We are aiming for all students in Year 10 to have a two week work experience starting on Monday 13th July 2020. This requires a lot of planning and preparation, which has to begin many months in advance.
Below is a brief outline of the process along with useful information including contacts and key dates.
At certain points throughout there will be a requirement for parental consent and signed agreements, however the main responsibility for organisation and action should lie with the students, including selecting a placement and making arrangements for travel or interviews etc. Please be aware that delays could result in students losing their placement.
Information and launch
Initial information evening (Wednesday, 9 October 2019 from 6:30pm to 7:30pm).This event will be held in the new canteen area and is open to parents/carers and Yr10 students to attend.
Year 10 student assembly (Thursday, 10th October 2019 Period 1). To include an overview for those students who were unable to attend the information evening.
Self-placement and assistance
The most successful placements occur where the student takes ownership of the process of trying to secure work experience (self-placement). In the tabs following this section you will find useful advice for students, parents and employers to help in your search.
This can appear to be a daunting task for some, and the school will endeavour to help as much as possible throughout the process with sessions in Period 1 devoted to work experience and by holding regular after school sessions where staff will be available to offer ideas and assistance in securing a placement.
October 2019 – students to complete a Work Experience information sheet.
October 2019 – June 2020 – Self placement forms to be returned to school. Work experience placement assessments to be carried out by school to confirm suitability. Issue and return of Agreements between students/parents and school.
Friday 22nd May 2020 – Medical and Consent Forms to be returned to school
Friday 5th June 2020 – last date for the return of self-placement forms in order to complete all necessary checks. Any placements received after this date will be signed off on a best efforts basis.
Monday 13th July 2020 – start of 2 week placements
Mrs Wood (Work Related Learning Administration): 01702 292286 Ext 192
Mrs Walls (Careers Lead): 01702 292286 Ext
Mr Peel (Assistant Headteacher): 01702 292286 Ext 172