16 Feb Careers Week 15th – 18th February
To celebrate “National Apprenticeships Week”. All of our year 9 students took part in The BiG Assembly.
Links for apprenticeships information for Students and Parents can be found on our school website:
During our careers week 15th – 18th February.
We had the following events on site:
We were happy to bring back our annual careers fair, we had 28 exhibitors taking part in this event alone. Exhibitors include, Colleges, Universities, local companies, national companies. All of our students were timetabled to attend. The exhibitors were impressed with the quality of the questions that our students asked and made complimentary comments about their good manners.
We had rolling assemblies for Years 9,10 and 11 which were delivered by the “Ask Apprenticeships” team!
The “Ask Apprenticeships” team will be running workshops for Y11 students.
Stafford College(NSCG) delivered College/Apprenticeships talks to Y11.
Sixth Form ran taster sessions for those students who have expressed a preference to stay on to continue their post 16 studies in our Sixth Form.
The Great Minds Tour Bus, was on site to raise the aspirations of our year 12 students. This is a great facility provided by Staffordshire University. The bus tours around schools, giving students an insight into all areas of university life and the chance to use new gaming and virtual technology.
Wolverhampton University ran a raising aspiration workshop for some Y10 students. The feedback from students and Mrs Pargeter who hosted this event was really positive and said it was a really informative session.
Jackie Flint our independent Careers advisor and Yvonne Knight our careers link from Entrust ran workshops to support Y11 students with college and apprenticeship applications. They also worked with some Y10 students to prepare them for Y11 careers.
Wolverhampton College came in to speak with some Y10 and Y11 students about life in college, the academic support and financial support available to them, courses on offer and how to apply.
*All of our Y11 students should now be signed up for the post16 education of their choice. If you’re the parent/carer of a child who hasn’t yet sorted their post 16 education, please get in touch with Mrs Higgins in Student Services.