Work Experience, Transition & Moving On

Students at Meadowfield 6th Form have outstanding outcomes in terms of their next steps and over the past 3 years 100% of students have moved into further education, training or employment.

Whether next steps include further education, training or employment we support our students and families, to explore Post 19 options. Our successful Preparing for Adulthood Event is held each year and hosts providers of education, accommodation, employment and care services who are available to talk about what they can offer our young people when they leave Meadowfield School.

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Meadowfield Sixth Form Centre works with outside agencies, local businesses, and the Meadowfield School community to provide appropriate Work and volunteering placements for each of our students. All agencies involved in our work experience opportunities share a joint interest in enabling our students to achieve their full potential through realistic work based placements. Local companies and charities support the students and help make reasonable adjustments for them to thrive in the workplace. We have built some very strong relationships with local businesses and our school community

Work experience placements usually take place one day each week over a term. Each placement is bespoke to the students interests, aptitudes and skills and is risk assessed by the Sixth Form Work Experience Co-ordinator.

Some students are accompanied by a Teaching Assistant when taking part in work experience placements and others attend independently after a few sessions.

Each student completes a work experience log book about their work placement which includes what they have learnt, things they have enjoyed or found difficult, use of equipment and self and employer’s evaluation. This is an important aspect of a student’s work experience and is used as a reminder of their achievements, or something the student particularly wants to work on and improve. The log will also support applications, curriculum vitae for Moving on after 6th form into the world of work or College.

We are always looking for Work Experience opportunities for our young people.

If you feel you maybe be able to offer a Work Experience placement or a careers talk/opportunity to our students.

Please contact Lisa Alexander – Community & Careers Officer, who would be very happy to discuss the options available with you.


Tel: 01795 477788

Thank you to the organisations below for their constant support with work experience placements for our students.

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Work Experience That Works
Work Experience - Engaging Employers for SEN