As part of the Raising Aspirations Programme, we are holding a series of interactive skills workshops which are designed to develop our Year 8’s employability skills.

The 5-week programme will be delivered in partnership with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).

There will be 5 different workshops in total held in lesson time in school and workshops will cover the below detailed topics:

* the Role of Employment
* Talking the Work Talk – Job Terminology
* Skills & Behaviours in the Workplace
* Well-Being & Confidence
* Personal Qualities
* Active Listening & Team Work

Helen Barrett, Assistant Headteacher, said: “We are a regional lead on our careers provision and we work to build in employability all the way down to Year 7. This Year 8 programme comes with the credibility of the Department for Work and Pensions so brings a real professional slant for the studnets and will make them think about who they are and what they want to be.”