Employability and Skills : Forest School/Opportunity Thurrock/Work Experience
Forest schools is a unique way of building independence, self-esteem and a positive attitude towards learning in young people as they explore and experience the natural world for themselves.
A combination of freedom and responsibility is beneficial to any young people particularly those with issue around self-confidence or challenging behaviour.
Valuable life skills are learned including communication, team working, responsibility and resilience.
Opportunity Thurrock is the region’s largest careers and further education expo, bringing together nearly 100 exhibitors including local employers from the private and public sectors, colleges and universities. Around 2,500 students from local schools and colleges in Thurrock benefit from the event, which is held on the first Wednesday in October, each year.
Thurrock Council is pleased to provide robust, auditable systems and processes to enable meaningful and safe work experience, comprising:
- Student self-sourced placement form
- Top tips for sourcing own placement
- Letter of Understanding (between the school and the employer)
- Health & Safety assurance
- Personalised role descriptions
- Safeguarding summary sheet
- Benefits of work experience summary sheet
- Student induction checklist
- Student workbook designed for independent learning pre, during and after placement
- A list of useful websites re health and safety in the workplace
- Student/employer evaluation form designed to measure impact
Our highly skills team provide challenge and support for KS1 and KS2 education.
Emergency Planning - Crisis Management
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School Effectiveness - Newly Qualified Teachers Support Service
We provide a statutory support service as Appropriate Body for newly qualified teachers.
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Early Years Support Services
Our highly skilled and experienced officers offer a range of services to improve early years' childcare and education across Thurrock and beyond.
Our School Admissions team is experienced at processing main round and in-year admissions, whilst our Democratic Services team offers experience at managing the administration of school appeals.
Careers : Young Peoples Information, Advice and Guidance
Careers education and guidance is an essential part of every student's curriculum. It prepares and motivates pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life
Educational Psychology Service
Our Educational Psychology Service (EPS) supports children and young people with special educational needs.
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