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.