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Chesterton Primary School
Civil Service Cambridge
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Chesterton Primary School
From Cambridegshire, Chesterton Primary school has been working with Enabling Enterprise since 2015 to develop a set of eight Essential Skills in their students. Over the years, students across the whole school have been developing their Essential Skills through Lesson-Time Projects as well as Challenge Days and Trips to Employers.
Civil Service Cambridge
The Civil Service helps the government of the day develop and implement its policies as effectively as possible. These offices include The Department for Local Government, Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs (HMRC) and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.
Positive Performance
The teams spent the first part of the challenge conducting some crucial research by interviewing volunteers about their roles, responsibilities and how they use Aiming High and Teamwork skills in their day-to-day jobs. They then went on an exciting tour which sparked their imagination for their project: to plan a new reward scheme for the employees of their host. They needed to aim high in their teams to make sure they could identify key goals and effective rewards. The volunteers were able to help them through this research stage with further interviews and examples from their personal experience. The day was rounded off by performance management meetings where the teams introduced staff to the new reward scheme and the volunteers identified the scheme they would like to see implemented.
The children were from two different classes but I am really impressed how well they worked with each other.
Teacher, Chesterton Primary School
I was amazed how well the children listened to each other's ideas in such a mature manner. They showed great collaboration.
Volunteer, Civil Service Cambridge
In our team, we used our imagination and combined our ideas to design our reward system.
Year 4 Student, Chesterton Primary School