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Career WorkOut at Stephenson Academy

Date 30th Jan 2020

Time 09:15 - 10:45

Facilitator Theresa Mercer


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Stephenson Academy
80 Crosslands, Stantonbury, Milton Keynes

MK14 6AX

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How will the session run? 

Career WorkOut introduces students to work guests from different work backgrounds so they can find out what it’s really like in different jobs. Students simply ask guests qustions about their personal experiences of work.

You’ll join 7-12 other work guests to answer questions from small groups of 3-5 students in a carousel of 6-7 minute interviews, a bit like speed-networking!  They’ll ask you open questions about your job, how you got it and what it’s like for you.  When the time is up the students move to the next guest, and so on until the end of the session.

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Are there ID or vetting requirements? No, there is no need for ID or vetting because a Worktree facilitator and a school teacher will be present at all times so guests will be supervised. Please ensure that you are never left alone with a student(s).

What can/can't I bring to the event? You don't need to bring anything, just be ready to answer the students' questions honestly. You can bring business cards for networking.

Is my registration/ticket transferrable? If you can't make it, please try to find a replacement and contact Bhupinder as soon as possible.  

Safeguarding – If a student discloses a concern to you please do not ask any questions. Please inform a member of the Worktree team immediately who will take the next course of action.

Photographs - The School and/or Worktree may take photographs during the session. These photographs may be used on our website as part of a news story to promote future events. If you would prefer that we do not use your image, please let the Worktree Team know as soon as possible or at the event on the day. Guests are not permitted to take photographs during the session using their own personal devices. If you would like a photograph to publicise your involvement in Career WorkOut, please speak to the Worktree team before the event.

Career WorkOut with Year 11 pupils at Stephenson Academy which is an alternative education provision.  The primary needs are either Social, Emotional and Mental Health or Physical and Sensory.  The majority of students have experienced failure in a previous educational setting having exhibited extreme negative or anxious behaviours due to their significant and often complex needs. Almost all students have low self-esteem on entry which manifests itself in a variety of ways throughout their time within the Academy.

Stephenson Academy aims to raise standards and improve the life chances of their students through a considered and planned curriculum which enhances the learning experiences enjoyed in the school community.

Where do I go? Please report to the Stephenson Academy Reception where you will be met by a School or Worktree representative.

Address: 80 Crosslands, Stantonbury, Milton Keynes, MK14 6AX.

What time do I need to arrive?  Please report to the School Reception 10 minutes before your stated session time.  

Who is the School contact?  The main School contact for this Initiative is Kerry Clifford or Nicola Ready.

Worktree contacts on the day: Bhupinder Roda (07984 178416)

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?  Car parking is on the main road outside the Academy on Crosslands.