Careers and work-related experiences (CWRE) is a cross-cutting theme in the Curriculum for Wales for 3 to 16 year-olds. Schools and settings are expected to follow the Statutory Guidance for CWRE in developing their curriculum. At Greenfield School CWRE is taught using Rich Tasks and is built into the six areas of learning experiences. CWRE develops as pupils move throughout the key stages, with opportunities for on-site and partnership work experiences. As a school, we have a number of opportunities for real-life authentic experiences that help to develop exploring self and society, widening horizons, overcoming barriers, exploring opportunities and developing adaptability and resilience. 

From Key Stage 4 onwards, pupils complete accreditation that is linked to Careers and Work Related Experiences, taking part in enterprise activities and attending out of school Careers events.


Bake My Day

Bake My Day Café offers full service on a Friday for pupils and staff.Pupils access work experience in real life situations. Pupils learn the skills necessary to enter the world of work, these include handling money at the till, table service for customers, collecting orders in readiness for full service days, cooking, storing and cleaning to Environmental Health standards.

In Bake My Day pupils apply for a position in the café, All pupils receive an interview and once successful sign a terms and condition of employment.Pupils who work in Bake My Day are given the opportunity to work towards and gain a Level 2 Food Hygiene Certificate. This certificate gives our pupils the qualification to seek employment in a catering industry.


Elite Paper Solutions 

Elite Paper Solutions provides organisations throughout Wales with the provision of confidential destruction, archive storage, and document scanning, we also see ourselves as a stepping stone, allowing people with disabilities and those at a disadvantage to gain valuable skills & experience at our facility before moving on and progressing within their local community.

The nature of the business ensures that there is a job that will meet every need, irrespective of the person’s disability, making it a fully inclusive workplace. Our staff are of varying age, ability and equality of opportunity is a strong ethical focus.

Elite believe every citizen has a contribution to make, and, given the correct level of intervention and support, enable the improvement in their quality of life, where they are also contributing positively to their communities.

For many years we have had a link with Elite who have helped us to support pupils who’s learning pathway would potentially include going into the world of work. Pupils have the opportunity to access a placement at Elite for 1 day per week where they will develop the skills required to succeed in the workplace.


Valleys Innovation Project

Greenfield has made career links with Future Valley Construction, the company responsible for building the new A465 road. Pupils have had opportunities to visit the construction site and trial the construction simulators, whilst dressed in the appropriate PPE. Staff from Future Valley Construction visit school regularly to carry out activities linked to construction.  The partnership between ourselves and the company is ongoing and aims to support career choices and the Careers and Work Related Experiences strand within the Curriculum for Wales.