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Information for Parents and Carers

Parental Involvement 

Parental Involvement in careers education at St George’s is always encouraged.
Parents are kept up to date with careers work through newsletters, Moving On Evenings, Parents Evenings and through the Annual Review (EHCP) process.

We work closely with the Local Authority to ensure that the Education, Health and Care Plans reflect the aspirations of our students and their families and ensure that we explore all the services available in order to provide the support students need in order to achieve their targets.

We remind our parents/carers that with the right support, the majority of young people with SEND can find paid work and be supported to live independently and participate in the community. 

At St George’s we promote gender-neutral careers and request that parents/carers do the same.

We encourage parents with personal budgets to use this to access activities that promote greater independence and to learn important life skills, which are transferrable to the world of work. A young person’s life inside and outside school needs to include opportunities that enhance their personal development and the chance to explore activities that extend their interests. We highlight these wider opportunities and encourage students to participate.

Do you work in a business that could help provide work experience or opportunities for our students?

We are always looking for local businesses that are wanting to inspire and educate our students about the world of work and expand and develop our careers programme. If you think you could help us with talks/presentations to students, provide invaluable work experience or any other opportunities that give students the chance to develop core skills and motivation, please contact our Careers and Aspirations Lead, Marie Wells.

 marie.wells@stgeorges.iow.sch.uk

Online resources including further information  can be accessed through the links below:

Amazing Apprenticeships – helping you to  understand the Apprenticeships currently on offer to students nationally 

Get My First Job – a website to look at  Apprenticeships and Traineeships.

How2Become – a leading careers website that  provides information about securing jobs, writing CVs, completing application forms and passing  interviews. 

iCould – free access to over 1000 personal video  stories, detailed job information, plus practical tips, insights and advice and Labour Market  Information. 

https://www.mencap.org.uk/advice-and-support/services-you-can-count/employment-services -advice and support for jobseekers with a disability including information on benefits.

National Apprenticeship Service – search and  apply for Apprenticeship vacancies here. 

National Careers Service – comprehensive, freely accessible information, advice and guidance

Preparing for Adulthood – giving everyone equal  life chances

Traineeships – a Traineeship is an unpaid course for people aged 16 – 24 with work experience that  gets you ready for work or an Apprenticeship.  It can last up to 6 months. Find out which  traineeships are available in our local area here. 

Traineeships – an overview and update from the  DfE (2020). 

Traineeships – the benefits of a traineeship – key  points you need to know. 

Traineeships – Bridging the Gap – find out more  about Traineeships and how they can help your  child here. 

What is a Traineeship? – Key points you need to  know.