At Broadway Academy we believe in excellence for all by raising the aspirations of our students. Work experience placements are an excellent opportunity for this and we seek to place our students with firms that will support them in developing their skills. Broadway Academy has a full programme of support for pupils to prepare them to find their own placements which includes identifying their areas of interest, researching business organisations, preparing CVs, writing letters, interview practice and feedback.
Work Experience is a compulsory part of the Year 12 Curriculum offer for Key Stage 4 it is voluntary but students are encourage to use their holidays. Dates for this year:
Week commencing Monday 6th July to Friday 17th July.
Parent and Student Work Experience Booklet
In order for our students to gain the skills required for entering the world of work, we encourage them to correspond directly with businesses. This is a crucial part of their skills development.
Who can help you?
Mrs Weddle Careers Advisor will oversee work experience and makes sure placements are Health and safety checked and arranges for staff to check everything is okay when you are on your work experience.
The SSM and SSA will be working with tutors to ensure that students find and arrange placements, gives out letters and permission slips etc. They will also provide your work experience log book and check it at the end of your placement.
If you do well and attend, on time everyday you get a work experience certificate. There is also a prize for work experience pupil of the year which is awarded with consultation between your employer and work experience visiting tutor.
Form Tutors will support you and the Student Support Team in ensuring you have all the support that you need in order to secure a placement that is suitable for you. The first stage will be identifying your areas of interest. Please consider your goals and aspirations and try and choose a placement that you may consider as a future career. This is some cases may be difficult because of you age or the vocation and may mean that you have to do observations.
Mrs Weddle your work experience advisor can give you guidance about your choice of career and or work experience. She is in school on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and is based in the CEIAG room on the red corridor.
Other Support available: Student support Assistants, guidance teachers, subject teachers, parents and older students can all help by giving you advice about work experience and possible placements. The success at schools website information on registering has already been provided to your child. Do register on www.successatschool.org. Complete our survey once registers so that we may improve the service we offer www.surveymonkey.com/s/CEIAGBroadway
The academy confidential application form can be downloaded here.