Education and Employers celebrate working together

Posted on: 16/06/2014

Great Torrington School has been celebrating the outstanding work experience placements that pupils have participated in this year.  One of the highlights in the Employer Forum calendar is the employers' tea, where all employers who have participated in hosting a GTS pupil were invited along to help celebrate and thank them for providing a work experience placement. 
It also gives employers and pupils the chance to meet again and reflect on their experiences. 

The outstanding work experience placement is awarded to the pupil(s) for their dedication, attitude towards their placement, their work experience diary and feedback from the employer.  This year the teachers found it extremely difficult to narrow these down due to the number of high quality entries as the feedback consistently received was very good. 

Mrs Peters said at the event "Work experience is an excellent catalyst for young people to work together with employers and realise their potential."  At the end of the tea party Mrs Peters welcomed all new employers to stay for our termly Employer Forum meeting which plays an invaluable role in supporting staff and students to engage with employers to discuss the opportunities for their future workforce.  

If you would like to join or obtain further information please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Sandra Peters, Personalised Learning Manager on 01805 623531 ext. 365 or email


Overall Winners - winning £25.00 voucher:

·         Alice Mills 

·         Matthew Hughes 

Award Nominees: 

·         Mya Bosher                     EgJVA 

·         Kezzie Chanter               DrJDH 

·         Charlotte Coomber          EgTT 

·         Hugh Gray                       EbBD 

·         Matthew Hughes             EgTT 

·         Katie Huxtable                DrHJC 

·         Clarissa Lindsay               RpRDJ 

·         Sam Longhurst                EgASP 

·         Harvey Martin                 EbTC 

·         Alice Mills                       EgAJF 

·         Daniel Sargent                EgFR 

·         Jordan Savory                 RpRDJ 

·         Sam West                       RpHE 

Best diaries: 

·         Emily Hunt                      EgJVA 

·         Abbie Fletcher               DrBI 

·         Ellie Webber                  EgLM 

·         Lois Stone                       DrJDH 

·         Matthew Bradley             EbDCR 

·         Ellie Hawker                    EgLM 

·         James Jolliffe                EgFR 

·         India Snow                      EbBD 

·         Beth Tiner                      EgASP 

·         Tammy Foster-Weir        EbTC 


Click Here to see some of the Work Experience photos.

Click Here to see some of the Employers' Tea Party photos.


Click Here to close