At Knowl Hill School we encourage students in Year 10 to find their own work placement if at all possible, in conjunction with their parents/carers. The placement takes place in June each year and is for two weeks. Students can choose one placement or several placements. Students choose a placement that suits their interests and abilities, near to where they live. They are encouraged to travel by public transport if possible and to make a packed lunch to take with them.
In the weeks before they start a placement they are given extensive guidance on what to expect and what will be expected of them while on work experience. They are given a diary to keep each day, which also acts as an information source for them, as it contains their contact details should the employer need to contact their family during the placement. If there are any dress codes or safety requirements they are advised before they start.
We encourage students to find their own placements to build their confidence and to ensure that it is within easy travelling distance of their home. The School keeps in touch with placement providers. If students are unable or unwilling to find a placement the School will help to find one.