The Connexions Team continue to be the largest chosen specialist provider of information, advice and guidance to schools across Southend and Essex.
In line with legislation, the Connexions service has MATRIX Accreditation, and our Personal Advisers all qualified to the QCF Level 6 Diploma in Guidance and Development.
The team have been particularly successful in offering bespoke packages to individual schools that have focused on the specific needs within each institution.
The team have continued with the Platinum package as this has proved to be popular with schools that want contracts in excess of 50 days. Over 60% of schools currently purchase our gold package or more.
Continuous Professional Development
Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is committed to providing young people with an enjoyable, challenging and rewarding programme of personal development, which is of the highest quality and the widest reach
The Duke of Edinburgh scheme is available to all Secondary schools In Southend. There are 3 levels which, when successfully completed, lead to a Bronze, Silver or Gold Award. The main difference between them is the minimum length of time they take to complete, how challenging they are and the minimum age a student can start.
Schools can start students in Year 9 with a Bronze Level Award and can go on to do Silver and Gold in following years:
Bronze – for those aged 14+ years
Silver – for those aged 15+ years
Gold – for those aged 16+ years
Four sections – Volunteering, Skill, Physical and Expedition
Activities for each DofE section take a minimum of one hour a week over a set period of time, so they can be fitted in around academic study, hobbies and social lives. Development and regular progress must be shown and all activities must be completed by the participant’s 25th birthday.
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