Boost your Employability course for parents

Well Being and Employability Courses for parents: Assertiveness/Boost your Confidence/Succeed and Get That Job

Following the success of last year’s Boost your Employability course for parents, we are running three further courses this year at Verulam School in conjunction with Hertfordshire Family Learning. The courses are to support people who would like to improve their confidence and assertiveness skills. This is particularly valuable for people thinking about going back into employment or volunteering, changing career or seeking career development opportunities.

Each course runs weekly for two hours over five weeks and classes will be held at Verulam School on Thursday mornings from 10 am to 12 noon as follows:

  • Assertiveness 10 am to 12 noon Thursdays 9 Nov – 7 Dec £5 Registration Fee
  • Boost your Confidence 10 am to 12 noon Thursdays 11 Jan to 8 Feb £5 Registration Fee
  • Succeed and Get that Job 10 am to 12 noon Thursdays 19 April to 17 May £5 Registration Fee

“A very informative and useful course. Found your feedbacks and suggestions really helpful, and really enjoyed the company of the other students (and yourself of course!).’

“It feels good to learn something new in a welcoming and friendly environment……..helpful and practical information about how to get through an interview. Course well-structured with loads of answers and solutions to everything related to a job interview.”

Introduction to Water Colours for adults 18 and over. Ideal for beginners. Learn how to stretch paper, lay down basic washes, colour theory, painting neutrals, tonal painting and wet in wet technique. Create a simple still life, painting with washes and using wax and salt. Tues 7.00pm – 9.00pm 31 October to 5 December at Sandringham School. Fee £60

If you would like to enrol for any or all of these courses please email [email protected] or call 01727 754113

Text Messaging Service

Following our successful pilot in Years 10 to 11 last week, we will be extending our text messaging service to all parents from Years 7 to 11 from next week.  Texts will be sent for being late to registration and for absence from school.  The 'late' text will be to inform you of the fact that your son was late to school so that you can discuss the importance of punctuality with him. The 'absence' text will be sent to parents who have not communicated with school regarding their son's absence asking them to contact the school to give a reason for the absence.  The aim of the texts is to communicate these two key elements to you effectively and efficiently to ensure the safety of all of our pupils.