About Work Experience
Mrs Sally Humphrey
Transition Manager/Work Experience Co-ordinator
Work Experience introduces young people to the world of work and is a valuable and essential part of their education and preparation for life after school.
All of St. Anthony’s students are given the opportunity in Year 10 to engage in a week’s work experience, whether this is with one employer or a supported experience at a range of local employers.
The time out of school is safe, enjoyable and as stress free as possible for the student and their families.
The work experience week will give the student the chance to have some independence from school. As school uniform is not worn we encourage students to think about appropriate clothing, behaviour, attitude and how to communicate with members of the public who will assume that the student is in paid employment.
Before any placement can commence Risk Assessments are completed by Chichester College and a copy is provided for parents.
The British Safety Council Workplace Hazard Awareness course is taught in school prior to any placement.
All students will have the opportunity to visit their chosen host before the planned work experience.
All employers are given an Employers guide to work experience and any relevant medical / behavioural information will be passed to the employer with parent/carer consent beforehand.
Students are given the opportunity to choose 3 areas of the world of work that they would like to gain some experience.
Whilst on their placement Mrs. Humphrey and other St. Anthony's staff will visit and monitor the placement, ensuring all Health & Safety requirements are adhered to by the employer and followed by the student.