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tpm presents school pupil with laptop in recognition of importance of digital skills

tpm director, Brian Quinn, presented Jessica Deacon, a year 10 pupil at Ridgeway High School in Birkenhead, with a laptop after she won a competition held at the tpm stand at the recent Liverpool Skills Show.

Brian presented the laptop in recognition of the importance of digital skills, both in school-based and work-based education today.

Jessica is pictured here with Brian Quinn of tpm (centre right), school careers advisor Faye Rafferty (left), and James Beattie, head of year 10.

Digital resource

Jessica has just finished her first year of GCSE studies. After year 11, she plans to progress on doing a BTEC. We hope her laptop will provide her with a valuable digital resource to support her studies.

Ridgeway High School has a very active careers programme to support and guide pupils through their options post-GCSE. This includes an onsite annual careers fair, strong links with FE colleges and apprenticeship providers and one-to-one tailored careers advice for pupils.

School support services

tpm allocates significant staff time and resources to collaborating with schools across Liverpool City Region. We recognise the critical importance of these relationships in achieving the smooth transition for pupils into apprenticeships after GCSEs. Schools have the knowledge and experience of each pupil’s needs. This is invaluable in providing information to us about any additional one-to-one support a pupil transitioning into apprenticeships might need, therefore assisting in making the transition as seamless as possible.

tpm offers a range of support services to schools, including attending careers fairs, apprenticeship guidance for groups of pupils or one-to-one advice to support in-house careers programmes. Many schools work with us to support their students in line with their obligations as outlined in the Government’s Baker Clause. This is an aspect of the Technical and Further Education Act 2017, which specifies that schools must work with colleges and training providers to provide pupils with information about apprenticeships and technical qualifications.

If you are a school wishing to access our range of careers support services, please contact us to find out how we can help.