We would like to invite you and your daughter to a Year 9 Careers Inspiration Fair on Thursday 14th February. There will be a number of employers from a range of sectors including ICT, Engineering, Law, Media, Performing Arts and Architecture, who will be available to talk to students about their job roles and the industries they work in. The employers will also answer questions about their different career paths and the skills and qualifications needed in their industry.
The purpose of the evening is to:
- Raise student awareness about different careers and entry routes to those careers
- Inspire students to develop new skills and interests
- Help students make informed decisions on which GCSE options to pick based on potential careers they are interested in
Pastoral and Senior Staff will be supporting the event alongside the school’s Independent Careers Advisers Mr Jackson and Ms Kenneth to offer advice and guidance for students and parents.
Over the years we have found this event to be extremely useful when it comes to your daughter making her GCSE subject choices. It also serves as a great opportunity to engage in careers discussion with your daughter.
We would like all students to attend this event with their parents, however, if this is not possible please ensure your daughter comes independently. I hope you will be able to take advantage of this exciting opportunity. The amount of time you spend at the evening depends on how many professionals your daughter wants to talk to. I would encourage that they speak to as many professionals as possible. Nearer the event date your daughter will be provided with a mini resource pack to help direct conversations and allow students to complete some independent research prior to the event.
Please return the reply slip below no later than Friday 25th January to confirm your attendance. Please can I also ask you to indicate the time frame you will be likely to visit on the slip below. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.
Ms F. Congdon
Assistant Head Teacher – Careers
Reply slip for Year 9 Careers Inspiration Fair Thursday 14th February 3.45-5.15pm in the Maths corridor
Student Name: ______________________________________________________ Form: _________________
Please tick the appropriate statement:
- My daughter will be attending this event and I (Parent/Carer) will be accompanying her _______
- My daughter will be attending this event on her own ______
Please circle likely time of arrival:
3.45 – 4.15pm 4.15 – 4.45pm 4.45pm – 5.15pm
Signed (Parent/Carer) __________________________________________
Please return this slip to your daughters Form Tutor by January 25th.