There is no doubt that there are challenges to face in this stage of your educational career!
Revision to do
Decisions to make
Exams to sit
Hormones to contend with.
Try not to panic! Help is out there! It doesn't last forever and after this stage YOU get to choose what you would like to do from then on!
As you will know by now, education has changed a lot recently. No more leaving school to get a job at 16! You are now required to remain in some form of education until you are 18. Believe it or not, this is a good thing!
Everyone is in the same position as you and this is where you get a say in what you want to do, how you want to learn and what you would like to do with the rest of your life! IT'S ALL ABOUT YOU!
This page is set out to help you understand what your options are, who can help, what you have to do and how to do it. From the moment you start Year 10, the next two years is where you need to start really putting in the effort to ensure all your previous hard work is rewarded.
In school you will have a designated teacher who will be able to advise you on all of the above. Make sure you know who they are. If you have a mentor or key-worker in school, they too would be able to advise you on any issues you have or anything you need to know.
Contact your social worker, they can help you or if not they can find out who can.
Don't forget your PEPs! These will happen 2/3 times every academic year and they are for you! These meetings are a fantastic opportunity for you to say what is going well for you, what maybe isn't going so well, what you need help with, what support you may need, along with any other concerns or achievements you may wish to share. At the meetings, things like tutoring, joining clubs, joining gyms or any other equipment you might need to support your education, including laptops or tablets, will be discussed. It is important that you attend these meetings so that you know your Virtual School Officer, who will support you with the above.
In 2014 we began running a social/homework club exclusively for children in our care called The Funwork Club. This is based in Woolwich and caters for all school age groups from five year olds to 18 year olds. Come along for some social time, play pool, football, dance, DJ and singing sessions and of course some homework or revision support! We would love to see you! There is a page on our website dedicated to the club - click on this to find out more.