16 September 2016

Dear Parent

Tees Valley Skills, Olympia Building, Teesside University Tuesday 20th September

As part of Red House School’s commitment to providing Careers Education and Guidance for pupils, I have arranged for all pupils in Years 9 -11 to attend the Tees Valley Skills Event on Tuesday 20th September at Teesside University.

The Tees Valley Skills is the biggest skills and careers event in the Tees Valley. Over 60 local organisations including local colleges, learning providers, employers and universities will provide interactive skills activities to motivate and inspire pupils to consider a variety of further education, higher education, vocational skills and apprenticeship programmes.

Pupils in Years 9 and 10 are required to wear school uniform as they will be in school for lessons during the morning, they should also ensure they have their school bags and other equipment they will need for lessons 1 – 6. Year 11 pupils will be attending the event in the morning and should bring their school bags and other equipment they will need for lesson 1 and lessons 7-9. Year 11 pupils will be taken straight from Teesside University to their ‘Education for Leisure’ activity and, as such, should come to school wearing their PE kit.

Pupils will be transported to the event on the school minibuses. A full risk assessment has been undertaken by the group leaders. A qualified first aider will accompany the pupils. If your child suffers from asthma or severe allergic reactions, please ensure their inhaler/medication/epipen is with them, if they do not have them, they will be unable to go on the trip. The trip will be subject to the conditions as set out in the Parent Contract and will be covered by the school’s insurance policy.

Personal items of value should not be brought on the trip. This is because the School cannot be held responsible for the care of these items if any pupil brings them and insurance will not cover them. Pupils should also refrain from bringing large quantities of money with them as neither the School nor the organisers can be held responsible for any lost money or other valuables. We endeavour to take photographs on as many school trips as possible, please visit our website, Facebook and twitter pages to view a selection of photographs . The event organisers (Tees Valley Combined Authority), their partners or the local media make also take photographs, films or interview pupils. If you do not give permission for this please contact me on the email address below.

Further details of the Careers, Education and Guidance programme will be given before half term. However if you have any questions regarding this visit please do not hesitate to contact me either via the school office or email lara.roberts@redhouseschool.co.uk

If you require further information on careers and post 16 options, the government’s National Careers Service website http://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk is a very good source of information.

Yours sincerely

Mrs L Roberts

Head of Religious Studies & Careers

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