In school we provide the following:
The school has an enterprise and careers ambassador, currently employed by SABIC on ICI Wilton who works with students and staff across most year groups widening their awareness of employment opportunities and career paths
All Year 10 students receive six sessions with a range of external employers dealing with work related learning skills and preparing for the world of work. They also have the opportunity to attend a Tees Valley career fair and two days’ careers conference at the end of year 10.
All Year 11 students receive a careers interview with an independent careers adviser
Transition Mentor – Mrs Major
Presentations by local colleges in school
Information about colleges and open evenings
Awareness of National Apprenticeship Week
Colleges are invited to be present at selected parents’ evenings. In partnership with school parents can support their children by becoming involved with the following:
Attend open evenings and options events and encourage them to ask questions of the staff and make good use of the time. It’s very tempting to attend with a group of friends collecting bags of leaflets, but not actually speaking to staff.
Encourage them to seek support in school from the Transition Mentor who is available at break times, lunch times and after school by arrangement.
When in Year 11, read their Careers Action Plan, which they will receive after their interview, and encourage them to act upon it.
Make sure they know what their predicted grades are so that they make suitable choices.
Support them to return letters and forms relating to applications, to meet deadlines and to attend college and apprenticeship interviews