In the Know: Raising your Teenager for Success!

In the Know: Raising your Teenager for Success!

In The Know Parents What's new?

As you raise your teenager, you may learn that teaching teenagers to communicate, be responsible and explore new ideas is an ongoing process. In this week’s newsletter we’re sharing with you new ways to learn how to encourage your teen to communicate, how to connect with them as a parent, and help them explore the world of coding in Python! Read on to find out more!

Discover how to Raise an Independent Teenager!
York Hills Centre for Children, Youth and Families is hosting a free online seminar for parents to learn how to help their teenager make the most out of their school years. The Triple P Teen Seminar will target everyday concerns, such as encouraging responsible and independent behaviour, learning healthy communication and improving family relationships. This seminar will take place on Wednesday 7th December, so be sure to sign up here.

Connect with your Teenager!
Terri Keay and Danielle Warren, clinical navigators, are presenting a webinar for parents to learn how to connect with their teenager. In this webinar you will also learn about your parenting style and how this influences your relationship with your teen. This insightful event will be held on Monday 12th December, so don’t forget to sign up here.

Learn how to Code Using Python!
Teach The Nation To Code is hosting a free coding workshop for young people of all ages to learn how to code using Python! In this interactive workshop, your child will learn the fundamentals of programming with Python and develop an understanding of basic problem solving with Python code. They will also gain an official QA certificate for completing the programme! Sign up for this event taking place on Saturday, 3rd December here.

In the Know: All About Apprenticeships!

In the Know: All About Apprenticeships!

In The Know Parents What's new?

Did you know that apprenticeships can open up new opportunities for your child and help them learn valuable skills that employers are looking for? In this week’s newsletter, you’ll learn all about apprenticeships, how to apply for them, as well as where to apply! Read on to find out more!

Learn about Apprenticeships!
Future Talent Lab is hosting a free workshop to introduce young people aged 16 and over to apprenticeships! In this workshop, you will learn about the entry requirements for different apprenticeships and how you can apply for these apprenticeships. This insightful online workshop will be held on Tuesday 6 December, so be sure to sign up here.

Discover Apprenticeship Opportunities!
Severn Trent is hosting a free online event for parents of young people aged 16 and over to learn about apprenticeship opportunities. In this event, you will learn how to successfully support your young person to apply for an apprenticeship. Join this event on Wednesday 14 December to have all your apprenticeships questions answered.

Explore a Day in the Life of an Apprentice!
Success at School is partnering with Lloyds Banking Group to bring students and parents in years 10 to 13 a free webinar! In this webinar, you will be learning about apprenticeship opportunities at Lloyds Banking Group, hear from current apprentices, and learn what a day in the life of an apprentice looks like. This online event will be taking place on Tuesday 13 December, and you can sign up here.

In the Know: Activities for Skill-Building!

In the Know: Activities for Skill-Building!

In The Know Parents What's new?

We hope you have been doing well this week? With the world going digital more and more each day, so are the career opportunities available to young people. However, in order to be successful in their careers, young people need to learn about boundaries and expectations. In this week’s newsletter, you’ll learn how to set effective boundaries with your teenager, explore apprenticeship opportunities and discover how they can build an app for IOS or Android! Read on to find out more.

Create an App for IOS or Android!
MIT App Inventor is a free online visual programme that allows young people aged 11 and over to learn coding and build fully functional apps for IOS and Androids. In fact, new MIT App Inventors can have their first simple app up and running in less than 30 minutes! They offer tutorials ranging from basic to advanced difficulty so that you always have something new to learn! Help your child create their first app here

Learn how to Set Boundaries with your Teen!
Yshai Boussi, a speaker and family therapist of 20+ years, is hosting a free webinar for parents who are wanting to learn how to set effective boundaries with their teenagers. In this webinar, you’ll learn some new perspectives and tools to hold your teen accountable while preserving connection. This online event will be on Wednesday 16 November, and you can sign up here.

Discover Apprenticeship Opportunities!
All About Stem is hosting a free online event for students aged 16 and over and their parents to learn more about apprenticeships. In this event, you will learn what it means to do an apprenticeship, where to find an apprenticeship and what career opportunities are available after completion. There will also be a Q&A, as well as digital resources available to you. You can sign up for this event here.

In the Know: Exploring your Child’s Potential!

In the Know: Exploring your Child’s Potential!

In The Know Parents What's new?

