Sutton Virtual School understands that the needs of the young people that we support are unique and that sometimes the transition into further education, employment and training can be a confusing and daunting change, which can sometimes lead to them becoming NEET (not in Education, Employment or Training).
Sutton Virtual school seeks to recognise at an early stage those at risk of becoming NEET to ensure preventative measures can be put in place and provide support strategies for those who are already NEET. We work collaboratively with a number of organisations who provide a range of services, such as training providers, colleges and charities to ensure that our young people have the opportunity to develop their skills, knowledge and work experience, so that they feel motivated about their futures and journeys into adulthood.
Sutton Virtual School Case Managers will create a plan of support with young people and their carers to ensure that they are involved in the process of finding training, employment or education relevant to their interests.
This academic year Sutton Virtual School will collaborate with Project 4 Youth Empowerment to produce online zoom sessions to support our NEET young people, covering a range of topics including – increasing motivation, developing talents and raising aspirations. We will also be speaking to NEET and previously NEET young people as well as professionals that support NEET young people on Cognus’ podcast – Education Untapped.
Our latest events and information about opportunities for NEET young people will also be included on our website and within ‘Virtual Voice’ our termly newsletter.