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13/07/20

Are you or someone you know experiencing abuse? For help, please see our new safeguarding and reporting system, Glyn SHARP: https://t.co/wszZOdIMvP

13/07/20

Your School - Your Vote! Please vote for your new Head Boy and Head Girl. Candidate videos and the voting form have been emailed out to your school accounts this morning!

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13/07/20

Captain Revision and Memory Boy... What would you name yours? https://t.co/BWchnNL7vN

11/07/20

Retweeted From Amjad Ali

Essentially a massive thank you HeadTeachers. A massive group hug to you all. These last few months have been incredibly difficult. And you have been shelters, protectors and guides. Thanks to Trusts, CEOs who like mine have been amazing to all their colleagues.

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10/07/20

I will be fishing with my kids, what will you be doing? https://t.co/HG2CBdIl6L

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09/07/20

I wish I had known this when I was younger. https://t.co/HR7UL9iKqF

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08/07/20

Another artistic challenge. https://t.co/Eo8wQ1DuKc

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07/07/20

Time to get artistic. https://t.co/8seP2DR8HZ

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06/07/20

Let’s get to it. Acrostic definition: a poem, word puzzle, or other composition in which certain letters in each line form a word or words. https://t.co/eZ3apBkJ5t

03/07/20

Amazing to see the year 7’s in this morning. We have definitely missed them around school 🙌👌

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03/07/20

What key items will you put in your capsule? https://t.co/PmPZkNdQcF

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01/07/20

Your parents will probably know a couple of classics to watch. https://t.co/RMBddejm5L

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30/06/20

Come dine with me, but with people you actually want there. Who would you choose? https://t.co/JUQrSFN5PN

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29/06/20

Something for the coastal towns might be appropriate currently. https://t.co/KKJeiftUF0

26/06/20

Year 10 - reminder that week commencing Mon 29 June you have online face to face tutorials, online provision is suspended that week, so use Knowledge Organisers. Unsure what to do? Email Mr Lightfoot r.lightfoot.org

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26/06/20

What are the must have items which you think go nicely with chocolate? https://t.co/sIaa3G3LfK

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25/06/20

What rules would make social media a nicer, safer platform? https://t.co/dFptZoSDh4

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24/06/20

I know that I need this type of cafe at the moment. What healthy foods will you have? https://t.co/BE0KRBQnB0

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23/06/20

What don’t you know about your friend? https://t.co/oJZipPTfNn

22/06/20

. Time to cook. Research and prepare a healthy meal for you and someone in your family.

Work Experience

Work Experience for Year 12 Students: Monday 13 July to Friday 17 July 2020

The main objectives of work experience for Year 12 are:

  • To allow students to experience and understand how commerce and industry operate.
  • To experience the difference in the working and school environment. 
  • To help students to see the relevance of school subjects to the world of work.
  • To help students gain greater self-confidence and maturity.
  • To enable students to find placements that are related to the career/university course they are considering and also to their  subjects and, hopefully, increasing their motivation.
  • To allow them to prepare for their personal statement for their UCAS form for university applications/CV for the workplace.
  • To practice new skills. Soft skills, communication, team working etc.

Relevant work experience is increasingly viewed as an essential part of any good application for Higher Education and the world of work. For candidates equally good on paper applying for courses/jobs, it could well be the work experience placement that tips the balance in favour of one candidate over the other. This is the case more than ever nowadays given the greater competition for places in higher education and for the job market.

Students are encouraged to find their own placements, with support from their families, Form Tutors and the Sixth Form team. Key details of the process to finding placements is included in the letter.

All students should familiarise and follow the Work Experience Guidance which can be found in the link below; this includes:

  • Work Experience Policy and Work Related Learning policy Statement
  • Work Experience - the procedure students must follow in order to secure a placement

Work Experience Guidance and Procedures

All students will need to complete a work experience placement form, which can be obtained by clicking on the link below or in the Work Experience Guidance documentation link above.

Year 12 Work Experience Placement Form 2020

How to find a work experience placement

  • Ask friends or family for support.
  • Ask teachers or Sixth Form team for contacts.
  • Apply to a work experience scheme online.
  • Send a speculative letter or email direct to a firm.
  • Join Linkedin and ask companies directly.
  • Get your CV and cover letter Work Experience ready (see below for further information).

If you need further support to finding a work experience see the links below

CV support and guidance