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Please find a message below from the School Age Immunisation Team. If you have any queries, please contact them directly using the details provided. Thank you.
The School Age Immunisation Team
As you may be aware during the previous lockdown due to the Covid19 outbreak (March – June) schools were temporarily closed which meant the School Age Immunisation Team were unable to complete all routine adolescent vaccinations in High schools. These routine vaccinations were Diphtheria, Tetanus and Polio, Meningitis ACWY, HPV and MMR.
Please be reassured we are currently planning catch up school and clinic vaccination sessions for all children who have not yet received their missed vaccinations. These catch up sessions will run from January – August 2021.
We will be contacting schools to agree the proposed dates for the school sessions in the coming weeks and requesting they communicate these dates to you in the normal way.
Many thanks for your understanding and co – operation.
School Age Immunisation Team
Rising Brook Health Centre
Tel: 0300 124 0366
Giving young people the skills they need to succeed in work and life has never been more important. WorldSkills UK knows what it takes to be world-class through their unique international benchmarking, insight and access to the greatest skills and education policy from across the world. Please see the schedule below for Saturday 28th November to find out about a range of careers and what it takes to be successful.
To register for this event, please click here
|Saturday 28 November||Employability and the world of work|
|1000 - 1025||Royal Navy||Made in the Royal Navy, ready for anything – how far you go is up to you.|
|1030-1055||Nadiya Hussain||Find out why Nadiya is so much more than just The Great British Bake Off winner. How she has repeatedly overcome barriers put in her way and constantly refined her skills to enable her career to go from strength to strength.|
|1100 - 1125||BAE Systems||Discover a range of excellent degree apprenticeship opportunities with BAE Systems, hearing and hear directly from those taking part.|
|1130-1155||Army||This presentation is designed to give a detailed overview of what you can achieve with a career in the Army. In this presentation we talk about all of the career options, what life is like in the Army from a day-to-day perspective and what people can expect from a career with us.|
|1200-1225||RAF||A career in the Royal Air Force is like no other and there are more roles behind-the-pilots than you may think… Meet our teams, hear their stories and find out which role inspires you. From the speedy role progression to the unrivalled skills and training you receive; all whilst travelling around the world and making friends for life, the Royal Air Force really is No Ordinary Job.|
|1230-1255||Dose Of Society||Hear engaging stories from real people around the world on their journey to excellence.|
|1300-1325||Sam Rapp The Dyslexic Poet||My Talk, will engage, be fun , look at aspirations, be amusing, serious rolled into one, where the students will feel that what ever they choose they can achieve, and will be left enlightened. That if they want to write, they can, if they want to be a lawyer they can and look at ways to achieve this through examples from my story|
Youth Employment UK and BAME Apprentice of the year 2020 – Kimmy Kimani
|Young people ask the questions that matter to them on the future of careers and employability. Join us as we bring together experts to answer the questions that matter on the future of skills.|
‘Is university worth it?’ is a question often heard from prospective students, parents, teachers, and advisers alike. And, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the conversation around the value of university has become all the more controversial. With so much conflicting advice in the media, online, and from friends and family, how can you tell if university is the right choice to make? There are many reasons to go to university – from studying a subject in-depth to making a strong start in a career.
Newcastle University has written an eBook to bring together the facts about the return on investment received by attending university. They’ve explored each aspect of university life and finances, from how much university will actually cost to what other hidden benefits can come from a degree. Their final chapter looks at some alternatives to university, and the futures and careers they might be suitable for. To download a copy of the e-book, please click on the link below.
The latest apprenticeship information & advice for parents, supported by the National Apprenticeship Service.
In the November issue we look at the regional Apprenticeship Awards, WorldSkills UK Live, Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers, a Traineeship case study, apprenticeships in traditional trade areas and more! Please see the attached guide for further information.
All Y7, Y8 and Y9 students have the opportunity throughout this year to earn extra rewards and recognition in History. Please follow the instructions on the information sheet linked below, using your school email address and password to access the challenges. Have fun and good luck!
Career and upskilling opportunities with PwC
Purpose and values are important to us – and likely to you too. Our values define how we do things, and our purpose is why we exist – to build trust in society and solve important problems for our clients, our people, and the communities in which we operate.
Now more than ever our business is evolving. We offer a variety of programmes for school and college leavers to start shaping their careers with PwC.
For students looking to go to uni whilst starting their career
Our Flying Start degree programmes in Accounting or Technology offer the best of both worlds. Studying at university, students will get to experience the full-time student lifestyle but with integrated paid placements at PwC, they’ll have some money to enjoy it too. They’ll gain a degree, and hopefully impress us enough to secure a graduate job with us after they graduate.
|Click for PwC's Flying Start degree programmes|
Developing employability skills
We’re thrilled to bring you the latest instalment of PwC’s Virtual Classroom - a virtual programme open to students between Years 10 and 13* focusing on racial equality, social mobility and gender equality. Students will also have the chance to engage with a range of PwC ambassadors through the interactive live sessions, while having the flexibility to watch and listen to the recorded sessions at a time best suited to them each week. Students can sign up to the virtual sessions click here.
For those interested in work experience
For students in Year 12** who are keen to understand how they can progress their career in the world of business, accounting or technology at PwC, our Virtual Insight Week offers them a fantastic opportunity. During the week students can get involved in sessions covering Accounting, Business, Digital and their career development. Applications for our Virtual Insight Week will open in February 2021, and you and your students can sign up to our Talent Network to be first to hear when they do.
|Sign up to PwC's Talent Network|
Have you ever thought about a career in accounting or business? Do you want to hear from two of the Big 4 and the worlds largest accounting qualification body? We have bought together PwC, EY and CIMA for a very exclusive evening webinar in accountancy and business.
We have keynote talks from partners at EY and PwC, CIMA VP's address, workshops and mini accounting exercises as well as a recruitment panel to talk you through all the opportunities you can get involved with.
- Wednesday 2nd December, 5pm - 6:30pm
- Insight to Accounting & Business (hear from the professionals!)
- Partner keynotes from EY & PwC with VP keynote from CIMA
- Audit and Accounting workshops with mini exercises
- Recruitment panel taking all about paid work experience opportunities and apprenticeships
We only have capacity for 100 spaces for this event and as such is likely to be very popular, if you are interested please do sign up ASAP to secure your place.
The majority of our Year 13 students have now received offers from the universities that they have applied to.
However, there are still a number of students who haven't completed their application form. The internal deadline for this was the 23rd of October. Please can you support the Sixth Form team by asking your son/daughter if they have sent their application off. If they haven't, please encourage them to prioritise this over the weekend.
If they need further support, please ask them to see their tutor on Monday morning. Many admissions tutors will be finishing for the Christmas break soon and we don't want any of our students to miss the opportunity to receive an offer before Christmas. Thank you for your ongoing support.