At Tabernacle School we are committed to providing excellent impartial Careers Education and Guidance to our students.
Our programme aims to raise self-awareness, knowledge and confidence through a range of different activities and opportunities which will enable our students to make informed decisions for their future choices in the work place, higher education or training.
We aim to raise the aspirations of our students so that they can have the highest possible expectations of themselves and their future careers.
Work experience gives young people the opportunity for involvement in a workplace, helping them to understand how the world of work operates. It also gives businesses the opportunity to raise their profile in the local area and to be involved in developing the workforce of the future. As a Christian school, we also hope that the placement will help to clarify the calling of God on the lives of the students taking part.
The placement promotes personal development in a student's character, as well as focusing on:
Enabling the students to practice a range of core vocational skills in a working environment.
Allowing students to perceive the levels of competence and expectation, required of a work position.
Assisting students in developing a realistic view of their potential and career prospects.
Providing an opportunity to taste the world of work, and use the experience to discuss further careers guidance.
Although Work Experience is not arranged through the school, we encourage our students in KS4 to find work placements. The aim is to help give them a better understanding of, and be better prepared for, life in the adult workplace. Students can request to meet with Miss Agyei who will discuss what type of work experience would be beneficial according to each student’s aspirations and choices. Students are encouraged to research what type of work experience would suit them and further guidance will be offered on how to contact employers for work placements. We ask that parents/carers monitor their child's choice, and prepare them in the event that their placement is not as expected, encouraging them to follow through with the experience until the end.
Placements normally run for 1-2 weeks for the duration of an average working day. At this stage visits to proposed work experience venues will be arranged, in order to ensure that placements adhere to health and safety regulations. The visits will also aim to gain a better understanding of tasks students will undertake whilst within the placement.