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.

Parents/ Carers

Parents/ Carers

Ryedale School has become a partnership school with InvestIN.


InvestIN has relationships with more than 2,000 schools across 72 countries. These schools demonstrate a true commitment to bridging the gap between school and industry.


InvestIN is a London-based organisation led by a group of experienced professionals from some of the world’s most competitive careers. InvestIN provide students with an immersive experience of their dream career before they start University, so they can get a head-start over their competition.


There are a vast range of programmes and courses that Year 11 students may be interested in attending, in order to plan for their career with greater clarity. These programmes can be found on InvestIN.


All Ryedale School students can get a 10% discount on these courses by using the code RYEDALE20.


There are also some bursaries available for qualifying students, of which Mr C Rodd can provide further 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


Science, technology, engineering and maths careers


Online careers magazines


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


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


Information about local employment trends


Compare information about different career areas and employment trends


Information about career sectors and advice about work and university options


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


Study Options


Thinking about choosing your A Levels


Alternatives to Higher Education


Thinking about University


Taking a Gap Year


Apprenticeship Information


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


Information on apprenticeships


Apprenticeships Resources


Researching University Courses


The 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


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


Offers information and advice on applying to higher education


Database of university events for schools and colleges


Calendar of dates


Guidance on applying for finance to support university life


Volunteering


Information on volunteering


Enterprise


Enterprise resources


Information on enterprise



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.n-yorks.sch.uk


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.n-yorks.sch.uk

Year 10 Routes Post-16 and Work Experience Launch Evening



The format of the evening will involve a presentation in the school hall 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


You may like to use the following to start thinking about your work experience programme. This information will be given to you in your work experience pack during the work experience launch evening.


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


Username & Password: Ryedale2018


1. Login using the username and password given to you by your school Work Experience
Co-ordinator – DO NOT change your password


2. Click the Blue arrow to begin your search


3. 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’


4. 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.


5. 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.


6. 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.


7. 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.


8. 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!


9. 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.


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


11. 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.


Good Luck!!

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@ryedale.n-yorks.sch.uk if you would like your organisation to be listed here.


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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