Ryedale School

Ryedale School is committed to combining the very best educational provision with high expectations and traditional values. In doing so we challenge and support students both to fulfil their academic potential and become exemplary young people of whom we can all be proud.This unites us in our commitment to ‘Aspire and Achieve’

Our students are given every opportunity to engage in new and fulfilling experiences, from the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme to the range of trips available during Enrichment Days, there is so much on offer to challenge and inspire our students.Musical performances take place throughout the year, with opportunities for parents and the local community to see our students perform to an exceptional standard.The wide variety of extra-curricular activities complements our engaging and inspirational curriculum perfectly.Sport is an integral part of our school life. Students have access to over 90 clubs and house matches across the school year.We believe that knowledge changes the way we see the world. It is our duty and privilege to show our students the best that has ever been thought, said, made, played and discovered.Our exceptional curriculum identifies invaluable knowledge, skills and big ideas in each subject area.We instil in our students a desire to improve their performance, to broaden their horizons and to think independently.High expectations and traditional values are hallmarks of our school.

Information for Parents/ Carers

Information for Parents/ Carers

Careers Education and Guidance

Now is a great time for you to be talking to your son/daughter about their choices. The careers advice for parent’s website is a great starting point to help your child explore their potential.

 

Information about careers

Understand the range of job and employment sector profiles

https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/job-profiles/home

 

Science, technology, engineering and maths careers

https://www.stem.org.uk/resources/community/collection/448560/information-and-links-parents-carers-careers-stem

 

Explore career videos, take the Buzz Quiz and focus on subjects

https://icould.com/

 

National online careers film and video library. Real people real jobs to help young people, students, teachers, career professionals, influencers

https://www.careersbox.co.uk/

 

Information about local employment trends/ local labour market

https://www.ynylep.com/Portals/0/adam/Stories/OhqqpV3Rg0aL68WCU08pNA/Body/83388%20LEP%20Labour%20Market%20Analysis%202021%20A4_single%20pages.pdf

 

https://www.ons.gov.uk/employmentandlabourmarket/peopleinwork/employmentandemployeetypes/bulletins/regionallabourmarket/january2022

 

Information about career sectors and advice about work and university options

https://targetcareers.co.uk/

 

Advise for parents/carers of young people facing options post 18. Emphasis is on higher education, but does give advice on other options.

http://www.parentadviser.co.uk/

 

Study Options

 

Thinking about choosing your A Levels

http://russellgroup.ac.uk/policy/publications/informed-choices/

 

Alternatives to Higher Education

https://www.notgoingtouni.co.uk/

 

Thinking about University

https://www.ucas.com/

 

Taking a Gap Year

https://www.prospects.ac.uk/jobs-and-work-experience/gap-year

 

Apprenticeship Information

 

Apprenticeships, applying to university, studying at college and the world of work

https://www.allaboutschoolleavers.co.uk/

 

Information on apprenticeships

https://www.gov.uk/apprenticeships-guide

 

Researching University Courses

 

UK’s official graduate careers website, useful to look forward at what is happening in the graduate careers world, includes careers advice, information on jobs and work experience, postgraduate study, job sectors and student life

https://www.prospects.ac.uk/

 

Official data for undergraduate courses on each university and college’s satisfaction scores in the National Student Survey, jobs and salaries after study and other key information for prospective students

https://unistats.ac.uk/

 

Offers information and advice on applying to higher education

https://university.which.co.uk/

 

Database of university events for schools and colleges

https://www.unitasterdays.com/

 

Calendar of dates

https://www.opendays.com/

 

Guidance on applying for finance to support university life

https://www.gov.uk/contact-student-finance-england

 

Volunteering

 

Information on volunteering

https://www.gov.uk/government/get-involved/take-part/volunteer

 

Enterprise

 

Enterprise resources

https://www.enterprisecatalyst.co.uk/

 

Year 10 work experience launch and careers fair

 

Each year in the autumn term, we provide a careers fair for year 10 and 11 students. This is organised collaboratively with NYBEP.

