Following on from Mr Holder’s letter (sent earlier this year) regarding the updating of Careers provision in line with new Government guidance and the Gatsby Benchmarks, I am writing to inform you of the exciting opportunities that have been planned for July 22nd to July 24th for all Year 10 students.
These days have been organised to better prepare students for the important decisions that they will have to make during the next academic year. These decisions include the colleges/post 16 provider they should apply to, which subject(s) will support their future career choices and what skills, qualities and qualifications they need to enter the career they aspire to.
Therefore, on Monday 22nd and Tuesday 23rd July, there will be various sessions, activities and presentations giving students the opportunity to obtain broad and more specific job-related information.
These sessions will include:
- The benefits of university and student life, study skills and revision techniques.
- Money matters and student finance
- The Armed Forces
- Healthcare professions
- Sports Science
- Hospitality and Catering
- Presentations from a range of local colleges.
- A range of other career opportunities
In addition, parents and carers of students at the school will be discussing their jobs and career paths on Wednesday 24th July with students that are interested in those particular career areas. We are very grateful to all those parents and carers who are giving up their time to do this – Thank You!
I would like to suggest that conversations regarding career aspirations are being had now and that your child comes equipped to these days with questions they can ask the many external providers that will be attending.
There are many websites that can facilitate this conversation and provide a foundation in understanding the many post 16 options available to young people. For example:
I believe these two days will better prepare every student for those post 16 decisions. However, given the hugely diverse nature of jobs available and potential career pathways there may not be the specific job information that your child is seeking. However, I would like to reassure you that there will be opportunities for your child to discuss this with a careers advisor in the new academic year.