It is great to see the interaction between the pupils and employers. The pupils are learning valuable life skills in communication by the questions they ask and listening to the answers given. Even shaking hands and introducing themselves will help their social skills and give them ideas of what jobs they may like to do in the future.
The feedback from the students and staff from the day has been fantastic again, so thank you for all your hard work and effort. I had virtually all new staff today, 18 on the day who hadn’t experienced Worktree before and they were really impressed with your session. I think the pupils engaged incredibly well today and gained an awful lot from the sessions too.
The range and number of guests participating was very pleasing. I found the event to be well organised and managed by Worktree, students were participating and behaviour was good.
This gives students the opportunity to chat to members of the public in an informal setting. They develop the skills of communication to unknown adults, personal presentation, e.g. handshakes and eye contact, and question styles.
I liked how the volunteer guests treated our students with complete respect and as adults. It was well run and fast moving so our students remained interested. I was apprehensive about the session as I didn’t think our students would engage well but they did and it was really fantastic – the best careers session we have had.
The students were genuinely engaged throughout the session and demonstrated excellent levels of maturity and interest. I saw them develop and grow to young adulthood before my eyes!
Parents have picked up on the value of the Career WorkOut sessions we’ve run for all students this year. Our recent parental survey results have just come in and there has been a significant increase in parents’ rating of careers advice – up 7% on last year’s survey.
Can I just say how brilliant Career Workout has been and we have had so many compliments from visitors about the students and school.
Feedback from our students and staff strongly suggest that Worktree’s Career WorkOut sessions have had a dramatic positive impact on student aspirations, personal vision and drive. In over two decades in education I have not come across a more effective programme for achieving these goals across such a wide range of students for so minimal investment in terms of time and money.
The participation of the students was remarkable.
What Worktree does for our pupils is fundamental in supporting our aims for them.
Worktree’s employability training has been a huge success.
Nearly all the students have had very positive feedback from their employers. We believe it was Worktree’s employability training that made the difference.
The WorkOut guests gave the same, consistent message about work and inspired our students.
Thanks to Worktree our Careers and Work Experience arrangements were described by OFSTED as exceptional. Thank you!
A very well organised and planned session – just the right amount of time for our pupils too.
The session was interesting, enjoyable and useful.
The event broadened the thinking of many of our pupils and hopefully raised aspirations…also helped them practise their questioning, speaking and listening skills.
I believe Primary WorkOut has broadened the thinking of many of our pupils and hopefully raised aspirations in addition to providing a great opportunity for them to practise their questioning, speaking and listening skills.
It was good for the pupils to be treated like an adult with respect.
Primary WorkOut showed our Year 5-6 pupils the breadth of occupations in Milton Keynes and you get more from work than just paying for your basic needs.
Primary WorkOut was a great opportunity for our pupils and teachers to ask questions and get feedback from the people who really do the work!