For year 10 students the evening begins with a work experience launch presentation in the hall with Miss Wallis and Mr Pepper. This presentation is followed by an opportunity for students, parents and carers to ask questions about the work experience programme and meet local employers, whilst also taking the opportunity to meet and talk with post-16 providers, including schools, colleges, universities, apprenticeship providers and members of the Armed Forces.

We endeavour to utilise the skills and knowledge of ex-students, staff, parents and the local community to inspire and raise the aspirations of all students- if you feel that you have something to offer the schools careers programme, in particular during the careers fair evenings, please do not hesitate to contact Miss Wallis via dwallis@ryedale-rlt.co.uk

 

Year 11 post-16 study and careers fair

 

Each year in the autumn term, we provide a careers fair for year 10 and 11 students. This is organised collaboratively with NYBEP.

For year 11 students the evening begins with a post-16 application process presentation in the hall with Miss Wallis and Mr Pepper. This presentation is followed by an opportunity for students, parents and carers to ask questions about post 16 provision and meet local employers, whilst also taking the opportunity to meet and talk with post-16 providers, including schools, colleges, universities, apprenticeship providers and members of the Armed Forces.

We endeavour to utilise the skills and knowledge of ex-students, staff, parents and the local community to inspire and raise the aspirations of all students- if you feel that you have something to offer the schools careers programme, in particular during the careers fair evenings, please do not hesitate to contact Miss Wallis via dwallis@ryedale.-rlt.co.uk

 

Work Experience- information for Parents/Carers

 

Year 10 Routes Post-16 and Work Experience Launch Evening

The format of the evening will involve a presentation in the school hall given by Miss Wallis and Mr Pepper about potential post-16 pathways and the organisation of Year 10 Work Experience.

The purpose of the evening is two-fold: firstly, to encourage Year 10 students to start to think about their post-16 choices. This may seem premature given they are only just embarking upon their GCSE courses, but by September of Year 11, some students will have already begun the post-16 application process, and I would like students to start investigating their options now.

Secondly, NYBEP will provide you with important information about sourcing and organising a work experience placement, how to prepare for work experience, what is expected from students during the work experience week, and what the benefits of taking part in work experience are. Ryedale School’s work experience programme is overseen by Miss Wentworth, who will be available at the end of the presentation to answer queries you may have.

Following the formal presentation there will be a careers fair held in the Drama Studio and Dining Hall. A wide range of local providers will be available to talk to in order to begin the process of thinking about life beyond Ryedale. This will include 6th form providers of A-Level, BTEC and NVQ qualifications, universities, apprenticeship providers and employers.

Work experience takes place in the summer term of year 10, and the start of GCSE examinations is only slightly further away. During this time important, informed decisions have to be made about the future.

This event is designed to support students to make ambitious, yet sensible and well-informed choices, and we hope that you are able to attend.

 

NYBEP database of previously used work experience employers

 

Your son/daughter may like to use the following to start thinking about their work experience programme. This information will be given to your son/daughter in their work experience pack during the work experience launch evening.

 

https//nybep.work-experience.co.uk

 

Username & Password: Ryedale2022

 

  1. Login using the username and password given to you by your school Work Experience

Co-ordinator - DO NOT change your password

 

 

  1. Click the Blue arrow to begin your search

 

  1. If you know the name of the employer you are interested in, spell the first four or five letters of the employer’s name and go straight to the ‘Postcode’ box, add the first part e.g. YO18, YO18, YO62, or Town/City/Village in the relevant box. If you do not know where you want to go yet, leave the employer’s details blank and go to the ‘Category’

 

  1. Select a ‘Category’, now complete the first part of your home postcode (as above). Next to this select ‘any’ from the mileage drop down box. Do not tick any of the boxes below this as it will reduce the number of results that you get. At the very bottom select your work experience dates.

 

  1. You should now see a list of employers in your area. You can hover the mouse over the ‘Job Title’ to read more about the role.

 

  1. If you are interested, click on the ‘Job Title’ to read more about the job, the working hours, the location, contact name and details, etc.

 

  1. Make a note of all placements that you are interested in and prepare some notes as to how you will approach the employer. Think about: how you will introduce yourself, why you are interested, what you are studying, etc.… be confident.

