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Careers Advice

A message from our Careers Adviser, Debra Casson:

Dear Parent/Carer,

The school may be closed, but staff are still working and available to contact. No matter what year your son/daughter is in there is something you can be thinking about in terms of their future:

Year 11

A main focus for me is the transition of your son or daughter from Almondbury Community School to their preferred choice of either sixth form, college or apprenticeship. Those students that were interviewed and offered a place by Greenhead College should accept their offer by 23rd March and Huddersfield New College by 24th April. Kirklees College have cancelled their interviews that were due to take place next week but have told us they will endeavour to do most interviews over the phone. I have links with the colleges/6th forms and I will receive updates on their processes for recruitment. For example, if interviews need rearranging I will be able to help, and I will keep you as informed as possible.

If students are seeking an Apprenticeship I will continue to help them search and apply for vacancies. 

Year 10 and 9

My intention is to call all the year 9 and 10 pupils individually to discuss how they can plan for the decisions that they have to make in year 11 and to explain the various options after Year 11 to them so that they can begin to make plans, and to research their career ideas and to give them, and you as parents, the opportunity to ask questions.

Years 7 & 8 

You could spend some time thinking about what you are good at and what you enjoy and then how that can link to Jobs and Careers. We’ve listed some websites and career tools for you to look at.  

Please don’t hesitate to contact me by email or mobile –

Debra Casson/Careers Adviser