Worktree for Schools
Prepare your students for the world of work.
As a school, you are required by the UK Government’s Careers Strategy (Gatsby Benchmark 5) to create opportunities for your pupils to have meaningful employer and employee encounters.
Worktree events and resources help you deliver these encounters.
What we do
We currently offer 4 types of events, as well as facilitator training for school staff.
Age Group: 9-11 year olds
Time: Around 2 hours
Classroom groups rotate around 3-4 diverse work guests. First they ask questions and attempt to guess their job, then they ask them further questions about their work life.
Age Group: 11-18 year olds
Time: Around 1 hour
Students split into groups of 2-4 and have 6-8 minutes to ask a work guests questions about their working life. They then move in a carousel to a new guest and repeat the process.
Age Group: 16-18 year olds
Time: Half-day or full-day
Students engage in a team challenge, discover personal employability strengths, interview work guests, write a short job application and interview each other for the job role.
Age Group: 11-16 year olds (Possible for 9-18 year olds)
Time: Around 1 hour
New to 2019, students move around an inside circle of students. They are taught the techniques of open questioning and active listening.
We train and support staff in schools and colleges to deliver all the sessions you can see on this page as we do. If you would like to know more about training your staff to become facilitators, please contact us to discuss.
Want to organise a session for your school?
If you would like to organise any of our WorkOut sessions for your school, or would just like to know a little more, then please contact us and we will guide you through the process.
Schools Benefit From…
Providing students to opportunity to ask questions about working life and have them answered openly by working adults.
Quality Employer Encounters
Real conversations with real workers that are ready to provide impartial careers information about local jobs (as required by Ofsted).
Providing students genuine links to the local community and providing you with SMSC development and Life in Modern Britain evidence as required by Ofsted.