers Development Institute (CDI) framework. With the support of the North East Local Enterprise Partnership (NELEP) and The North East Collaborative Outreach Programme (NECOP) we aim to prepare students for adult life.

Other external partners include MGL, Costain, Jacobs Engineering, Software City (Work Inspiration Gateshead), SETA , ASK, DWP and the North East Chamber of Commerce.

Technical and vocational education providers are encouraged to contact Ms Leigh on [email protected] or 0191 4334026 ext 216.

Gatsby Benchmarks

  1. A stable careers programme
  2. Learning from career and labour market information
  3. Addressing the needs of each pupil
  4. Linking curriculum learning to careers
  5. Encounters with employers and employees
  6. Experiences of workplaces
  7. Encounters with further and higher education
  8. Personal guidance

Good career guidance benchmarks from North East Ambition.