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Informed Decision Day - Friday 24th March 2023

Year 10 students engaged with the following range of visitors to support their understanding of Post 16 and Post 18 pathways.

  • The North East Raising Participation Team (NERAP) explained University life and Where to find our local universities and what can they offer? Using a variety of interactive games.

  • DERWENTSIDE COLLEGE brought their Student Engagement, Apprenticeship team and a Department representative along to show students how to Create an account on Government Apprenticeship Website and how to apply for vacancies. They also explained their apprenticeship offer and used one of our licensed computer programmes (JED-Job Explorer Database) to encourage students to interact and use Labour Market Information (LMI) to their advantage when preparing for future pathways

  • TEESSIDE UNIVERSITY: LAUNCHPAD Team demonstrated how to think creatively about enterprise and starting your own business using a practical teamwork activity to expand on initial start-up activity.

  • NEW COLLEGE: DURHAM brought along their Uniformed Service team to discuss the variety of public and uniformed services and how to prepare for a career in these areas. Their school liaison team discussed vocation and technical pathways as well as Higher & Degree apprenticeships.

  • YOUTH SVP :St Vincent de Paul Society were on hand throughout the day engaging with our young people to support their understanding of volunteering as a method to support their community through voluntary work and make a positive difference, but also to learn new skills, build lasting friendships, develop their faith as Youth SVP members .

  • NORTHUMBRIA UNIVERSITY’s student ambassador was on hand to explain student finance in relation to university . They also highlighted scholarships/grants and bursaries which may be available as additional financial support through an interactive game.

  • JOBCENTRE+/Department for Work & Pensions joined us to support the development of employability skills and signpost school leaver programmes that are available through the Civil service

  • BREAK & LUNCHTIME DROP-IN- WHOLE SCHOOL- all our visitors were available during breaktime and lunch to support students throughout the school with questions and queries relating to applications and future pathways


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