NEXT STEPS FAIR 10th July 2024 - Whole School

On Wednesday 10th July, over 80 business professionals gave up their time to inspire our young people in our annual Next Steps Fair.
Our PE hall was filled with employers and educational providers, clubs and associations. Students rotated around the stands with interactive cards ( winning house points along the way for every interaction made) having meaningful conversations with our professionals. This day gave out students of Melksham oak the opportunity to be educated and inspired on their 'Next Steps' opportunities.

Electricity Show - Year 7's 21/03/2024

Today our Year 7's were wowed by the fantastic MGA Team, who, proudly working in collaboration with BAE Systems, The Royal Air Force, and The Royal Navy to delivered an engaging theatre roadshow celebrating STEM.

Aligned to the National Curriculum, this fully funded offering included a 50-minute performance to inspire and engage our Year 7 students to STEM with the theme Electricity.

This highly interactive show explored what electricity is and how we generate it. Pupils and teachers were amazing amazed by some of the 'shocking' demonstrations some literally breathless' by the end of the show.

19th March - Employability Ready Year 10 and Year 12

Year 10's and Year 12's Employability Ready Day at Melksham Oak Community School.

19TH March 2024

280 students were put to the test, sharpened their employability readiness and rotated across a mock assessment, Psychometric Tests, Team activities and Mock Interview along with CV and employability workshops.

None of this could be possible without our incredible 45 employer volunteers… massive thanks to each and every one of you.

Year 7 Workshop 

Year 7's today engaged in a workshop cracking secret codes, using Maths skills in a 'Who's the Hacker' activity, led by the Army.

Year 8 Stem Day 2024

Year 8 STEM experience day Melksham Oak Community School  on 12th March 2024
219 students rotated through business insight sessions and activities including building Rockets, cars, and tremendous aerospace inventions.

With massive thanks to all our wonderful employers and ambassadors from Army, RAF, DEFRA, MOD, TESLA, RSGB, IOT and volunteer AI experts.

National Apprenticeship Week 2024

On 30th Jan, students of Melksham Oak Community School across years 7-13 engaged in a whole school rotation of Apprenticeship insights- inspired by local employers and apprentices.

Thank you to all who made this possible to educate and inspire.

Gemma Matthews, Wiltshire Council, British Army, Wiltshire College & University Centre, Mander Duffill, Dick Lovett, Great Western Railway (GWR), Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust

Employability Ready and Next Steps Events 2023

Term 1 Post 16 events for Year 11's

Multi provider assemblies and stands over a 3 week period - With Thanks to Melksham Oak 6th Form, Wiltshire College, Bath College, Ask Apprenticeships, UTC, New College Swindon, BTC, BCFC, Access Creative, Boomsatsuma, and Multiple Training providers.

Year 9 Careers In DT

Melksham Oak hosted a Careers Day for Year 9's on 23rd Jan helping students get inspired for their forthcoming DT option subjects; looking at careers in DT subjects Food Preparation and Nutrition; Product Design; Engineering; Textiles; and Child Development.

Local Employers ran speed workshops giving students insights into career pathways.

Post 18 Options Day 12 Sept 2023

Year 13 students of Melksham Oak embarked on an afternoon exploring Post 18 options, applications and employability skills. All students engaged in an interactive speed style interview with university, apprenticeship, skills providers and institutions.