Work experience is an important part of the Curriculum at Nancealverne for all learners. It gives pupils the opportunity to develop and apply the skills learned in the classroom to a work situation. We try and give every pupil the opportunity during their time here to undertake some work experience but this tends to be when they are ready, rather than in Year 10 as is currently the case in mainstream schools. Pupils are supported by our staff as required and they all complete a logbook of their experiences as well as preparation work before they attend their placements.
Learners are supported to give ideas about work experience placements, and are exposed to inhouse opportunities through ASDAN accredited work, Enterprise Projects and links with local employers and the community.
A structured programme of work experience is available through the curriculum offer at Key Stage 4 and upwards, and prior to this through learning experiences built into the long term planning.
Successful placements in the past have included, Penwith College Motor Mechanics, Moorvue Farm, Manna’s Café, Costa Coffee and Transformations Hair Salon.
The school has recently started working with a dedicated Enterprise Coordinator from Cornwall Council, who is linked with all schools in the SPT to develop work experience, enterprise and work-related mentoring with local businesses across the local area.