We advertised for a number of jobs in school before the summer holidays. The children that were interested all completed an application form to be considered. This is a great way of developing children’s life skills linked to future employment and longer term aspirations.
Myself and Mr Jones (Chair of Governors) interviewed 45 children this week. They were all amazing. I was really proud of them. They were all polite, positive about school and clearly wanted to help.
It was a really difficult decision and it was terrible to disappoint some of them.
Many congratulations to the children that got jobs and commiserations to the ones that didn't.
As with any normal employment, children will be able to resign or, in turn, be released from their duties after serving an appropriate notice period.
Whilst this is as close to a real life process as possible, at all times we will be sensitive to individual children’s needs. Guidance, support and encouragement will be given throughout.
Mr Cass, Headteacher