23 September 2015

Dear Parent

Careers Education and Guidance Programme Year 11 Autumn Term

Red House School provides a programme of Careers, Education and Guidance lessons throughout Key Stage 3 and 4. In Key Stage 4 Careers Education and Guidance is delivered to pupils during their Life Studies lessons.  The Careers Education and Guidance programme involves career and work related learning and the exploration of careers and the world of work. Pupils will also develop skills for career wellbeing and employability.

This term Year 11 will have a series of talks by local colleges and post 16 providers. During these talks pupils are given the opportunity to ask questions and information will be given on forthcoming college open evenings. Many of the colleges offer a variety of level 3 qualifications in traditional ‘academic’ and vocational qualifications such as BTec Nationals. Colleges will also talk to the pupils about changes to post 16 qualifications, such as the transition to linear A Level courses.  The following colleges will be visiting school in the next few weeks;

  • 22nd September Stockton 6th Form College
  • 29th September Q.E 6th Form College, Darlington
  • 6th October Jo Thompson Apprenticeships, Tees Valley Learning Provider Network
  • 13th October Middlesbrough College
  • 3rd November SRC Bede, Billingham
  • 10th November Askham Bryan and Cleveland College of Art and Design

Hartlepool 6th Form College and English Martyrs 6th Form will give a presentation during PHSE sessions this half term.

All local colleges hold their main open evenings of the year during the Autumn term. The dates and times will be given to pupils during these sessions however, I would also encourage pupils and parents to visit the websites of the institutions they are interested in to ensure they do miss out on the opportunity that open evenings present to speak to staff and students.

Pupils will each be given a one to one independent careers consultation with Carol Fellows from Youth Direction.  Carol Fellows will also be attending Year 11 parent’s evening in January. If you would like to make an appointment to discuss post 16 options with Carol at any other time or if you have any further questions about Careers Education and Guidance please do not hesitate to contact me via email lara.roberts@redhouseschool.co.uk or by contacting the School office.

Further information on careers and post 16 options can be found at the National Careers Service website http://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk

Yours faithfully

Mrs L Roberts

Head of Religious Studies & Careers

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