Following on from the updated Government directive on school closures in the Leicester and Leicestershire area, Sir Jonathan North is now closed from Tuesday 30th June to all students except children of key workers who have registered for a place.
The Careers, Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) team at Sir Jonathan North aims to give students a wide range of experiences and opportunities that will equip them for further study and the world of work.
We aim to ensure students leave us with the skills and qualities necessary to make wise and informed choices about their future. We are proud to be working with LLEP, the Careers Hub and the Enterprise Advisor Network. These partnerships mean that our students receive the most up-to-date information on the local labour market, apprenticeships, and opportunities for further and higher education. We monitor the impact of our provision using the Gatsby Benchmarks in line with our statutory duty.
Our careers lead is Mrs Greaves who can be contacted on 0116 - 2708116 or emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org
The CEIAG team would like to welcome any local employers into college to speak to students about specific industry sectors, local employment, employment skills, and training opportunities. This could be in the form of an assembly, lunchtime talk or by participating in 'What's my line?'. Please click here for a letter sent to all local businesses and parents.
Students are given information about the range of choices available to them which include:
We work closely with all post-16 providers in Leicester and Leicestershire to ensure students are aware of the range of options available to them, and the entry requirements for each course and provider. Positive Steps @16 is the on-line application system, which all students will use to apply for at least 2 post-16 places during Year 11.
|The timetable for the application process is as follows:|
|September:||Post-16 Transition Parents’ Evening|
|October - November:||Lunchtime talks from all post-16 providers|
|October - November:||College Open Days|
|November - December:||Students complete Positive Steps @ 16 application form during lesson time|
|January:||Applications sent off|
|January - April:||Post-16 Interviews take place|
|March - April:||Offers confirmed by colleges, and accepted or declined by students|
All students have an appointment with the Connexions Advisor in Year 11 to assist them in making choices.
Over the next few months Post 16 providers are holding their Open Day events. We strongly recommend that you visit the college your daughter would like to attend to learn more about what they can offer her. Click here for a list of the Open Day events.
In addition, during lunchtime sessions students are invited to attend presentations from some local providers on their College. Click here for a list of the lunchtime sessions.
For assistance with the Positive Steps @16 Personal Statement click here for a template.
In May 2017 students had a fantastic experience, with supervisors providing extremely positive feedback:
‘We have had students from the University and colleges before but Sir Jonathan North students were better.’
One supervisor commented that our student took the initiative and learnt systems quickly.
‘She was the best student we have had. She was punctual and hardworking’.
Students themselves realised the benefits of the experience and commented:
“You have to be very organised and always prepared for various jobs.”
“At the start I wasn’t sure about the unknown but quickly I got used to the place and loved going back.”
“My work experience has further emphasized the importance of getting good qualifications for a job.”
Below are links to all the information you and your daughter need to experience a positive and worthwhile placement.
Work Experience Power Point
Work Experience Diary
Essential Information Booklet