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Mock Interviews

 

A group of Sixth Form students took part in mock interviews, organised by Progress and Welfare Coach, Ms Niles, and Careers Adviser, Mrs McDermott, through an initiative run by Leeds Job Centre.

Following the success of last year’s interviews, these staff members arranged for volunteers from the Department of Work and Pensions’ ‘Community 10,000 Volunteer Project’ to take part. Three volunteers kindly came into school to conduct the interviews with over 40 students.

The experience was designed to be as real as possible; students were given official interview invitations and were asked to dress smartly and prepare for the questions that could be asked. Janet Clarke, from Leeds Job Centre, and Mrs McDermott began the morning by briefing the students, giving them some insight into the process as well as offering some tips on how to impress.

Although the students were all very apprehensive in the run up to the event, they all showed courage by taking part. Some attended their interview in smart business-dress and brought along a copy of their CV to refer to.

The students enjoyed the experience and came out of their interviews smiling when it was all over. They were given scores and feedback on their technique, helping them to prepare for their futures and the many more interviews ahead. Be it applying for a course or looking for a job, the students who took part gained valuable experience and a boost to their confidence.

Ms Niles said, “I was really proud of how the students conducted themselves and we got some great feedback from the interviewers.”

"The reward and behaviour system is clear, well enforced and has positive results!"
- Parent
"Staff are passionate and committed to developing and improving"
- Parent
"An inclusive school that is focused on providing the best education for its students"
- Prospective Parent
"Fantastic student ambassadors who are a credit to the school."
- Prospective Parent
"Pupils look smart and are well engaged in their lessons"
- Prospective Parent
"Safe, Supportive, Diverse"
- Local Authority Representative
"Strong leadership and motivation with an emphasis on progress"
- Parent
"I am so pleased with the School Gateway app. Every day I can see any achievement and behaviour points my daughter gets and she knows that I’ll discuss it with her; it encourages her to do well."
- Year 8 Parent
"A great learning environment; light, bright and spacious classrooms, clean and well organised."
- Prospective Parent
"I applaud the focus on rewarding good behaviour. My son feels appreciated and recognised at Allerton Grange; we're all so proud."
- Year 8 Parent
"An open and welcoming atmosphere - very useful being allowed to look at teaching and learning"
- Prospective Parent