We hope your week has been well! I thought I’d let you know that our Career Insight Day with Brit Insurance last week Friday was an absolute success! Our 21 semi-finalists from the GT Scholars x Brit Insurance Digital Challenge received their certificates and took part in activities to boost teamwork and build their skills. If your child wasn’t able to take part in the digital challenge, this newsletter will provide some free resources to inspire and motivate their greatness.

Explore the World of Coding!
Tynker is one of the world’s leading creative coding platforms, enabling students of all ages to learn to code at home, school, and on the go. Their interactive story-based learning progresses to real world text-based coding languages like JavaScript, and focuses on learning programming and developing critical thinking and problem solving skills. You can access these free online courses here.

Discover Study Resources!
BBC offers a free online learning resource called Bitesize that is designed to help students of all ages with their learning, homework and revision. This resource provides support for KS3 and GCSE, and you can pick specific subjects to improve on. They also provide career support and guidance for young people deciding on their future careers. You can find this incredible resource here.

Listen to this Inspiring Tedx Talk!
17 year old Taylor Wilson is a nuclear physicist who started his journey with the dream of building a ‘star in a jar’, built his first nuclear fusion reactor at 14 years old, and met the president of the United States to discuss his research in nuclear fusion. In this inspiring Tedx Talk, he speaks about his strides in nuclear research, and how kids can change the world.

P.S. If you’re interested in any of our 1:1 tutoring, mentoring and personal development programmes, book a discovery call with our Scholar Success Team to sign up for next term’s intake!

In the Know: Preparing your Child for School!

In the Know: Preparing your Child for School!

In The Know Parents What's new?

We hope you’ve had a good break this half-term! In this week’s newsletter, we’ve put together some resources to help your child prepare for their return to school! Learn how to build your child’s confidence, how to model the performance of top-performing students and join a family art circle for a fun activity to destress! Read on to find out more!

Create Art with your Family!
JoAnne Formanek, educator and artist, is hosting a free online art circle for families! The session is designed to allow your creativity to flow, and you don’t need any training or experience to join! The goal is to have fun! This event will be held on Wednesday 2 November, and you can sign up here.

Help your Teen build Confidence!
Life Builders will be hosting a free online event for parents to learn how to help their teen become confident and responsible. This session will provide you with actionable advice to support your teen, and give you the knowledge on the mindset, work ethic and organisational skills teens need on their journey to adulthood. This workshop takes place on Monday 31 October and you can sign up here.

Discover what Top Students do Differently!
Douglas Barton, the Founder & Global Chairman of Elevate Education, has spent the last 13 years researching the highest performing students. In this Tedx Talk, Douglas talks about his research and what drives student performance, and how your child can model this performance! Watch this insightful talk here.

In the Know: Learn how to Build Success!

In the Know: Learn how to Build Success!

In The Know Parents What's new?
We hope your week is going well. Have you been wanting to help build your child’s confidence and set them up for success? In this week’s newsletter, we’ll be learning how to have intention, how to use that intention to find an apprenticeship, and how to create success! Read on to find out more!

 

Discover how to have Intention in School!
18-year-old blog writer Basra Keynan speaks about the rising standards of education in this Tedx Talk. She shares unique ways to stay on top of these standards, and how to pursue your goals efficiently and with intention in school! You can watch this inspiring video here.

Learn about Apprenticeships!
All About STEM is holding a free online event in which they’ll be exploring what it means to do an apprenticeship as well as where to find apprenticeship opportunities. There will also be a Q&A, and digital resources will be sent after the event. This information-packed event will be on Wednesday 26 October, and you can register here.

Join the Success 101 Workshop!
The Success 101 workshop is a free online event to teach the fundamentals for success to teens while preparing them to create their own personal success plans. McNulty International will be hosting this event on Saturday 29 October, so be sure to register here to secure your place!

In the Know: Opportunities to Spark an Interest in STEM

In the Know: Opportunities to Spark an Interest in STEM

In The Know Parents What's new?
We hope that your week has been going well! Has your child shown interest in coding or STEM? Or has history and archeology been piquing their interest lately? In this week’s newsletter, we’ll be exploring the Pyramids, learning about opportunities for women in STEM, and taking a hands-on approach to coding. Read on to find out more!

Discover the Wonders of Egypt!
World Virtual Tours is hosting a free online tour for young people of all ages to visit the monuments that made the history of the Egyptian civilisation. During this tour, you’ll be exploring the Great Pyramids of Egypt and The Sphinx. This tour will be taking place on Saturday 22nd October, and you can sign up here. 

