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.
Potential Plus UK aim to enable children of all ages with high learning potential to grow in confidence, thrive and achieve social, emotional and academic fulfilment. They offer a variety of programmes to achieve this including training for parents and teachers, and events and courses for students. They have started using the Skills Builder framework to audit their existing programmes and add further rigour around skill development. They are also interested in engaging parents in this process in the future.
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