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Work Skills

At The Polygon School we are keen to prepare our pupils for ‘life after school’ as best as we can.


All pupils in KS4 receive a weekly lesson in Work-Skills. Engagement Centre pupils receive this provision as part of the Engagement timetable delivered in a less formal approach.


Peter Rooke (Pupil Engagement Officer Careers Educator) plans and delivers these lessons. 


We work in conjunction with EBP South and Sam Ashton (Careers Advisor) to use their resources to complement our delivery of Work-Skills.


The 2-year programme covers:     

  • CV Writing
  • Practice Interview Techniques
  • Entry Level Health and Safety in the Workplace
  • First Aid Essentials
  • Fire Safety
  • Assessing Myself for Work
  • Learning to be Financially Capable
  • Forming Relationships and Understanding Others
  • Developing Life Aspirations.


Our learning in Workskills is blended with PSHE where the subjects co deliver for pupils to work towards the AQA award in Person and Social Education. In Workskills we deliver the units Making Informed Career Choices and Applying for Jobs and Course.