Uxbridge High school strongly believes that work experience plays a crucial part in helping young people make decisions about their future careers, and helps to develop skills that are vital in the modern labour market. Work experience is an integral part of the school’s wider programme of careers education and work related learning (learning about work, learning through work, learning for work).
The work experience process
During the Placement
Students are expected to complete either a booklet (Year 9 & 10) or project (Year 12) whilst on their placement, which they will be informed about prior to their placement. During the course of their placement they will receive a telephone call. The purpose of this is to check that everything is going well from the point of view of the student and the employer.
If a student is unable to attend a placement for some reason, e.g. illness, they are expected to notify both the employer and the school first thing in the morning.
In the week following placements, students will work in their tutor groups to complete the evaluation sections of their booklet and will collectively plan and produce a poster (Year 9), draw up a plan for what they need to do/learn/research to get into their chosen career (Year 10) or give a presentation to the remainder of their form groups (Year 12). They are also expected to write letters of thanks to their employers. All students who attend a placement will receive a certificate of completion.