Connexions is a free and confidential advice and guidance service for all young people between the ages of 13 – 19 or up to 25 if they have learning difficulties or disabilities. Connexions personal advisers are professionally trained to help young people in a variety of ways.
The school PA is a specialist in guidance with many years of experience of dealing with the pupils at Stanbridge Earls and understands the difficulties they encounter. The work of the PA is fully integrated into the school the PA enjoys a good working relationship with teaching and pastoral staff and the school’s health care professionals. There is a close working relationship with the careers coordinator. This ensures a holistic approach to all pupils needs.
Pupils have access to individual discussions in the careers room from year 9 onwards.
Topics covered include:
Looking at course options for GCSE and beyond.
Helping to arrange work experience
Helping pupils who wish to enter work find suitable work and training.
Liasing with other agencies to ensure appropriate help is available beyond education.
In addition the local personal adviser offers the following:
Attends transitional planning and annual reviews from year 9 onwards for students with statements of special educational need.
Helps write careers action plan
Helps with applications for courses and employment and training opportunities.
Where a pupil is not living locally the personal adviser will also liase with the home area personal adviser to ensure a smooth transition of service for the young person. This is especially important for pupils with learning difficulties and disabilities.
If you are a Stanbridge Earls parent or pupil you are welcome to contact Jane Saunders our school personal adviser either via the school, or on Tel: 023 8064 2669 or via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
The school has the services of the personal adviser for two days each week.
You can also access personal advisers through the Connexions Direct service which offers confidential advice, support and information via telephone, e-mail or webchat to everyone aged 13 – 19 years, or 25 if they have learning difficulties and disabilities.
Call 080 800 13219
Text 07766 4 13219
This is the national Connexions site and it have a wealth of information about the Connexions service as well as a section to enable you to locate your home area Connexions service.
This is the local connexions partnership, covering Hampshire, Portsmouth, Southampton and the Isle of Wight.
This is a comprehensive careers library online. Over 600 job titles are listed with up to date information on the work, entry requirements, training and prospects. There are also hyperlinks through to other relevant sites.