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Year 8 Work Shadowing Scheme

23rd May 2018

Dear Parent/Guardian

YEAR 8 WORK SHADOWING DAY - Tuesday 17th July 2018

We are excited to launch the Year 8 Work Shadowing Day which will take place during Enrichment Week on Tuesday 17th July. Year 8 Work Shadowing is a recent addition to our Careers Education Programme and we hope that it will give students a real insight into working life and encourage them to begin thinking about what they want to do in the future, as well as encourage student and parent communication in career development.

The aim of the day is to enable all Year 8 students to be given the opportunity to shadow their parent/guardian, a close relative or family friend at work to enable them to see what happens in the workplace on a regular day. We ask that you please discuss with your child who they might be able to shadow and make a decision with them as to which opportunity would be most beneficial for them. We then ask that you approach your employer to obtain permission from them for your child to join you at work on this day.

During Year 9 the students will be asked to choose their GCSE options, and it is my hope that this experience in a work place will prove beneficial for helping them decide what they may or may not want to take for their GCSEs.

  • Enclosed in this pack, please find:
    a PARENTAL CONSENT FORM confirming that your child will be participating in Work Shadowing Day
  • a PLACEMENT AGREEMENT FORM providing information of your child’s placement, consent of the employer for them to attend and details of the employer’s liability insurance
  • a WORK SHADOWING DAY FACTSHEET which will hopefully answer any questions you have

Please ensure that both the Parental Consent and Placement Agreement forms are completed and returned to Student Services by  Monday 11th June.

Year 8 students will have an assembly after half term to give the full details of work shadowing. We look forward to working with you on the Work Shadowing Project which we are sure will be a rewarding and valuable experience for your child. In the meantime, should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours sincerely

A Allman Andy Allman Year 8 Leader

Launch Letter For Parents

Factsheet for Parents and Employers

Parental and Employer Consent Form