It has been an exciting week here at All Saints with our Careers Fair on Monday evening. This January students in years 10 and 11 were given the chance to meet with an extensive range of professionals and learn about many of the opportunities available to them when they leave school at the end of their GCSEs. The careers and next steps fair was a great success with almost 40 exhibitors present representing all the major employment sectors in Plymouth, many of the local FE and training providers and support services to help students find the best careers path for them. The students found the event to be a fantastic opportunity to look at the vast landscape of careers within the city and beyond. Year 11 student Jasmine commented ‘It was such a great opportunity for us, we got to speak to so many people about the different jobs out there, everybody was really helpful and now I really understand what I need to do to get into a career in child care.’
Mrs Jarwood who co-organised the event commented ‘Having the support of lots of organisations, enabled our students to get a real insight into the vast array of opportunities that are available to them. During the careers fair, students were able to speak with individuals and ask their own questions and get the answers they needed in order to help make important decisions about their future. Mr Keegan and I would like to thank business partners for their support and for making our first careers fair a huge success.’
Also this week we had the launch of our CoachBright programme. 25 of our year 11 students made their way to Plymouth University to prepare for the launch of the mentoring programme. These students will have a 1 to 1 mentor for the rest of the academic year to work on science and maths. This is an excellent programme which many students have benefited from in the past here and also at other schools across the country.
Until next week.