STOWMARKET HIGH SCHOOL WORK EXPERIENCE May 2013 WHEN MONDAY 13th May to 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 THE PROCESS OCTOBER/NOVEMBER Parents’ Information evening Assembly for students Vacancies on school website. PSHE lessons introduce Veryan site and Work Experience (WEX) process to students. 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. WE INFORMATION WE INFORMATION WEX INFORMATION PLACEMENTS 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 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 CHOICES FORM: KEY POINTS 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 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 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 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 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 Student must take Triplicate Form for employer to sign and bring all of it back Parent signs Triplicate Form APRIL Triplicate Form signed by employer, parent and student to Form Tutor by Monday 22nd APRIL No Form No Work Experience! AT LAST Monday 13th May– Friday 24th May STUDENT GOES TO WORK 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 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. THANKYOU KEEP SIGNING THE FORMS!