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IMPACT REPORT2021

It has been a breakthrough year for the Skills Builder Partnership.

Educators

432
schools and colleges in Partnership
11,018
teachers trained
187,783
students
75%
UK secondary schools & colleges reached by Partnership
We take a combined approach to building the capacity of primary, secondary, and special schools, and colleges, to develop the essential skills of their students. To do this, we offer three things:
Training and strategy
Teaching resources
Employer links
The impact for educators
+0.93
steps’ progress per year
Schools using our digital resources including the Hub
+1.15
steps’ progress per year
Schools using the Accelerator programme
+1.21
steps’ progress per year
Schools on second / subsequent years of Accelerator

Impact organisations

151
impact organisations
32
approved programmes
1,215,324
opportunities delivered
We work with impact organisations to build their capacity to fully adopt and embed the Skills Builder approach in their work in three main areas:
Programme design
Impact measurement
Staff training
The impact for organisations
91%
of organisations
were very satisfied with their experience as part of the Partnership
98%
of organisations
were very satisfied with the training and support received
75%
of organisations
of impact organisations see being a member as being important to achieving their mission
Our partner organisations

Employers

98
employer partners
36
working towards Excellence Standards
57
providing volunteers
53
supporting Collective Impact
Our approach with employers is focused on collaborating to build capacity by embedding the Skills Builder approach across three broad areas:
Education outreach
Recruitment
Staff training
The impact for employers
4.7/5
overall satisfaction
of employee volunteers
4.5/5
overall satisfaction
of employee volunteers that volunteering had boosted their understanding essential skills
100%
of employees
on our training saw essential skills as important for their future
Our employer partners
Our funders

Products & Individuals

4
Skills Builder products in 2021-21
65,504
active learners in 2020-21
62
countries reached in 2020-21
We've developed a suite of online tools for building essential skills in any context:
Skills Builder Hub
The Skills Builder Hub lets schools and colleges to build their essential skills wherever they are.
Home Learning Zone
The Home Learning Zone provides activities that children can complete with their parents and carers.
Skills Builder Benchmark
Skills Builder Benchmark is a tool to support individual self-reflection on their essential skills.
Skills Builder Launchpad
Skills Builder Launchpad supports individuals to build their own essential skills.
The impact
92%
of impact organisations
rate the Skills Builder Hub as 4 or 5 / 5
78%
of Skills Leaders
saw a high impact from the Home Learning Zone
91%
of Skills Leaders
saw a high impact from the Hub learning resources