Education is about much more than just your chosen subjects. It is preparation for a successful life. Opportunities will be provided to enable you to:
- Develop your ability to work and learn independently
- Take responsibility and provide leadership
- Develop your ability to work effectively with others
- Contribute to your local community
- Develop your knowledge and understanding of a range of issues and subjects not directly offered in your subjects
- Add qualifications
- Develop your physical skills
There are a range of opportunities for example:
- Mentoring with younger students in the school
- Teaching Assistant training
- Career ready mentoring programme and work placement
- Guest speakers from the world of work
- Networking with Essex University and more
- Gardening Club lead or take part with younger students in the school allotment
- Literacy Leaders in partnership with local primary schools
- Sports Leaders Award in partnership with local primary schools
- Financial Management
- Pathways advice and programmes including medicine/veterinary science and dentistry
- Becoming a Subject Ambassador
- NHS careers morning at Southend University hospital
- Study skills seminars to prepare for A Level study
- UK University search at the Emirates stadium
- Essex University Superfair
- Power to Perform – how to cook meals to prepare for study
- UCAS support programme for university applications
- Interview skills and CV writing workshops
NCS (National Citizen Service)
Here at Cecil Jones we work in partnership with NCS to offer our students the opportunity to learn valuable skills, important lessons and life-changing experiences outside of the classroom.
NCS – National Citizen Service is an organisation available to young people to aid them grow their strengths and become world-ready and work-ready. They do this through a range of different experiences — online, in the community, and away from home — young people can build their confidence, resilience, and well-being, gather work skills, and become engaged citizens who feel motivated to make a positive difference in society.
- Boost confidence
- Grow resilience
- Develop new skills
- Be a force for good
- Become ready for the world of work
Personal development opportunities:
- Health and Wellbeing
- Working Together
- Skills for Success
- Career and Progression Guidance
- Skills for Independent Living
- Citizenship and British Values
- Volunteering and Social Action
The Sixth Form team have an open-door policy whereby students are welcome to access support, advice and guidance. Referrals to external agencies can made or help to access services is provided. The school nurse is also available fortnightly to support students with their mental health and also has access to a wide variety of services.
Is a digital mental health and well-being company providing a welcoming space for mental health care which is available for all age groups. They provide helpful articles, personal experience and tips from young people and their team. They have discussion boards for students to start or join a conversation with the friendly community on a wide variety of topics. Students can chat to a member of the team about anything that is on their mind via messaging service or live chat. To allow the students a safe space to track their feelings or emotions and reflect on how they are doing, they can use the daily journal programme.
The Youthful Wellbeing Program from MIND which supports young people in a variety of areas.
The Sixth Form, SENCO and safeguarding teams can complete a referral or signpost students to self-referral where necessary for The Youthful Wellbeing service if needed.
The programme offers short-term support (6-8 weeks), connecting young adults to local initiatives and services. Their aim is to: increase people’s connection with others and their local community, empower young people to take control of their health and wellbeing, and where eligible, to access resources from a personal health budget. This will provide personalised support and enhance resilience.
The Lox 100 Programme runs alongside all A-Level courses. It is a outstanding programme that has be created specifically to support our students within the Loxford Trust to gain an insight into a variety of social and economic aspects of the community as well as current affairs. The programme includes support through the UCAS university application process, as well as equipping the students with the revision skills to be successful.
It covers the following areas to develop the wider skills, independence and critical thinking of our students.
- UCAS Programme
- British Values
- Current Affairs
- Communication Skills
- Revision Skills
- Statutory 18 hours of RE per year
- We provide the students with access to the educational platform ‘Up Learn’ which delivers a world-class learning experience that brings out the best in any student. One that ensures that all students can learn effectively and master their subjects, with a 97% A*/A performance rate this is a superb opportunity.