Year 10 – Work Related Learning

Dear Parent/Carer

We are pleased to announce that together with Spiral (http://www.spiralskills.co.uk/), Year 10 students are taking part in an exciting 3 days of insights into the World of Work and Career Readiness. Please be sure to see our website for a full presentation and report on last years success. (Click on the Careers and Enrichment tab).

Lambeth College will be letting us their facilities on 17th to 19th July 2019. All Year 10s will be off-site from school and in a professional setting:

Lambeth College, 45 Clapham Common South Side, London, SW4 9BL.

The Programme will give them lifelong skills and insights to help them in their pathway towards a successful and fulfilling future, including:

Day 1 – Career Sampling
  • Sample 4 different industries: Construction, Health and Social Care, Arts and Media and Sports and Science.
Day 2 – Selling yourself
  • Learn how to champion yourself, your skills and abilities to a network of exciting and supportive professional people with one to one interviews with top UK companies.
Day 3 – Start your own business
  • Create, develop and pitch your own social enterprise to a network of real investors.
Important Points to Note

These 3 days are intended to teach independence and confidence building to students therefore:

  • All student must make their own way to the College – they must have a valid Oyster Card *
  • All Students must be at Lambeth College by 8.30am registers will be taken and normal absent procedures will be followed including informing parents of absences
  • The day will finish at 3.20 pm and students will make their own way home
  • All students are expected to dress professionally in business attire they will not be in uniform but will instructed in what to wear. Jeans and trainers are NOT acceptable.
  • Packed lunch and snacks will be provided by Evelyn Grace at the college each day for ALL Students

*If there are any concerns for student’s safety or wellbeing we can consider taking a small number in the school minibus but at the discretion of the Director of Learning.

Work Experience: Students can still arrange their own Work Experience that they can do in the holidays or after Year 11 when they are 16 and able to have a better choice of activity. We expect that these 3 days will help students not only with future careers but also to gain the confidence to find work experience and/or part time work for themselves.

Attendance for the week is compulsory. Failure to attend will count as truancy.

Yours sincerely,

 

Mr S Ashraf & Ms F Hall

Assistant Principal & Careers Lead