Vocational Learning

Year 11 have just returned from a very successful work experience. After many months of planning all the students have placements and have been prepared for their work experience placement. 

We have a wide range of placements this year, some new employers and some that we have used for many years. The employers and job types are wide ranging, for example we have students tasting retail employment in B and M, child care in school and private nurseries and engineering at Stagecoach to name just a few.

Students complete a work experience diary during their work experience and are visited by BVHS staff. 

Transport to and from placements is provided on the whole by the local authority but we are very proud to report that a number of students have travelled independently to their placements. Some students received support in the form of travel training from school and Fusion.

All students have the opportunity to achieve an Open Awards qualification called : Preparation for work experience, if they complete the necessary coursework and complete their work experience diaries.

Reports so far from parents, carers and employers have been extremely positive. Some students have been asked to return on an extended placement and could be offered further opportunities in the future. Well done year 11 - this might be our most successful work experience yet.

Preparation is the key!

Last year, students in year 11 spoke to year 10 about work experience. Year 10 asked some excellent questions and I hope they know feel more confident. This year a year 11 student on work experience had the idea of organising a work experience event for parents and students in lower school so that year 11 and maybe some 6th formers can share their experiences. Watch this space for further information.