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.
Smart School Councils is a teacher-led charity that works with 360 schools across the UK. It provides schools with an embedded, whole-school approach to participation. Using digital tools, every pupil is involved and engaged through short, regular and pupil-led meetings. In joining the Skills Builder Partnership, the charity aim to gain a deeper understanding of the programme's impact on student skills and to help inform programme design.
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