Year 7 pupils give Worktree 8 out of 10 for improving their commitment to learning

79 Year 7 pupils at Sir Herbert Leon Academy took part in four one-hour Employability Now sessions led by Worktree.

In post-session evaluation, the students gave an average score of 7.8 out of 10 for the statement ‘The session has made me committed to learning and want to achieve’.  They gave 7 out of 10 for ‘The session made me confident making choices about my future work options’.

Interestingly, their responses to the question about ‘3 jobs I would like to do’ suggests that more than a third aspire to types of work which are extremely hard to obtain (see top ten below).

Job type Points given (3 for first choice, 2 for second choice, 1 for third choice) %
Professional footballer/athlete 78 18%
Professional artist/musician/dancer 46 11%
Vet/working with animals 39 9%
Teacher 27 6%
Writer 18 4%
Doctor 17 4%
Hairdresser/beautician 16 4%
Police officer 14 3%
Marine biologist/scientist 13 3%
Soldier 12 3%