Update on Year 10 Careers Provision
It is with great sadness that due to the current situation, we have had to make the following¬†changes to our planned Careers events for Year 10 this term; Experience of a Workplace¬†visits and College Taster Days will not take place and we are postponing Practice Interviews¬†to the Autumn term. We will confirm the new dates when we are able to do so.
With the current closure of many businesses until at least July and additional distancing¬†measures in place, we feel that we cannot continue with Experience of a workplace visits¬†this year. A number of businesses have contacted us already to retract their offer of a¬†placement. We know many of your youngsters have worked very hard to set up their¬†placements and will be sorely disappointed that they cannot go ahead as planned.
We still strongly believe that students should engage with the world of work and will support¬†students who choose to take up placements during the school holidays, if this is a viable¬†option. Due to the level of disruption to learning already this year, when students return to¬†timetabled lessons, we will be focusing on direct teaching and supporting students to¬†achieve their best, ensuring that this difficult time does not have a long-term impact upon¬†them.
We have already heard from one local college that they have cancelled their college taster¬†days and we are expecting others to follow suit. We will write to you after half-term with the¬†details of local college open evenings and we would encourage your child to visit all the¬†colleges they are interested in over the coming months.
We have been fortunate enough to secure an additional opportunity for students to access a¬†course run by Eton College on interview skills. This is an online self-study course and the¬†access details are attached to this letter.
If you have further queries, please contact our Careers team at firstname.lastname@example.org.¬†Additionally, individual careers advice can be sought by contacting our independent Careers¬†Advisor Mr Henser at email@example.com.
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