Young people need to be proficient in the eight essential skills in order to thrive at every level - from the classroom, to the lecture hall, to the boardroom.
To truly equip young people for the future, we must build these skills explicitly and link them to the world of work and higher education.
“ A well structured and well delivered challenge - our students have enjoyed it and been engaged throughout. It's been great to see some of the quieter students grow in confidence. ”
Year 12 Teacher,
South Nottinghamshire Academy
“ Today really made me think, it was the first time I’ve ever focused on non-subject related skills in this way. It’s made me realise that I’m better at some of these things than I thought. ”
Year 13 student,
Queen's Park High School
Becoming a Member allows you to benefit from the Skills Builder Framework and simple activities to support building essential skills.
Our team of outstanding qualified teachers help your staff to build their confidence in teaching essential skills and supporting their students’ progress.
Our punchy 10-minute video activities are perfect for tutor time. We also provide a wide range of printable resources to help your learners build essential skills.
although funded memberships may be available
Becoming a Partner means getting access to our complete range of projects, events and resources, working closely with our team of teachers to develop a comprehensive approach to building skills.
Our team of outstanding qualified teachers help your staff to build their confidence in teaching essential skills and supporting students’ progress. We will work closely to integrate skills education into your curriculum.
Challenge Days provide an exciting and engaging way for students across a class, a year group or even the whole college to work together and use their essential skills in a real-life context.
Price varies with options
South Nottinghamshire Academy have been working with us since 2015, and are keen to ensure students across the school have opportunities to work creatively and collaboratively whilst using their essential skills. They run a Partner School programme which includes teacher training on how to use and embed the Framework, Challenge Days, and Trips to local employers.
Students from Year 12 recently took part in a Challenge Day focused on building their Leadership and Teamwork skills through setting up their very own political parties.
Year 12 students also went on a Trip to local employer Eversheds, one of the world’s largest corporate law firms, to tour the workplace and develop Problem Solving and Presenting skills by arguing cases.
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