Year 10 Work Experience 2020
Work Experience for Year 10 pupils will take place during Challenge Week in the Summer Term 29 June – 3 July 2020.
Work Experience is a crucial factor in preparing young people for their future, both in terms of acquisition and practice of measurable workplace knowledge, and development of harder to measure, ‘soft’ skills. Pupils learn about expectations of the workplace; advice about punctuality and professional manners are much more effective when coming from a supervisor than a teacher at school. Pupils will have the chance to work more independently than they will be used to at school, with less direct supervision, but also learn to collaborate in a diverse team with a range of ages and experience.
Placements can also equip pupils with knowledge to draw on when deciding their direction after GCSEs; work experience can help a pupil settle on a career they thought they wanted, or decide what they thought they would enjoy isn’t actually for them.
We want all of our pupils to take part in meaningful, useful, work experience, which will help to prepare them for the world of work. We also want to make sure that pupils are safe and supported in their placements, while getting a taste of working independently.
Pupils have two options when deciding on a work experience placement: they can choose to investigate and secure a placement themselves (with parental/carer help), or they can ask to be allocated a placement by school.
Pupil Information Assembly.
Pupils to start looking for & arranging self-arranged placements, if relevant.
Pupils will be asked to state if they would like to be placed by school, or will arrange their own placement. Pupils asking to be placed by school will indicate their preferences for their placement.
Pupil choices ‘locked in’ – pupils will no longer be able to change between self-arranged placements and UoBS placements.
Pupils allocated to placements (if arranged by UoBS). Year 10 will have assembly and PLAD sessions on what to expect on work experience.
Pupils to complete ‘pen portraits’ for their placements; short profiles to familiarise their placement leads with their interests and strengths.
Monday 29 June 2020
Pupils will attend school in business dress and will spend the day preparing for their placement. Pupils arranging their own placement may attend placement or school on Monday 29 June 2020.