We have a full time Connexions worker – Phil Taylor – who works with our KS4 students to support their next steps. Students from Danesgate go to a wide range of providers. Some study for A levels at college or another local school, some follow a full time vocational course at York College or Askam Bryan College or Bishop Burton College. Some students prefer to follow a work based learning route with York Learning or by getting an Apprenticeship and learning on the job. Whatever the right next step for our students Phil will be there to support them from the start of Year 10 and then right up to the November after they have left Year 11.
Almost every year we have had more success with young people staying on into education post 16, with 2017 the highest rate we have ever achieved; the success of our Connexions and Post 16 partnership work can be seen in the figures below. There are also successes that simply can’t be measured in percentages – click here for some wonderful feedback from one of our former students!
|Exam year||Number in Y11||Number of individuals who were not in education or training by end of September after Y11 had finished||As a %|