May 2019

Transition preparation for Year 11 pupils
To tie in with the ongoing Post 16 Opportunity support for our Y11 pupils, we have planned a range of activities that have included:

Interviews for Students
Year 11 pupils have had the opportunity to attend interviews at various organisations. Our pupils have had experience of visiting various sixth forms and colleges to experience an interview to secure a place on their chosen courses.

Thomas Rotherham College have organised various dates for our pupils to visit the college, have a tour and be interviewed by key staff.

On 13.2.19 Wickersley Sixth Form staff were invited into Oakwood to interview students who are interested in attending this option after Year 11.

Support with CV’s and Apprenticeships  
After the February Break, we launched ‘The Oakwood Job Shop’ to support students who are looking for apprenticeship & employment opportunities after Year 11. This included a range of bespoke support packages to help students to find the right apprenticeship programme or job opportunity.

To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week & National Careers Week in March bespoke packages were arranged to help pupils ….

Lifeskills Training were invited into Oakwood to work with Year 11 students to support pupils to compile a CV.

Tag Advance & Interserve supported Year 11 pupils to register on The National Apprenticeship Service website to help with searching for apprenticeship opportunities.

Year 11 pupils attended The Be Inspired Event at Cutler’s Hall, Sheffield. This was a fantastic opportunity for our pupils to meet with a range of employers and apprenticeship providers to find out about possible vacancies.

Year 11 pupils were invited to lunch time drop in sessions to meet staff from The Job Centre to help with ‘live vacancy search’.

Careers in The Armed Forces

The Armed Forces were invited into Oakwood to meet students who are interested in a career in The Army. Sergeant Bret Wilkes gave a presentation to pupils and took part in a question & answer session about careers in The Armed Forces.

The Higher Education Progression Partnership (HEPP) came into Oakwood during April 2019 to work with Y7 & Y8 pupils. The Hepp Team provided interactive, engaging workshops for the students about higher education.  The information and workshops were impartial and covered topics such as student finance, student life and skills for learning.