Our Year 10 students took a head start on preparations for Sixth Form, College and Apprenticeship applications in two sessions led by the PSHEE Teaching Team: Mr Dewar and Mr Fish, supported by Miss Emmerson (Pathways Guidance Coordinator) and Technology teachers.
We were joined by two guest speakers, who shared their experiences of work with the students as well as giving some insider information on how to enhance a job application.
Laura Moore joined us from Lovewell Blake, an accountancy firm on the Business Park and our Local Enterprise Partner providing support with Business and Enterprise initiatives. Laura emphasised the need for a “can do” attitude and asked students to emphasise their interest and drive for the career that they want to pursue.
Noel Howes is a manager at Cooper Mini and a former Thorpe St Andrew School and Sixth Form student. He described his career to date and gave a very clear message that local businesses value applicants who can demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment. Students were able to talk with the guests about their experiences and gain some pointers for their own career plans.
Students were then led through the process of creating the content of a CV and Personal Statement, with a clear focus on how they should sell their skills, qualities and interests in writing. There was a very clear message of the importance of attendance at school and punctuality to school and lessons.
The students set targets for their Summer Holidays. They have set themselves tasks to enhance their CVs with enrichment experiences, to begin their revision notes to boost their subject progress and to carry out some research into a career path of interest. ‘What can you do over the Summer that will enhance your application chances?’ was the message of the day.
The students will develop their CVs and Personal Statements in PSHEE lessons in Year 11, as we support them with their applications and plans for the next stages in their education.
Thorpe St Andrew School and Sixth Form, Laundry Lane, Norwich, Norfolk, NR7 0XS
Main Office - 01603 497711 | Student Absence Line - 01603 497722
The Yare Education Trust is a charitable company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales with company number 10301555. The registered office is at Thorpe St Andrew School and Sixth Form, Laundry Lane, Thorpe St Andrew, Norwich, Norfolk, NR7 0XS