Supporting a young person to progress from school onto their next step can be full of anticipation and lots of questions. The Island Futures careers team will update pages as key information changes – so please encourage your child to visit the site regularly.
You and your child will have lots of questions right now, so you can visit the Frequently Asked Questions section of the website to get the right information.
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For many young people, the prospect of choosing their Post-16 options can be daunting. As parents and/or carers you want to be able to support them with access to up to date and reliable information. UCAS has produced an excellent guide to help you support your child’s decision.
You may find this video from the Department of Education helpful in explaining the options available.
The Island Futures team have also produced an information sheet covering all available options, together with helpful advice that recognises how different students learn and process information.
The links below contain useful information and advice about managing home study time and different engaging learning resources for students to help prepare and motivate for the new term.
Parent Kind – Offers a wide variety of free resources to support your child’s learning at home.
The Vespa Mindset – A free 8-week online course for GCSE and A level students to improve commitment, mindset and productivity.
TED ED – TED’s youth and education initiative. Discover video-based lessons organized by age and subject.
Guidance on GCSE & A-level Grades – The Department for Education’s guidance for parents on how GCSE and A level grades will be awarded for 2020 and 2021
We know that supporting your child’s health and wellbeing is a priority and the current situation might be making things more difficult. There’s a list of useful resources on the Flying Start Health and Wellbeing page – either share these with your child or explore along with them. Below is a list of online resources designed for parents/carers supporting young people.
Free daily online mindfulness practice providing support to teachers, parents, children and the general public during lockdown delivered by the Mindfulness in Schools Project.
Thinkninja is an app available to all 11-18 year olds in Hampshire. It is specifically designed to educate young people about mental health, emotional wellbeing and to provide skills to build resilience and stay well.
Hampshire Services – Telephone support line contact details for your area. Advice on talking with children & young people about coronavirus/COVID-19, including useful links, websites and apps.
THE RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE
The right to participate – animated introduction to the Equality Act, videos of campaigns, information, and template complaint letters to protect disabled people from discrimination in everyday situations.
DISABILITY RIGHTS UK
Disability Rights UK has a range of resources & information including factsheets, a jargon buster and presentations of past Disability Rights UK events, training and stories.
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information Advice and Support Service
Information on Access to Work which may be useful to support young people on apprenticeships, including video and fact sheets