The UK's leading mentoring charity - our opinion as well as theirs. Providing mentors to provide the support and connections that young people need to make good career and university course decisions.
"Faced with important choices about their education and careers, young people are always full of questions. But parents and teachers don’t always have the right experience of different careers themselves. Far better to speak to those who have the answers because they’ve been there – undergraduates who can prepare young people for university, engineers who can help them explore different routes into industry or doctors who can tell them what working in a hospital is really like. The question is how to get in touch with them in the first place?
That’s where Brightside steps in. We recruit mentors from many different professions, employers and universities who act as inspiring role models and help young people unlock their own talents. Our unique online mentoring system allows us to connect young people with mentors with whom they communicate in a safe, secure and moderated environment.
All Brightside mentors are fully trained and DBS-checked, and our structured mentoring programmes provide young people with both a trusted source of information and the encouragement they need to achieve their ambitions. We currently support over 15,000 young people a year through mentoring, with nearly two million a year more visiting our free online resources about education and careers at http://www.brightknowledge.org/"
Perhaps you suspect your child has some learning difficulty and you would like advice on what you should do. Or perhaps it is becoming clear that your child's current school is not working for him or her, and you need help to find a mainstream school which has better SEN provision, or to find a special school which will best cater for your child's area of need. Our SEN consultancy team advises on both special schools, and the mainstream schools with good SEN support, from reception through to the specialist colleges for 19+.
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As a result of the coronavirus outbreak, The Good Schools Guide International offers the following guidance:
Determine the global situation and that of individual countries on government mandated school closures by accessing the UNESCO information on this link: https://en.unesco.org/themes/education-emergencies/coronavirus-school-closures.
For updates on the medical situation, go to the World Health Organisation website at https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/situation-reports.
If you wish to contact one of our GSGI listed schools to discover their current status or any plans for alternate learning strategies, please go to our database to find email and phone numbers for each school https://www.goodschoolsguide.co.uk/international-search.
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