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13/02/20

Absolutely stunning performances in this evening's showcase! Well done to all the student's who sang, acted and performed! https://t.co/QM96ikaUEB

13/02/20

Reminder: Our Year 7 girls football team have a fixture at Lanfranc this evening

11/02/20

Today's Year 8 netball fixture is now an away game. We expect to return to the academy by 16:15

11/02/20

Q&A with business professionals at EY https://t.co/ksGSGfQglg

11/02/20

We hope to see you at our Showcase performance on 13th February. Tickets are £2, available on the door. All proceeds go to https://t.co/VKksspwX9R

11/02/20

Year 10 students enjoying an Employability Workshop at EY in Canary Wharf. https://t.co/M7y57q6pys

10/02/20

Sign-up for next year's ski trip to Italy is now open! https://t.co/KVldmVB3bJ You can see some highlights from this year's trip on the YouTube link below: https://t.co/6DF11K6IKh

06/02/20

Unfortunately due to today's travel disruption, the Year 7 trip to the Tower of London has been postponed until later in the year. We apologies for the disappointment!

05/02/20

We had two victories on Monday with the Year 9 & Year 10 netball teams! Well done girls!

04/02/20

We are continuing our Year 7 trips to the Tate Modern this week! https://t.co/obtTinjzkQ

03/02/20

There is a Year 7 football match after school today at Oasis Academy Coulsdon. We expect to return at around 5pm

30/01/20

Year 8 Fixture: 11/02/20 vs Oasis Coulsdon at Purley, expected to finish at 16:30

30/01/20

Year 9 and Y10 Fixtures next week: 3/02/20 vs Norbury Manor, 5/02/20 vs Riddlesdown. Both fixtures at Purley, expected to finishing around 16:30

29/01/20

7P1 had a great time at the Tower today! https://t.co/8jn96XN8r7

27/01/20

If you didn't get a chance to read last week's newsletter, our Year 8 and 9 students entered the V&A Design Challenge with some outstanding work. Year 9s 'Playground for Pigs' idea has reached the final! https://t.co/IuYFA69uPy

24/01/20

Our Year 9 and 10 basketball teams have a fixture on Monday 27th January, away at Shirley High. We hope to return at 5:15

22/01/20

Today's trip will be arriving back at the Academy around 4pm due to traffic. Sorry for any inconvenience

22/01/20

The first of our Year 7 tutor groups on their way to Tate Modern this morning! @ Tate Modern https://t.co/vF13TAHD40

16/01/20

FIXTURE: Monday 20th January Year 7 & 8 vs Riddlesdown away at Riddlesdown

15/01/20

Our Year 7 Netball team had a fantastic 19-1 victory this week. Next week (Wed 22nd Jan) our Year 10 team have a netball fixture at Archbishop Tenisons

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Work Experience

As part of our careers programme, we provide Year 10 students with the opportunity to take part in Work Experience. Participation is not compulsory, but represents the possibility for students to engage in a week long experience that could provide a valuable insight into the world of employment.

Deadlines
Permission slip deadline  27 September 2019
Complete the online survey 11 October 2019
Booking Form returned 20 December 2019

 

The Process

If students wish to take part in the week, the following steps need to be completed by the deadlines above.

  1. Complete the online survey by clicking here.
     
  2. Complete the Work Experience Booking Form, which you can download from the bottom of this page.
     
  3. Arrange an interview with your work experience employer.

As soon as your Work Experience Booking Form is returned, the Academy will make contact with your prospective employer to confirm the placement and to send them relevant documents.

 

How to Find a Placement 

A work placement is your opportunity to spend a period of time outside the classroom, learning about a particular job or area of work.  It can help you decide on your options for after Year 11 and will give you the opportunity to develop and show evidence of vital skills such as self-confidence, communication, independence and a variety of others, depending on what kind placement you do.  

What types of Work Experience Can I do? 

Most of you will be expected to find you own placements. Think about what do you want to do.  What are your favourite subjects? Ask for help making a list of related jobs.  If you start looking in time you will be able to find a suitable placement. 

English: Newspapers, Libraries, Press Officer, Teacher, Solicitors, Advertising, TV & Film, radio 

Maths: Banking, Accountancy & finance, Engineering, Meteorology   

Geography: Environmental services, Development organisations, Charities, Politics 

Family is often a good source for finding placements.  Do your parents/guardians do something you are interested in? How about your brothers and sisters or your aunties and uncles?  Do you already know anywhere you may like to work? e.g. a shop that you like, or an organisation you pass on the way to school?   

Go to www.yell.co.uk and search for a local business in the field of work you would like to do.

For example, you could search for "solicitor" in "Croydon". Give this a try!

Yell Website

You could also try www.propects.ac.uk where you can research job roles and sectors, un-to-date industry insights, job opportunities for subjects you are studying and more.

 

Tips for a Successful Placement  

Make a list of 10 places you would like to apply to.

Call or visit them and ask if they have work experience opportunities.  For example: “Hello, I’m enquiring about the possibility of organising a work experience placement with you from 2nd July.

If they offer work experience, they will tell you what to do next.  Remember, competition for work experience can be really tough, so you'll need to make the right impression when asking them.

Be selfish. Don’t ask for you AND a friend; employers are unlikely to want a group of friends hanging out at their business. You will also come across more confident and keen if you are asking just for yourself.

 

World of Work

Click here to fill in the Year 10 and Year 11 survey

Click here to fill in the Year 9 survey

Page Downloads

Title Date  
How to apply for WEX at... 16th Apr 2018 Download
WEX FAQ from April 30th Apr 2018 Download
WEX Template Letter to Employers 28th Feb 2018 Download
Work Experience Booking Form 26th Feb 2018 Download
Work Experience FAQ 27th Feb 2018 Download
Work Experience Year 10 06th Nov 2018 Download
Work Experience Year 12 06th Nov 2018 Download