Yr 11 Careers Newsletter

April 27, 2020

 

Dear Parents and Guardians,

 

Firstly, and most importantly, I would just like to say that I hope this newsletter finds you safe and well.  I want to reassure you that although not in school and sadly unable to offer direct face to face careers guidance and advice, I am still here to help with any future plans or worries about college/careers/apprenticeships/HE that you may have during these very challenging and uncertain times.

 

I would like to assure you that I and Career Connect are committed to supporting all students and parents throughout the challenges that lie ahead. As a Careers Advisor I endeavour to help young people explore their ideas and plans, to tell their stories, in order to help them achieve and sustain better lives. To support young people, who deserve the best opportunities now and in the future,

I will do everything I can to help our students get through these difficult times as safely and confidently as possible. To that end, I and my colleagues at Career Connect are still here and working and if you need us, please contact us via any of the methods below.

 

As a starting point below is some information from the local colleges about places on courses for September that I hope you might find helpful and reassuring. The link below is the Government website with information on the cancelled GCSE and A’ Level exams.

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-cancellation-of-gcses-as-and-a-levels-in-2020/coronavirus-covid-19-cancellation-of-gcses-as-and-a-levels-in-2020

 

Any students who have applied to college but ‘not yet had their interviews’ will have their course discussions over the telephone. Please ensure that the college have a correct and working telephone number and an email address which you will need to keep checking. Also please keep checking college websites as they are up dating information all the time.

 

Please be reassured that every year 11 student will have a place at a school, college, training provider or apprenticeship in September. The Government’s September Guarantee ensures that “that every 16 and 17-year-old has an appropriate offer of learning, by the end of September, that motivates them and allows them to progress. All young people who reach the statutory school leaving age are entitled to an offer under the Guarantee. Local authorities are responsible for ensuring that the Guarantee is met."

 

Please do not hesitate to contact me at any time via one of the following methods:

 

Email: Karen.Gallagher@careerconnect.org.uk   

Mobile: 07854055268 / also on WhatsApp 

 

Alternatively, should I not be available for any reason please contact one of my colleagues via the following methods:

 

Email: chloe.elliott@careerconnect.org.uk            

Twitter: https://twitter.com/connectmycareer      

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/connectmycareer/

Career Connect also have a central email address which is monitored on a daily basis.schoolsinfo@careerconnect.org.uk

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