Care, Guidance and Support Archive

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Careers Information, Education and Guidance

Careers


Concerns about your options and future career? Please take a look through some of the useful resources below:

prospects

Prospects provide careers information, advice and guidance for young people that are not in education, employment or training (NEET) aged 1619 (and up to 25 for young people with a learning disability or difficulty) on behalf of Leicestershire County Council.

They operate a drop-in and an appointment service in Hinckley and Loughborough and also provide support at outreach venues throughout the county.

Both of the centres are open Monday to Friday and can be contacted on 01455 632719 (Hinckley)  or 01509 214002 (Loughborough)

Need more information? See below a range of people who are available for advice and guidance

  • Careers Library
  • Family
  • Friends
  • Subject teacher
  • Form Tutor
  • A Pastoral Manager
  • Your Head of Year
  • Teacher in charge of careers (Mrs Thorpe/Ms Darby)
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Spring Enrichment Programme 2018

Please click here for the Spring Enrichment Programme 2018.

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Sarahah app/website

Dear Parents/Carers,

We would like to make you aware of a new app and website called ‘Sarahah’.

What is Sarahah?

  • An app and website that allows users to send and receive anonymous message.
  • Users cannot respond to messages but they can “favourite” messages.
  • By default, anyone can leave a message on a profile even if they don’t have an account.

Why are we posting about this?

  • The Sarahah app has become popular amongst teens and we’re aware that some of our pupils are already actively using it. The app promotes anonymity – making teens feel like they can hide behind their anonymous screen names and bully others without repercussions.
  • Sarahah is predominantly used to bully other users.
  • There is no filter for explicit content.
  • There is no way to report inappropriate content or threats.

What can parents do?

  • We would advise parents to discuss the dangers of anonymous apps and have their child delete their Sarahah account (if they use Sarahah).
  • Ensure your child knows what is appropriate to send in private and public messages, whether they are anonymous or not
  • If your child has a desire to use apps like Sarahah, please challenge them to give positive and constructive feedback offline instead.

A full video guide covering all aspects of Sarahah can be found by clicking here.

As a school we do cover many aspects of anonymity, appropriate online behaviour and social networks in our regular e-safety assemblies and lessons.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding e-safety please do check out our dedicated e-safety section where you can find guidance on many different websites/apps.

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Autumn Enrichment Programme 2017

Please click here for the Summer Enrichment Programme 2017.

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Summer Enrichment Programme 2017

Please click here for the Summer Enrichment Programme 2017.

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Post-16: Life after Brockington

Please click here for the Post-16 Presentation notes delivered by Brockington College.

Over the course of the year a number of schools are presenting their own options for Post-16 to students. For their presentation notes please click the relevant school below:

 

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SEXTING: Information & Parents and Guardians

Please click here for information regarding ‘sexting’.

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Summer 2016 Enrichment Programme

Please click here for the Summer 2016 Enrichment Programme.

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Free Online Support for Young People

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Kooth is a free online service that offers emotional and mental health support for children and young people. When you sign up you can choose an avatar, which helps to keep you safe and anonymous.  You can have a “drop-in” chat with a counsellor or therapist or book a one-to-one session.

Kooth’s counsellors and therapists are available until 10pm, 365 days a year. You can talk to other young people anonymously on the forums whenever you like, and keep an online journal.

 

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Spring 2016 Enrichment Programme

Please click here for the Spring 2016 Enrichment Programme