Beaminster School, Newtown, Beaminster DT8 3EP
Tel: 01308 862633
Office hours 8.30am-4.30pm (4pm Friday)
Absence Line (24hrs): 01308 861917
Headteacher: Mr K Hales
Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mr D Withers
Click HERE to see our Safeguarding Leads and for further Safeguarding information
SENCo: Mrs S Dinsmore (email@example.com)
Office Manager: Mrs N Chalkley
Links to Facebook Twitter ParentMail
Year 10 Work Experience 2023
Monday 1st - Friday 12th May 2023
YEAR 10 WORK EXPERIENCE – Timeline for Parents and Students
Beaminster School’s Work Experience programme relies heavily on good communication and organisation. To help plan a successful Work Experience placement for students this information outlines what needs to be completed during the year, including key dates and deadlines to be aware of.
The Introduction to GCSEs and Work Experience evening gives parents/carers and students key information about how to be best prepared for GCSEs, and launches our Year 10 Work Experience programme. I will be available on the night to answer any questions you may have.
November 2022 to February 2023
Students need to decide where they would like to go for their Work Experience and then contact the business either by email, phone or letter and ask if they will be happy to take a Work Experience student. If you or the student have any questions about what to write in a letter we can provide some previously used examples.
Once a business has agreed to take the student, a Health Declaration form and Work Placement Agreement form will need to be completed and signed by a parent/carer as well as the student. The forms then need to be taken or posted to the employer to be signed by them, and the forms must then be returned to the school so that appropriate Health and Safety checks can be made.
PDF Work Experience Forms to Download
Employers in the immediate Beaminster area do book up quickly so we strongly recommend that students get their placements locked in as soon as possible to ensure they are able to go to their first choice.
Should a student wish to go to London, or elsewhere out of the immediate area, their signed forms must be returned to school as soon as possible to ensure that the placement is locked in and allow time for all the necessary checks to be carried out.
Work Experience is always an exciting and hugely rewarding experience for our students, and they will have time on the Stop the Clock day in November to investigate employers and/or complete required paperwork.
We are here to advise and support students through the process if needed and to help them find placements. Should you have any questions regarding Work Experience, please do feel free to contact either Mr Donovan or Mrs Baker.
YEAR 10 WORK EXPERIENCE MAY 2023
Key Dates and Information for 2023
Year 10 Work Experience runs from Monday 1st May to Friday 12th May 2023
Monday 1st May (the first day of Work Experience fortnight) is a Bank Holiday. Many employers will work as normal on that day and may expect students to attend their work placement. Please bear this in mind when making arrangements, and students will need to check with the employer whether or not they are required to attend on this day.
Students who are ill or cannot attend their placement for any reason must contact their employer as early as possible to let them know and to also advise the school:
Contact the employer direct as early as possible if not able to attend placement
Call the school 01308 862633.
All required paperwork MUST be completed and returned before the dates shown below:
London placements Friday 6th January 2023
Outside the local area Friday 20th January 2023
Local placements (within Dorset, Devon, Somerset and Wiltshire)
Friday 24th February 2023
Please be aware that any late placements (after deadlines) may incur a charge.
Should any problems arise, please contact Mr Donovan or Mrs Van Niekerk at the school as soon as possible for help and support.
Our sincere thanks to the huge number of employers who supported our Year 10 students so brilliantly during their 2 weeks of Work Experience. The students had a great time and learned a lot about life in the world of work.
Adore A Dog Grooming Spa
Andrew Simpson Sailing Centre
Anthony Honeyball Race Yard
Army Work Experience
Barn Owls Nursery
Beaminster St Mary's Academy
Bennet Mechanical Services
Blacks Plumbing and Heating
Bradpole Pre School
Bredy Veterinary Centre
Bridport Leisure Centre
Bridport Primary School
CC Young Horse Training
Chedington Court Estate
Chilthorne Domer Church School
Cilla and Camilla
Core Creative Education
C W Groves and Son
Dieter Eichhorn Stone
Dimensions Hair Studio
DMH Fencing and Engineering
Dorset County Museum
Dorset Wildlife Trust
Elwell Boarding Kennels
Foot and Gait Clinic
Footie 4 Dorset
Freshwater Beach Holiday Park
Fruits of the Earch
Greig and Allen
Grinning Dog Records
Harmony Health and Beauty
Haydon Veterinary Centre
Heart and Soul Films
John Bright Fencing Ltd
Kingfisher Veterinary Practice
LDT Carpentry and Building
Melanie Brown's Hair and Beauty
Minterne House Estate
Mosterton Pre School
Pacer Components Ltd
Parrett and Axe School
Perrott Hill School
Peterborough United FC
P H Hardwill
R B Bowditch and Son
Rosie Fry Eventing
Salon on the Square
Samways Fish Merchants
St Mary's Primary School
Sunny Days Nursery
The Beauty Room
The Lawns Children's Nursery and Pre School
The Original Sash Window Company
The Red Carnation Hotel
Washingpool Farm Shop
Weldmar Hospice Shop
West Chinnock School
West Country Dog Grooming
Western Power Distribution
Weymouth and Portland Adventure
Weymouth Skate Park Association
Wonderland Day Nursery
Woodley Building and Carpentry
Yandles Arts and Crafts