Part of the 'Discover' Wing
Work Skills Lead
Mrs Dyer studied at Warwick University for a Bachelor of Education Honours degree specialising in PE and Geography. Her specialist sports were Hockey and Swimming. Nowadays, Mrs Dyer specialises in Netball and girls' Cricket. Mrs Dyer began working at Brannel in 1982 teaching PE, Special Needs and RE. She currently teaches PE, BTEC Work Skills and GCSE RE. Mrs Dyer has been the Work Experience coordinator since 1990.
Employers are very keen on work experience – or rather, they’re keen on what it gives prospective employees: the confidence and practical skills needed to succeed in the workplace. Whether or not our students are planning to go to university, getting good work experience whilst they are at school will stand them in good stead when it comes to getting hired.
Every year, during Brannel Challenge Week, our Year 10 students take part in the Work Experience programme. Students are responsible for finding placements with a wide range of different employers. These have included retail outlets, factories, primary schools, hairdressers, restaurants, hotels, estate agents, colleges and hospitals, Devon and Cornwall Police, Pendennis Shipyard, local builders and engineering firms. Most students find placements locally, and some even impress their employers so much that they have managed to land paid summer jobs. We are grateful to all the local businesses that opened their doors and hearts to our students, in what is an incredibly valuable opportunity for every pupil involved.