Everyone says Year 10 work experience has value


I’ve posted before on my perceptions of the value of Year 10 work experience to students and schools but only backed it up with some anecdotal evidence of my own experiences. So, in the week before almost 190 of our own students go out to their placements, it was reassuring to read about some actual data that puts forward the case for the positive impact and worth work experience at this age can have. The data comes from a recent arrival into my reading pile, “Understanding Employer Engagement in Education” Edited by Anthony Mann, Julian Stanley and Louise Archer, specifically Chapter 2: “A theoretical framework for employer engagement” and takes the form of the results of attitudinal surveys.   The chapter discusses how the range of employer engagement with school age young people can have an impact on the future life paths of those involved and contributes to the growth of the human, social and…

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