Year 10 Work Experience
All Year 10 students are given the opportunity to participate in a week of Work Experience towards the end of the summer term.
This is an important element of the programme of Careers Programme from which our students benefit throughout their time at Park Academy. Work experience is an opportunity for young people to gain an insight into the world of work, and to help them prepare for the responsibilities and opportunities of adult life.
Past experience has shown that it is best for students to find the placement themselves. We will of course support them throughout the process. Many very successful placements arise out of personal contacts that students have through their friends or relations. Students have to be able to get themselves to the placement, so it is generally best if it is a local placement, but some students do go further afield where families can make the necessary arrangements. In school Academic Mentors will be encouraging their Year 10 students in finding a placement and if more help is needed then appointments can be made with our Careers Lead, Ms Harris.
- Thursday 24th February – Parent Presentation
- Friday 29th April – Deadline for return of Work experience forms
- 2-3 weeks before placement parents/student to confirm with employer
- 4th – 7th July – Work Experience
- Wednesday 13th July – Debrief Assembly.