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Frederick Gough School recently celebrated a visit by Nic Dakin MP, Claudia Harris, CEO of the Careers and Enterprise Company (CEC) and Sarah Yong, Head of Government Relations.  This VIP party met with the School’s Head Teacher Ben Lawrance, Careers Lead Jo Roche, and the Enterprise Adviser Helen Lee, Early Years Recruitment Coordinator at British Steel to hear about the work of the school and their impressive approach to delivering careers education, advice and guidance.

The visitors were accompanied by 5 apprentices from British Steel, 4 of  had previously been students at Frederick Gough, to talk about their journey through school, their experience at British Steel, and their future career ambitions.

Frederick Gough School in Scunthorpe was the first school in the Humber region to achieve the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Gold Standard award. The Careers and Enterprise Company, working with the Humber LEP have created a group of employers who work with individual schools on a matched basis to ensure that careers are embedded at a strategic level within each organisation.  This impressive partnership now has achieved 48 ‘Enterprise Advisers’ employers who matched with secondary education and colleges across the Humber.

Ben Lawrance, Head of Frederick Gough School said:

“At Frederick Gough School we inspire and enthuse our young people by introducing them to businesses, ensure all have the opportunity for work experience, and commit to supporting the delivery of skills and careers with a well-qualified, committed Careers Coordinator.

“Through the Careers and Enterprise Company, we have strengthened our links with British Steel, and have expanded on our robust careers plan. The visit from Nic Dakin MP, Claudia Harris and Sarah Yong gave us the opportunity to shout about the excellent work we do to inspire, and how we shine a light on each and every student to enable them to strive and achieve.”

Stephen Savage, Chair of the Humber LEP Employment and Skills Board also commented:

“This exciting work, led by the Humber LEP and the CEC brings together businesses and schools to work in partnership, focusing on bridging the skills gap and is just one example of the outcome of the LEPs continued focus on improving careers information, advice and guidance for all of our residents.

“The Humber LEP has now received national accreditation for the Quality in Careers Standard Award, and is the only LEP in the country to have done so. We look forward to working with our school partners to roll out the national standard to all education providers.”