Annually, Year 10 students are encouraged to experience the ‘world of work’, when they partake in a one week work experience placement. The school’s extensive business network ensures that students find placements relevant to their interests and career aspirations and this forms a crucial element of their learning development.
If you are a local business and would like the opportunity to get involved in the work experience programme, please contact our work experience coordinator on 01691 664400.
Education Business Link (EBL) – Health and Safety
Safeguarding students on Work Experience
The Marches School has a duty to the safeguarding of students on work-based learning placements; we do this by subscribing to the Education Business Link.
The EBL ensures that all placements for our students are appropriate in terms of Health and Safety, Types of Business and Insurance.
CRB checks are requested by the EBL if a placement is extended (more than 15 days) or if the employer is going to be in a ‘one to one’ situation with a student.
The EBL provides the workplace with guidance regarding health and safety and child protection protocols.
Similar checks are in place for Young Apprenticeships, Extended Work Placements and all Pre-16 Provision.
All employers who come into contact with children in their everyday work have a duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.
If you have any concerns about a child you should refer to the member of staff who is the designated school contact for Child Protection, Mrs Alison Pearson or Miss Jo Phillips, on 01691 664400.