Choices Form - Stowmarket High School

Report
STOWMARKET HIGH SCHOOL
WORK EXPERIENCE
May 2013
WHEN
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MONDAY 13th May to
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FRIDAY 24th May
AIMS
To give every student in Year 10 the chance to
find out what being at work is like
 To add relevance to their curriculum
 Not a career choice
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THE PROCESS
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OCTOBER/NOVEMBER
Parents’ Information evening
 Assembly for students
 Vacancies on school website.
 PSHE lessons introduce Veryan site and Work
Experience (WEX) process to students.
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PLACEMENTS
The School website will contain a section for
Year 10 Work Experience
 You can view or download letters, forms and
PowerPoint presentations
 A list of possible placements will be available to
view in an Excel format.
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WE INFORMATION
WE INFORMATION
WEX INFORMATION
PLACEMENTS
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As soon as available students will also be able to
access the Veryan site with Health and Safety
information included.
The Education Business Partnership (EBP), located in
Ipswich, runs our Work Experience service.
The school will still be responsible for deciding
whether a placement is suitable and we will ensure
that all placements have had the necessary checks.
OWN CHOICE
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Own choice forms are only for placements that are not
already on the 2013 List of placements.
Please check the list before completing a green Own
Choice Form.
Green Own Choice form to employer to complete.
Own Choices form returned to Mr Clayton by 5th
November.
If not already on the school’s list, you will need to
apply to the school for a Health & Safety inspection.
THE CHOICES FORM
Student Choices Form to pupils by week of
Mon. 12th Nov.
 Form completed by pupil and signed by
parents
 To Form Tutor by Wednesday 5th December
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CHOICES FORM: KEY POINTS
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Choose 3 placements and write the correct information in the
boxes.
Avoid placements which already have several other applicants.
Only apply for a school or nursery place if you have a genuine
interest in childcare.
Do not apply for a place in a school you have attended as a
pupil.
Make sure you can travel to the placements you choose.
Please ask your parents to complete the bottom of the form.
FAR AWAY PLACEMENTS
Pupils may find placements in other parts of
the country
 Health and Safety checks are still necessary
 Minimum 12 weeks notice needed for a
London placement
 If a new inspection is needed there is a fee of
£100 plus expenses
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HEALTH AND SAFETY
All placements are assessed for suitability and
graded into Low, Medium and High risk
 Comprehensive checks are carried out on
employers’ Health and Safety systems
 Assurance is sought that students are not
exposed to prohibited activities, materials and
equipment
 You will soon be able check the details on the
Veryan site
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HEALTH AND SAFETY
Employers will notify the parents (via the
school) of any significant risk. Parents must
acknowledge receipt of this information
 Placement providers must have at least £2
million of Public liability and £2 million
Employer liability before they can take students
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JANUARY-FEBRUARY
January first round of allocations
 “You can’t always get what you want !”
 Week beginning 4th Feb. details of allocations
to students
 Second round of choices for those not placed
 Meet with students who have not got a
placement
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FEBRUARY
Student Health Details form with space
for any medical details relevant to being
at work
 Deadline for return of signed Consent
Form to Form tutor – week beginning 4th
March
 Pupils write application letter and CV in
PSHE classes
 Follow up with telephone call to arrange
interview during Easter holidays
EASTER HOLIDAY
Interview during the holiday
 29th MARCH – 12th APRIL
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Student must take Triplicate Form for employer
to sign and bring all of it back
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Parent signs Triplicate Form
APRIL
Triplicate Form signed by employer, parent and
student to Form Tutor by
 Monday 22nd APRIL
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No
Form No Work Experience!
AT LAST
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Monday 13th May– Friday 24th May
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STUDENT GOES TO WORK
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Parents support exhausted children
DURING
A member of staff will phone and most
students will be visited at their placement
 Please notify employers if your child is going to
be absent
 Contact us at school if there are any problems
or worries
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FINALLY
Monday 3rd June
 Return to school
 PSHE lessons used for Evaluation
 Employer Report forms collected
 Work Experience reports feed into pupil’s File.
 Employer Report to pupils and copy stored in
school.
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THANKYOU
KEEP SIGNING THE FORMS!

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