Information for Parents
Students currently use Unifrog Software in Year 12 and 13 to support their decisions about Post-18 Options. This software is a web based platform that allows students to investigate Careers, Labour Market Information and Apprenticeships. We will be introducing this in Key Stage 3 and 4 in January 2020, providing access to all our pupils with a dedicated username and password. https://www.unifrog.org/sign-in
There are lots of good careers websites you may want to look at. You can find out about Jobs, Apprenticeships and University.
Careers – Year 11
Year 11 is a key transition time for our students. As well as focusing on gaining the best grades possible students also consider where they may want to continue their studies be that through our own Sixth Form, another institution or an apprenticeship. We will continue to welcome colleagues from neighbouring colleges and sixth forms to offer consultations and presentations to our students.
The application process has already started so please encourage students to check the websites of those institutions they might be interested in. We have been speaking to students throughout Year 10 and 11 preparing them for applications and interviews and ALL students receive Independent Advice and Guidance from our External Careers Advisor – Rachel Townley (Changing Education Ltd) who is available in school for appointments every Thursday.
We encourage ALL our Year 11 to apply for at least 3 different Post-16 Colleges/Routes. This is because they need a back-up plan or simply to keep their options open should they change their mind. This is really important for apprenticeships.
Careers – Give an Hour – Support our Learners
Watch the video about “Give an Hour” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=riCu1vfym7A
We already benefit from a large number of volunteers who give up a little bit of time to come to give presentations to our students, talk about the world of work or simply discuss their job, career or pathway. Please take a moment to watch the short introduction video, linked above and access the online form below, to let us know your details and how you can get involved.
At this point do not worry about times and dates. We will share our menu of events and formats for being involved with all those who sign up to volunteer. It could be a one off discussing the importance of managing people in a Business lesson, looking after children in Health and Social Care, Policing in Sociology using Maths in your everyday work or working as a Chef at a Hotel. It could be anything such as working at the Trafford Centre, at Manchester Airport or at the NHS. We’d love to build a database of contacts that different curriculum area could look at to help bring our curriculum to life. You could email me us at school or volunteer an hour here, using the online form: FORM HERE