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Claremont Primary School
Department for Education (Manchester)
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Claremont Primary School
Since January 2014, Claremont Primary School in Manchster have been working with Enabling Enterprise to develop the essential skills of children from Reception to Year 6. Back in school, students have experienced Lesson-time projects and whole-school Challenge Days. Outside of the classroom, teams of studnets from Years 3-6 have built their aspirations through Business Trips to organisations across Greater Manchester and beyond.
Department for Education (Manchester)
The Department for Education is responsible for children’s services and education, including higher and further education policy, apprenticeships and wider skills in England. The department is also home to the Government Equalities Office. They work to provide children’s services and education that ensure opportunity is equal for all, no matter what their background or family circumstances. DfE is a ministerial department, supported by 17 agencies and public bodies.
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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.
Students meet with the team to learn all about how the DfE attracts new teachers.Volunteers support students as they prepare for their final presentations.
Fantastic ideas to help the DfE reward great employees.
What a great day. We didn't have anything like this when we were younger and there's such a gap between school and the workplace. It's great that children now get this chance.
Volunteer, Civil Service
I'm really proud of what we've done today. My team were calm, we made decisions and e worked really well together.
Student, Claremont Primary