Engagement with Employers, Outside Agencies, Providers and Higher Education



DHL Workplace Visit (Year 10)

Variety of tasks including;

  • production line simulation in silence with no instructions,
  • production line task allowing verbal communication and with instructions and specification sheet
  • CV writing
  • guided tour
  • Q&A with staff
  • lunch with DHL employees in staff canteen
  • team jigsa

 

 

 

 

 


GO4SET – Engineering Trust Project 2 Westwood teams (Year 8/9)

  • Work with industry mentor (JLR and Squires Gears and Engineering Ltd.)
  • Launch event – Birmingham Airport – team work task (tower building)
  • 12 week project – Eco Hotel
  • Visit to The Orchard Hotel Nottingham (multimillion/ award winning eco hotel) – Q&A with Facilities Manager and tour.
  • Planning project – making model
  • Written Report/model – take to Regional Big Bang Fair (Ricoh Arena)

 

 


Pathways To Construction– In partnership with Bouygues UK and Whitefriars Housing (Year 9)

 

  • Exploring variety of roles in the construction industry (trades to degree level) – size and scale (global)
  • practical tower building task in teams (marshmallows and spaghetti) – planning and design time
  • Q&A time with construction industry employees

 


 

Careers Area Induction (Year 7,8,9)

  • Careers centre familiarisation – team quiz
  • Q&A with Head Of Careers
  • Breakfast provided!

   


“Top Nosh” – Hospitality and Catering workplace visit (Year 9)

  • Q&A session with manager
  • Tour of workplace

Planning session before visit – company research and questions

 

 


Oxford University Pathways Day (Year 10)

  • including Q&A with undergraduates
  • mixed school groups for discussion tasks

 

 


Inspiring Futures Programme  – In partnership with Warwick Inspire (Year 8 and Year 10)

Variety of tasks including;

  • solving a student budgeting problem
  • solving a student time management problem
  • planning and creating own university society
  • teamwork tasks
  • working with Warwick University undergraduates
  • tour of Warwick University and Q&A lunch with undergraduates
  • Year 8 – day in the life of a sixth former

 

 


Planned College Day – “The Built Environment” (Years 7, 8, 9,10)

  • Currently in the planning stages with industry and business partners
  • Whole school College Day to hit all skills
  • 4 Zones – Engineering, Construction, Housing, Careers

 

 


Skills For Industry Programme – In partnership with The Design and Technology Association (Year 8)

  • work with an industry partner from Severn Trent Water
  • SOW and activities still in planning stages
  • Westwood staff work alongside a consultant to design and produce teaching resources to develop skills for industry
  • To be delivered in the Summer Term 2017
  • Understand the benefits of teamwork and to work as part of a team to find solutions to a series of challenges.
  • Use simple methods of solving problems whilst adhering to budgets (using Excel and on paper).
  • Apply the principles and knowledge taught in lessons to real problems

Apply methodical ways of analysing their performance to develop new and improved solutions.


Hitz On Track – 6 week pre engagement programme (Year 10/11)

 

  • Preparation for life/work
  • Combines classroom based work with practical sport and sports leadership
  • To be delivered in the Summer Term 2017


Visit to Moreton Morrell

  • Q&A session with admissions officer
  • Tour of college

 

 

 


Visit to Bouygues Construction Site

  • Q&A session with site manager
  • Tour of site