Ryedale School

Ryedale School is committed to combining the very best educational provision with high expectations and traditional values. In doing so we challenge and support students both to fulfil their academic potential and become exemplary young people of whom we can all be proud.This unites us in our commitment to ‘Aspire and Achieve’

Our students are given every opportunity to engage in new and fulfilling experiences, from the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme to the range of trips available during Enrichment Days, there is so much on offer to challenge and inspire our students.Musical performances take place throughout the year, with opportunities for parents and the local community to see our students perform to an exceptional standard.The wide variety of extra-curricular activities complements our engaging and inspirational curriculum perfectly.Sport is an integral part of our school life. Students have access to over 90 clubs and house matches across the school year.We believe that knowledge changes the way we see the world. It is our duty and privilege to show our students the best that has ever been thought, said, made, played and discovered.Our exceptional curriculum identifies invaluable knowledge, skills and big ideas in each subject area.We instil in our students a desire to improve their performance, to broaden their horizons and to think independently.High expectations and traditional values are hallmarks of our school.

Employers

Employers


Each year in the autumn term, we provide a careers fair for year 10 and 11 students. This is organised collaboratively with NYBEP.
For year 10 students the evening begins with a work experience launch presentation in the hall with Miss Wallis and Mr Pepper. This presentation is followed by an opportunity for students, parents and carers to ask questions about the work experience programme and meet local employers, whilst also taking the opportunity to meet and talk with post-16 providers, including schools, colleges, universities, apprenticeship providers and members of the Armed Forces.


We endeavour to utilise the skills and knowledge of ex-students, staff, parents and the local community to inspire and raise the aspirations of all students- if you feel that you have something to offer the schools careers programme, in particular during the careers fair evenings, please do not hesitate to contact Miss Wallis via dwallis@ryedale.n-yorks.sch.uk



Each year in the autumn term, we provide a careers fair for Year 10 and 11 students. This is organised collaboratively with NYBEP.
For Year 11 students the evening begins with a post-16 application process presentation in the hall with Miss Wallis and Mr Pepper. This presentation is followed by an opportunity for students, parents and carers to ask questions about post 16 provision and meet local employers, whilst also taking the opportunity to meet and talk with post-16 providers, including schools, colleges, universities, apprenticeship providers and members of the Armed Forces.


We endeavour to utilise the skills and knowledge of ex-students, staff, parents and the local community to inspire and raise the aspirations of all students- if you feel that you have something to offer the schools careers programme, in particular during the careers fair evenings, please do not hesitate to contact Miss Wallis via dwallis@ryedale.n-yorks.sch.uk


Year 10 Routes Post-16 and Work Experience Launch Evening


I would like to cordially invite you and your child to this important event on the school calendar.
The format of the evening will involve a presentation in the school hall given at 5.45pm by Miss Wallis and Mr Pepper about potential post-16 pathways and the organisation of Year 10 Work Experience.


The purpose of the evening is two-fold: firstly, to encourage Year 10 students to start to think about their post-16 choices. This may seem premature given they are only just embarking upon their GCSE courses, but by September of Year 11, some students will have already begun the post-16 application process, and I would like students to start investigating their options now.


Secondly, NYBEP will provide important information about sourcing and organising of a work experience placement, how to prepare for work experience, what is expected from students during the work experience week, and what the benefits of taking part in work experience are. Ryedale School’s work experience programme is overseen by Miss Wentworth, who will be available at the end of the presentation to answer queries you may have.


Work experience takes place in the summer term of Year 10.


We endeavour to utilise the skills and knowledge of ex-students, staff, parents and the local community to inspire and raise the aspirations of all students – if you feel that you could offer an exciting work placement opportunity for a Year 10 student, please do not hesitate to contact Miss Wallis via dwallis@ryedale.n-yorks.sch.uk

School links with local Businesses and Employers


At Ryedale School we endeavour to forge positive links with a range of local employers. We do this through a range of activities including classroom visits, enterprise advisors and the work experience programme.


Below are some of the employers/businesses that we collaborate with;


Ryedale School works in association with The Careers and Enterprise Company. We have a designated Local Enterprise Adviser who works alongside Miss Wallis and Ryedale School to provide effective work and career experiences for young people.


The Careers and Enterprise Company network is made up of Enterprise Coordinators and Enterprise Advisers.
Enterprise Coordinators support a group of senior business volunteers, known as Enterprise Advisers, who they match with one of the school or colleges in the network.


Enterprise Advisers use their knowledge of the local business landscape to support the head teacher or careers team to develop an effective careers plan and to create opportunities with their business contacts in the area for their school or college’s students.

Meet Danielle Leggatt, Ryedale School’s Enterprise Adviser; linked via the Career and Enterprise Company.


Danielle is a senior volunteer from the world of business. She works with leadership teams and careers coordinators in schools and colleges.


The Career and Enterprise Companies goal is to make it easier for schools and colleges to connect with local employers by providing strategic counsel, developing career engagement plans and unlocking relationships with local businesses.


Name: Danielle Leggat
Company: Karro Food Group Ltd
Sector: Food Manufacturing
Role: Group Learning & Development Manager


How did you start out in the food industry?
My first role in the food industry was as HR Projects at Karro Food Group (formerly known as GCFG) in 2005. Prior to this I had worked as HR Manager for various different industries (technology: IBM, Mivan Telecoms, iaxis. Banking: Abbey National plc). Since 2005, I have worked in HR/L&D at other food manufacturers (McCain Food Group, Kinnerton Confectionery), at global giant AkzoNobel and also worked as a tutor of English at Grimsby Institute. I have run my own coaching business since 2010, supporting individuals and Organisations for performance improvement and executive leadership and have recently returned to Karro Food Group this year (2018) to develop their learning and development strategy across our seven sites.


Why did you become an Enterprise Adviser?
Having 3 children myself and a career in Human Resources and Learning, I have experienced first-hand the challenges all stakeholders (parents, children, schools, employers) face in ensuring that the vast array of career options available are explained in a way to help engage young students and enable them to make an informed choice and secure valuable work experience.


What do you do as an Enterprise Adviser?
Working with the leadership team at Ryedale School, I support the development of the school’s Careers Strategy, offering advice, guidance and connections, bringing industry insight and experience to the careers agenda and to help create work experience and educational opportunities for teachers, parents and students, ultimately ensuring that both employers and schools are aligned in preparing students for their future career choices.

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