National Literacy Trust are an independent charity dedicated to giving disadvantaged children the literacy skills they need to succeed.
They run a programme called “Words for Work” designed for Key Stage 3 and post-16 students which challenges the inequality in employment opportunities for young people, giving them the communication skills they need to be successful in the workplace.
How did they use the Skills Builder Framework?
The National Literacy Trust has used the Framework on its Key Stage 3 Words for Work programme, to track students’ progress in five skills: Teamwork, Listening, Presenting, Aiming High and Staying Positive. Teachers have completed a baseline and end-of-programme assessment on these five skills for the students taking part in the programme.
What's been the impact of using the Framework?
The National Literacy Trust has found the teacher skills assessment using the Framework a useful way to see if the programme is working. It allows them to see if Words for Work is having the desired impact on young people’s essential skills.
How do they plan to use the Framework in the future?
The National Literacy Trust is keen to continue using the Framework in the Key Stage 3 Words for Work programme and to start using the Framework in the post-16 programme in order to track the skill progress of the students taking part.