YEAR 10 WORK EXPERIENCE
Work Experience 2017
After a five year gap the school has re-introduced a week block work experience programme for all Year 10 students. On Monday 13th March 138 of our students began a week long placement in an exceptionally diverse range of job sectors including law, veterinary medicine, accountancy, engineering, journalism, retail, hospitality, manufacturing, graphic design, animal care, primary schools, pre-schools, field centres, hair and beauty,
construction, plumbing, electrical installation, web design, mechanics, leisure centres, golf clubs, holiday parks and film production.
Although the majority of the students were in local placements a number were able to secure
opportunities in other parts of the country. In total, 103 businesses and other organisations took one or more of our students.
The feedback from students and employers has been excellent and it is clear that they were great ambassadors for the school. They have clearly gained lots of confidence and new skills to help them prepare for their future careers.
Work Experience Awards 2017
Just over 60 students received awards at a special assembly on Monday 8th May in recognition of their achievements while on work experience in March. Awards for excellence were given to 43 students who were graded excellent by their employer in all 8 employability skills categories on the report form. A further 15 students received achievement awards for being graded excellent in all but 2 categories. Headteacher's Awards were given to 5 students for their outstanding reports and at the end of the assembly, Daniel Laver was named as the top work experience student for 2017 and presented with a special Governor's Award. Congratulations to all the students who received awards.