What is it?
Work Experience at Sixth Form offers students the opportunity to develop their understanding of the world of work. We try to offer students a range of experiences to empower them to make choices in the future. We teach our students that work can be varied; from voluntary, through to paid work. We offer a range of sessions over a 3 year rolling programme within Sixth Form, all supporting students with their independence and future plans.
Why we do it?
Work Experience in our Sixth Form provision covers a range of learning opportunities and experiences. These include participation in;
– Horticulture on the school allotment.
– The John Muir Award at Fellfoot Park.
– The Duke Of Edinburgh Award in the community.
– Work experience at trusted and familiar work place settings in the community or in school work opportunities (e.g Office work, site mantainance, working with younger students)
– Work related learning through participation in Business Enterprise Projects (making for profit).
What impact has it?
- Students develop their confidence when applying their knowledge of the world of work.
- They gain life skills, including communication with the public and unfamiliar people.
- Students also gain an insight into possible future employment opportunities.
- Students gain understanding of earning potential money – This is mainly taught through the enterprise projects.
- Students develop their understanding of the routine and professionalism involved in having work and preparing one self for work.
- Students develop an understanding of working as a team, taking and giving instructions through effective communication.
- Students develop an understanding of the challenges and achievements possible when working together forming a commeradory
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We thank all of our Community businesses and establishments who have supported our students to develop their experiences of the world of work over the past few years.
- Velo Bikes
- Oasis Florist
- Poppies Cafe
- Gillams Cafe
- Hi Tide Cafe
- Fellfoot Park
- St Mary’s Hospice
- Swarthdale Nursing Home
- Hart Street
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