At West Hill we have many links to local, national and international businesses. We work with a number of local companies. We regularly invite guest speakers into school to speak to pupils and are now setting up business links with each curriculum area. Founders 4 Schools have linked us with many of our guest speakers.
In Year 8 pupils are encouraged to take part in social enterprise by coming up with innovative fundraising ideas for Reuben’s Retreat.. We offer both ‘Business Studies’ GCSE and "Enterprise and Employability" VCert as options at KS4. ‘Enterprise and Employability includes opportunities to run a mini-enterprise.
All Year 10 pupils take part in two weeks work experience. This would not be possible without the support of the many fantastic businesses and organisations who support us. Providing a work placement for one of our pupils may be easier than you think. Positive Steps will carry out public liability insurance and health and safety in the workplace checks. We will match pupils up who are interested in your particular business area.
As part of our preparation for transition to post-16, we can recommend suitable candidates for apprenticeships and other training opportunities. We can facilitate interviews at school and carry out the first stages of the recruitment process.
We welcome new workplace links. Any employers who would like to work with the school should read our provider access policy.
Holders of the Quality in Careers standard.
Holders of the Global Entrepreneurship Week High Impact Award 2010 - 2014.
Premier League Enterprise academy finalists 2010 and 2011.
Pfeg Most innovative financial education event 2011