Careers and Post-16 activities

Careers and Post-16 activities

Dear Parent/Carer,

I am writing to highlight some of the Careers and Post-16 activities that Year 10 students will be taking part in from this week. All students need to start thinking about their Post-16 options so that they are prepared to make applications in the Autumn term of Year 11.

Start website During Personal Development lessons students will log on and explore the Start website.  This is a careers research platform that students can access in school and at home.

Individual Careers Guidance Interviews Students will be invited to attend a 1-1 careers guidance appointment in school to discuss their post-16 options. These will be carried out by Priestnall’s Careers Advisor, Mrs Slack and Stockport Family’s, Miss Ali. Appointments will commence from Monday 21st March. Students will receive their allocated appointment time and date via their student email. 1-1 careers guidance interviews will continue throughout the Autumn term in Year 11.

Action Plans Every student will receive a Careers Guidance action plan a few days after their 1-1 Careers Guidance. This will be email directly to students Priestnall email account. The action plan will include the next steps that each individual needs to take as well as online resources.

College Talks Over the next few months, Year 10 students will hear from guest speakers from local colleges.

College Taster Days We will be offering students the opportunity to visit 1 out of a possible 4 colleges for a taster day.  These take place June/July in Year 10. Further information regarding this will be sent out after Easter.

Communication – I will be sharing information from Colleges and Apprenticeship providers on the Priestnall School Careers & Post-16 Twitter page Twitter: @Priestnall_Car  Please follow the Twitter page to access a wealth of  information and moving into the Autumn term all the open day dates and deadlines will be posted here.

Yours faithfully

Mrs C Slack

Careers & Post 16 Advisor