Our employer partners periodically host visits to their workplaces by groups of students, who get a chance to meet employees and ask questions. Volunteers and students then get to work on a challenge that gives a flavour of what the organisation does.
Delight are a charity based in Surrey who work in partnership with primary schools. They run a range of arts-based and literacy programmes such as 'Delight in Shakespeare' and 'Delight in Watts' to engage young people in many forms of literacy. They are using the Skills Builder framework to support their delivery team, encourage longer-term impact by signposting teachers to resources and measure how their programmes support students to develop the essential skills of Creativity and Staying Positive.
How they use the Skills Builder Framework
Explicit and consistent use of language from Framework
Connecting with partners around common skills
Audit of existing programme content
Assessment of programme impact
Reflection with learners on programme experience
Training for delivery team
Additional offer to schools (e.g. Hub resources)
Increase specificity and focus within programme (e.g. refer to specific steps, rather than whole skill)
Measuring learner baseline to differentiate programme/intervention
Sharing best practice with other skills-building organisations
Development or co-creation of new content