A group of Year 8 students will be taking part in a series of sessions over 5 weeks run by the Department of Work & Pensions which support them in developing the skills needed for their place in the future world of work.

The session include workplace contexts, job terminology, skills and behaviours, well-being and confidence, personal qualities, listening skills and team work skills.

This initiative ties into our wider careers and aspirations programme which builds towards apprenticeships employment, gap years and universities.

Helen Barratt, Assistant Headteacher & Careers Leader, said: “We make sure that all of our students are well-prepped for fulfilling their potential and aspirations and it is fantastic to work with agencies like the DWP to meet this goal. The sessions have been well-received in the past and we know this latest cohort will only benefit from them.”