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Work Experience 2016

Year 10 Work Experience Week 11th – 15th July 2016

A very important event for Year 10 students is the five day Work Placement which is arranged for them by the school in conjunction with Youth Connexion Services. 

Students have information about this during their PSHE lessons in January, and will hopefully also discuss this at home.  An Essential Guide for Work Experience, which provides additional guidance to work experience for both parents and Year 10 students, is sent to all parents as well as being discussed in tutor time with all student.  It is also available to download from the website below.  This should hopefully answer any questions you may have.  Evidence has shown that the many experiences gained by the young people during Work Experience Week contribute significantly to their personal development and maturity, and therefore it is a really important part of their education.

Finding placements for Work Placement Week can be a challenge.  The placements we are allocated are limited and although we try to ensure our students are given one of their preferences this is not always possible.  Therefore, we encourage students, wherever possible, to find their own placement.  If you are able to find placements privately for your child this can often be very advantageous for them.

If you are able to find a private placement, then the private placement form must be completed by the prospective employer, and returned to Mrs Potter at school in March. 

Private placements can only go ahead provided the relevant Health and Safety checks have been completed by Youth Connexions.

For further information and forms to download, please see below:

The Private Placement Work Experience Request Form (download)

Parents Medical and Consent Form (download)

Essential Guide for use (download)

Student Guide (download)

Link2 student ‘quick guide’ (download)

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