Vocational subjects; Construction and Mechanics have been removed from the year 9 options for 2019-2020 school year. We would like the school administrators to reinstate them in due time for this years year 8 students to have the option to take them as tasters at the start of the Autumn term.
Why is this important?
Children who find academic work challenging now have fewer option choices for vocational subjects which is discriminatory. For children looking to take vocational subjects in year 9, their options are now dance or home cooking. Any children hoping to pursue a career in any technical subject after secondary school, these option are of very little help. Forcing children in to subjects they show little vocation for will be an unwarranted distraction to schooling if the other children on these courses.