 

  1. Employers on the NYBEP database have previously offered placements to students, this DOES NOT mean that they will automatically do so again. If you would like some advice before contacting employers please see your Tutor/School Co-ordinator, but remember… do not delay, as placements will go!

 

  1. Contact the employer in person, by telephone or email. Remember to introduce yourself and tell them which school you attend, be clear about your work experience dates, why you would like the opportunity for a placement and do confirm with the employer that it is on a voluntary basis. PLEASE NOTE - Employer details and contacts may have changed since they last offered a placement.

 

  1. Don’t forget – you can approach ANY employer – they do not have to be pre-registered on the NYBEP database.

 

  1. Once you have an offer of a placement… you must then arrange a convenient time to meet with them to get the Agreement/Consent Form completed. This form must be signed by you, the employer, your parent/carer (it is particularly important that the Employers Liability Insurance section is completed) – placements WILL NOT be able to go ahead without this.

 

Please encorage your son/daughter to arranmge a time to speak with Miss Wentworth in the pasto

 

List of Local Post-16 Providers

 

 

Website

Phone number

Lady Lumley’s School and Sixth Form

http://www.ladylumleys.n-yorks.sch.uk/

01751 472846

Malton School and Sixth Form

http://www.maltonschool.org/

01653 692828

Norton College

https://www.nortoncollege.net/

01653 693296

Ampleforth College

https://www.ampleforth.org.uk/

01439 766000

Scarborough Sixth Form

https://s6f.org.uk/

01723 365023

Middlesbrough College

https://www.mbro.ac.uk/

01642 333333

York College

https://www.yorkcollege.ac.uk/

01904 770200

Askham Bryan

https://www.askham-bryan.ac.uk/

01904 772277

Bishop Burton College

https://www.bishopburton.ac.uk/

01964 553000

Scarborough College

https://www.scarboroughcollege.co.uk/

01723 360620

St Peters School

https://www.stpetersyork.org.uk/

01904 527300

Scarborough TEC

https://scarboroughtec.ac.uk/

01723 372105

Queen Ethelburga’s

http://www.qe.org/

01423 333300

Queen Margaret’s, York

http://queenmargarets.com/

01904 727600

The Mount, York

https://www.mountschoolyork.co.uk/sixth-form/

01904 667500

Harrogate Grammar School

https://www.harrogategrammar.co.uk/

01423 531127

Ripon Grammar School

https://www.ripongrammar.co.uk/

01765 602647

St Aidan’s and John Fisher

http://www.staidans.co.uk/sixth-form/

01423 818516

Bootham School

https://www.boothamschool.com/

01904 623261

All Saints, York

http://www.allsaints.york.sch.uk/sixth-form/

01904 647877

Fulford Sixth Form

http://sixthform.fulford.york.sch.uk/

01904 633300

Huntington School

https://huntingtonschool.co.uk/sixth-form/sixth-form-overview/

01904 752100

Joseph Rowntree School

https://www.josephrowntree.co.uk/

01904 552100

Archbishop Holgate’s

https://www.archbishopholgates.org/sixth-form/

01904 411341

Easingwold School and Sixth Form

https://www.easingwold.n-yorks.sch.uk/

01347 821451

Army Foundation College, Harrogate

https://www.army.mod.uk/who-we-are/our-schools-and-colleges/afc-harrogate/

0345 6008080

Derwent Training Association

http://www.derwenttraining.co.uk/

01653 697698

Government Apprenticeship Adverts

https://www.gov.uk/topic/further-education-skills/apprenticeships

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Please contact Miss Wallis on dwallis@ryedaleirlt.co.uk f you would like your organisation to be listed here.

 

Apprenticeship Guidance for Parents/Carers

 

Is your son/daughter considering an apprenticeship route when they leave us at the age of 16? If so, the information on this page may be useful for you to gather information about apprenticeships and help you to support them with the choice and application process.

The following links provide a wealth of information around apprenticeships;

Both the government and Success at School give guidance on the different types of apprenticeship that are available, and how to apply for them:

The government, Career Map, and Get My First Job offer a search function to enable you to find apprenticeships that match your interest. Derwent Training also helps young people find apprenticeships.

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