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S4 Work Experience Week

Dear Parent/Carer,

Under normal circumstances our S4 pupils would have been offered the opportunity to source a Work Experience placement during a set week in September 2020. This is an excellent chance for pupils to develop their Employability Skills and to gain insight into the workplace. Due to the current climate with the many challenges which businesses faced, alongside many workforces now working remotely, this opportunity for pupils was suspended.

We have now set up our Work Experience week for Monday 30th November 2020 – Friday 4th December 2020. Pupils can complete a 5 day placement or a placement which lasts 1 – 4 days based on what the employer can offer that week as I appreciate the challenges which businesses are currently addressing.

If your son/daughter would like to go on a Work Experience placement then a ‘Self Found Work Experience’ placement form must be completed by the prospective employer. These are available in paper copy from your child’s Guidance Teacher during PSE. Completed paperwork would then need to be returned to the pupils Guidance Teacher or to LEdington@pkc.gov.uk by Friday 2nd October 2020. This is to allow the support team the appropriate period of time to undertake Health and Safety visits which ensure the safety of pupils in the workplace prior to their placement.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Best regards,

Liz Edington

DYW, (Developing the Young Workforce), Coordinator