Work Experience

Work Experience

Giving students a positive and useful experience, with a strong focus on gaining an awareness of the world of work.

Important update: We are delighted to announce that we are offering all Year 10 students the opportunity to spend 5 days work experience with an employer during the week of 2oth June 2022!

Whilst we continue to monitor the national situation, and will review this offer in the event that Ms Love considers it is no longer safe to allow students this opportunity, we hope to see all of our Year 10 students attend a work experience placement this academic year.

Work experience provides students with invaluable awareness of the world of work and to develop the skills that their future employers are looking for.

Whilst we will be supportive of students who do not feel comfortable attending a placement in the current climate, we want to encourage as many students as possible to take up this important opportunity to prepare for their future. Those students who do not take part in work experience will still need to attend school, where a suitable learning experience, or a placement working with a Department around school, will take place.

Therefore work experience will be available to all students who organise their own placement. This will ensure that students take full ownership of the process from job searching to applying, to placement. In past years, 96% of our students have attended a Work Experience placement.

The school will offer administrative support to ensure that all health and safety requirements are met. Students will not be able to complete work experience without these.

Work Experience may only take place during the week commencing 20th June 2022 to Friday 24th June 2022. Students wishing to undertake further work experience should arrange to complete this during school holidays, so as to minimise disruption to learning in Year 10, or with prior agreement from Ms Love (Principal).

Students are given a unique password and detailed instructions on how to use the Safety Measures website to find and arrange their placement. These passwords will be handed out in the next few weeks.

The school will offer administrative support to students who need help sourcing a placement and completing any necessary paperwork required for their placement. (Some placements may require students to send in a CV and/or covering letter (check out useful documents for templates to support you with this)).

After you have watched the below video, if you experience any difficulties accessing the database, please contact Mr Pringle, our Work Experiece manager,  and he will talk you through how to manage your child’s placement through the Safety Measures website

Drop-in support sessions will also be commencing after February half-term during Tuesday and Thursday lunchtimes in E5 – please encourage your child to attend these sessions if they are struggling to source a placement.