Our work-related learning curriculum includes two periods of work experience for our Key Stage 4 pupils. Pupils in Year 10 spend one week in the summer term on placement observing and assisting in a work place of their choice. Pupils in Year 11 spend a further week with a different employer experiencing the world of work. Placements are all fully vetted and can be arranged in a pupil’s home area to make travel easier and to provide a realistic working day.
Additionally, the school organises ‘Get Work Ready’ days provided by ELSA. All years work directly with local companies including Waitrose, John Lewis, Computacenter, Fortem and Willmott Dixon to explore what is skills and attributes are necessary for work. Interview practice is also provided and older students are given challenges that simulate the recruitment process. Work experience placements have been awarded to a number of our older students as a direct result of their participation in these activities.
We also run the Morrison City Challenge involving all school years. This is designed to strengthen and develop the students’ business acumen through the stimulating challenge of creating the perfect city within a strict budget.
If you would like to support your child further and find out about the current Labour Market within Hertfordshire, please follow this link:
Please feel free to use the Careerometer 2 Widget to find further information on specific careers.
Our Careers Policy Statement and Programme is outlined here:
With special thanks to www.how2become.com for their generous donation of Careers-related resources for our library.
Further information regarding the careers’ programme can be requested from the Deputy Head, Mr Bidwell.