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South West Secondary
School of the Year 2019

30 Shiphay Lane, Torquay TQ2 7DY
T: 01803 653756
Sixth Form Absence Line: 01803 653 761

South West Secondary School of the Year 2019

Success in Work Experience and Developing Soft-Skills

At TGGS, we pride ourselves on supporting students to both seek and secure work experiences in areas that interest them.  These experiences are invaluable to providing an insight into future potential careers, as well as helping them to develop the soft-skills required in the working world.   

The opportunities to participate in work experience and enrichment are vast. Some examples include the Assisted Feeding Scheme at Torbay Hospital; more than 15 students have been working at Torbay Hospital assisting patients with feeding, as well as experiencing the atmosphere of a busy hospital environment. Ten students have also been involved in volunteering at Mayfield School helping to support students with profound learning and physical difficulties. We are also extremely pleased that we currently have two teams taking part in the Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award, a fantastic achievement for those involved.               

This year we have also had a record number of students participating in work experience with the Torbay MP and Government Minister, Kevin Foster. Indeed, two of our studentsHannah Rigg and Molly Pimm, were not only engaged in work experience based in the local constituency office, but they were also interviewed by Radio Devon after they were nominated by Kevin Foster to experience Parliament for a day earlier this year.  This experience then led to them securing further work experiencethis time in Parliament. Hannah said that her most memorable moment was meeting Frances Scott, founder of 50:50 Parliament, and her team. Molly was asked to be involved in a research project into the Equitable Life pension scandal to be used for Kevin Foster’s future debate speeches and she also attended a meeting at the Ministry of Justice with Lucy Frazer MP (Justice Minister) 

Two other studentsNeve Snape and Alice McNaughtonhave also been working with Kevin Foster on local projects in the bay and in London. Neve was part of a team investigating the Torbay cleaner coasts projects, as well as more general issues such as the effect of Brexit upon Gibraltar, whilst Alice is due to start her week experience during the summer holidays. 

We hope that these experiences will help students to make informed decisions about their future pathways as well as broaden their outlook. These examples are only a snapshot of the different opportunities that we help to facilitate, and we look forward to working with more local employers next year. 

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