Future Finders Blog – 25.11.22
Future Finders have been busy as always this week, we never seem to stop. One of the big positives I want to start with is one of our students Kai has had a positive interview experience, being offered the job working in the kitchens at a local hospital!
This just shows that hard work pays off!
The work and effort all the students put in is amazing and all should be very proud of themselves.
This isn’t only noticed by Job Coaches but by staff at placements too, who will take the time out of their own busy routine and identify staff to discuss with them positive comments, explaining how much of a credit the students are, not only to the college, but as a part of the workforce.
Students are expressing the enjoyment of the jobs they are completing on a daily basis and learning new skills along the way.
Alongside placements, students have been working hard in class-based sessions. Here is a brief update of what they have been up to…
Our students have been working towards gaining an understanding of pay and pay slips looking at the learning outcomes around:
• Knowing different ways in which employees can be paid
• Understanding the main items on a payslip
• Understanding the importance of keeping a record of earnings
This will be extremely beneficial to know for the future when achieving paid work.
During Maths lessons students have been learning how to add and subtract fractions, looking at understanding fractions, decimals, percentages and ordering fractions, sequences and rounding. They have been using practice papers to support answering questions in the correct way to gain the highest exam marks possible.
English lessons this week have had our students continue the topic around crime and punishment, they have been looking at ‘county lines’, observing various different writing styles and understanding organisational features to further enhance the reading, writing and comprehension skills.
Before we end the blog, I am going to leave you with a short day in the life of Grace at placement who has been working with Maria… Over to you!
Grace Meadham – Old Mill House. Housing 21.
“The second half of this term sees Grace in her new placement at The Old Mill house in Grotton. She has been busy helping in the shop tidying up the card rack and the shelves, the shop sells essentials and snacks for the residents so that they are able to pop in at any time if they need anything.
She has been helping in the dining room setting tables and collecting cutlery when lunch is over. As well as the residents popping in people from the local community are able to come in and buy the delicious lunches so it can get really busy and Grace handles this really well.
In the afternoon there is Knit and natter and a game of Hoy where people get together and enjoy a game and a chat with friends. Grace is fantastic at this as she loves a natter and always has a tale to tell. We will keep you posted with all the activities and fun she has soon.”
Grace helping in the shop tidying the card rack and shelves.
Working in the dining room, collecting cutlery and getting tables ready for lunch time.
Grace chatting in the lounge and helping get ready for a game of Hoy…
Have a great weekend, from everyone at Future Finders!