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Due to the current corona-virus situation, the decision has regrettably had to be taken to cancel all work experience placements for year 10 and 12 students due to take place in July 2020. We understand that this is an unfortunate situation especially if your son or daughter has already secured a placement but the health, safety and welfare of all students and indeed employers must be considered first and foremost. Due to reduced staffing levels it is not possible to carry out the relevant checks and visits to ensure this.
Employers have also indicated they will be reluctant to take students on placements as they will be trying to return to normality within their businesses at this unprecedented time.
As students were responsible for organising their own placements could I ask you all to please contact employers to let them know that placements will no longer be going ahead as planned.
I am currently exploring other avenues to try and provide an alternative virtual form of work experience for students. Further details will follow.
Mr M Stobbs
Leadership of Careers and Character Education