The World of Work - External Work Experience Success for Year 11

29th January 2016

As part of the Key Stage 4 Careers programme, the Year 11 students have just completed two weeks on their external work experience placements.

There are a number of reasons why our students complete an external work placement:

  • It gives our students a valuable insight into the skills needed for a particular job
  • It is an opportunity to test out a job that they are interested in to see if it is a path they may want to follow in the future
  • It can broaden our students knowledge of jobs that they may have never considered
  • It will increase awareness of skills and strengths 
  • It helps our students to understand how the subjects they study in school are linked to certain jobs
  • It gives an insight into what the world of work is really like

    This year our students went on the following placements:

    • St Scholastica’s Primary School
    • DC Advisory / Williams Lea
    • AccessSport
    • Millfield’s Children’s Centre
    • Spitalfields City Farm
    • T A Motors
    • Linklaters
    • I AM Security
    • The Salvation Army
    • WAC Arts College
    • Jewish Museum London
    • Play on Sports
    • Morningside Primary School and Children’s Centre
    • TAG / Williams Lea
    • Millfields Community Prmary School
    • Centre 404
    • Stormont House School - working as TA’s / PE Assistants / Premises Assistants

    We have received feedback from the supervisors of the placements - they have commended our students enthusiasm for their roles / conscientious attitude / ability to learn quickly and adapt to the requirements of the job / ability to stay focussed / independence / motivation and timekeeping.


    Ms Thackaberry would like to congratulate all of the students for completing their external work experience successfully. Well Done Year 11.