Dear Parent/Carer,

At this time of year, we would ordinarily be inviting you to attend an evening where we would outline the choices that are open to your son/daughter at the end of their post 18 education. However, due to these unprecedented times, we find ourselves having to share information with parents/carers in different ways.

Broadly speaking, your son/daughter has the following options:

  1. Apprenticeships
  2. University
  3. Employment
  4. School leaver programmes
  5. Study overseas
  6. Gap year

Your son/daughter may be considering more than one of these as a choice and we would encourage that so that once offers have been received, a fully informed decision about their future can be made.

Students are given a comprehensive support programme of careers guidance from our specialist careers team. The year 12 careers page on Teams, which your son/daughter can access, has regular updates, including the sharing of opportunities open to students to participate in online events in order to help them with their research into their future options. Our careers staff are on hand to offer telephone support and this can be arranged by emailing the team at careers@ems.hartlepool.sch.uk . Please be assured that despite these uncertain times, supporting our students to make the correct decisions regarding their future is a priority.

We have created a PowerPoint that can be accessed online (download here) which has a number of hyperlinks that will take you to useful websites. We appreciate that this may not answer all of your questions so please do not hesitate to email the careers team at careers@ems.hartlepool.sch.uk if you require any further support.

Best wishes,

The Careers Team