Mrs Alison Jewell
Head of Humanities and Work Experience Co-ordinator
Work experience for Year 10 pupils takes place in the Summer Term and placements are arranged earlier in the year to afford our students the best opportunities to experience the world of work. Placements may offer an insight into a future career and define the pathway through further education and training. Equally the experience may alter a pupil's view of a particular occupation and open different perspectives on the future.
Past pupils have undertaken a wide range of activities including training with the Royal Marines, assisting in a bridal shop and working in a dental practice. The work experience co-ordinator visits all of the pupils on their placements within the county and works with parents and employers to achieve a positive experience for the employer and the temporary employee.
Year 10 pupils return to school with an increased sense of responsibility, greater confidence and a clearer view of what the future offers. We receive a lot of positive comments from employers and feel that the experience fosters our links with the community in the best possible way.