Learn about Opportunities for Women in STEM!
Success at School is holding a webinar in partnership with PwC for female students and parents of those in Years 10 to 13. In this webinar, you’ll gain insight into the opportunities available for women in STEM at PwC, hear from inspiring female guest speakers and have your questions answered. This free online webinar will be taking place on Wednesday 19 October, and you can register here.

Join a Coding Workshop!
Grand Circus is holding a workshop for young people of all ages to learn about coding. During this workshop, you will be coding alongside your instructor, allowing you to learn on the go! Join this workshop on Tuesday 18 October, no coding experience required! You can sign up for this free online workshop here.

In the Know:  Celebrating Black History Month!

In the Know: Celebrating Black History Month!

In The Know Parents What's new?

This month we’re celebrating Black History! In this week’s newsletter, we’ve included events that will allow you and your family to learn about Black History and remember the impact and contribution of Black Heritage! Read on to learn more about the events and resources we’ve lined up for you this week!

BAME Scholarship and Opportunities in the UK!
The resource includes over 20 scholarships, internships, and work experience opportunities for young people of Black heritage or BAME backgrounds. For only £30, the resources include opportunities for young people under 18 and young people aged 18 to 25. The download is on the website, and you can purchase yours by visiting this page

Join a Book Fair!
Children’s Author Sade Fadipe is hosting a free event where families can get together and learn more about Black History. In this event, you and your family will have the opportunity to meet authors, learn new songs, and get hooked on books that’ll equip you with adequate self-confidence and positive self-esteem. The event takes place on Friday 28th October, and you can register here.  

Take a tour and learn more about Black History!
The National Museum of African American History & Culture is hosting a free virtual tour of the museum. During the tour, you’ll learn about the museum, experience its innovative design, and see some of the fascinating exhibits. The tour takes place on Saturday 22nd October, and you can sign up here.

In the Know: Inspiring Autumn Activities

In the Know: Inspiring Autumn Activities

In The Know Parents What's new?

How are you? We hope the week has been going well? With Autumn here and the beautiful change of colours around us, we’ve included three fun activities that’ll help inspire your child. In this week’s newsletter, we’ll look at how they can sketch the beauty of Autumn, write a poem about how the season makes them feel, and look deeper into ocean life. Read on to find out more!

Learn more about Watercolours!
The Creative Dimension Trust is hosting a free online workshop for young people aged 14-19. This three-day course will cover an introduction to materials, an exploration of traditional techniques, and how to use watercolour to paint fine detail on hot-pressed paper. The workshop takes place on Saturday 5th November, and you can sign up here

Write a Poem about Autumn!
Speak the Word is hosting a free online workshop for young people in secondary school to learn more about writing poetry. In this workshop, your child will learn how to free write, journal, and be inspired to add artwork to their poetry. The workshop takes place on Saturday 01 October, and you can sign up here

Join the Young Marine Biologist Summit!
If your child is looking to become a Marine Biologist, why not get them to join the Young Marine Biologist Summit? This online summit is hosted by The Marine Biological Association and is an opportunity for young people aged 13-18 to meet professional marine scientists for inspiration and ideas. The free summit takes place on Saturday 26th November, and you can register here

In the Know: Your Guide to Apprenticeships!

In the Know: Your Guide to Apprenticeships!

In The Know Parents What's new?

We hope that your week has been going well! Has your child ever considered joining an apprenticeship programme? As a young person, working out what steps to take for their career can be a big choice as they think about what they enjoy doing and what they’re good at. In this week’s newsletter, we’re sharing opportunities that’ll help make the decision easier. Read on to find out more!

Applications for our online 1:1 Programmes Close on Monday!
Applications for our 1:1 Tutoring & Mentoring Programmes close on Monday! Our 1:1 Programmes are perfect for ambitious young people living in the UK aged 11-18 who are looking to improve their grades AND gain leadership skills in the process! Applications close on Monday 26th September, so make sure to book a call with the Scholar Success Team if you’d like to sign your child up for this term’s intake.

Share The GT Scholars Guide to Apprenticeships
We’ve put together The GT Scholars Guide to Apprenticeships to guide young people and parents to learn more about apprenticeships before embarking on their apprenticeship journey! In this guide, we cover topics such as the different apprenticeship levels, pros & cons, tips to find the right apprenticeship & FAQs. If your child is looking into apprenticeship programmes, then this guide will be perfect for them.

Learn more about Early Careers at Deloitte!
If your child has finished their A-Levels and is looking for an exciting challenge, why not get them to apply for the BrightStart Apprenticeship Scheme with Deloitte? More than a paid training programme, it is a permanent job with great opportunities to progress and grow into a career that’s right for them. To learn more, click here.