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Year 10 students at Woodham Academy have just completed a four day Enrichment week, designed to support young people to make informed decisions about their next steps into further education, employment or training.  Students had the opportunity to experience a range of activities over the four days where a personalised programme was delivered. Students were invited to attend work placements, visit sixth forms, further and higher education providers and work alongside both Young Enterprise and the Durham Education Business Partnership.
A small group worked with local businesses on developing high quality CVs and interview skills.
“The week allowed me to experience the choices I have when I leave school and I am now more confident with what I want to do when I leave Woodham” said one student who had participated in the week.
Woodham Academy holds Investors in Careers status which recognises the high quality of the careers education provision available at the school, with some of the programmes acknowledged by the government in the non-statutory guidance published in April this year, as examples of innovative practice within the field of careers education. It is no surprise that 100% of last year’s Year 11 students continued in education, employment or training post 16.