• AIM: •
The Kingdown Business Community Partnership
To co-ordinate and introduce effective systems and practices to increase the quality and quantity of business and community links.
To collate information about the good practice going on in Kingdown in developing partnerships with business, the community and outside agencies.
To encourage teams to develop links with a view to broadening the delivery of the curriculum
To ensure that appropriate teams receive information coming into school about potential partnership opportunities and initiatives.
To encourage teams to share contacts wherever appropriate.
To develop a culture in the school; which appreciates and values links with business and the community.
To provide a work related curriculum for KS4
Focus on developing a support system that saves time and improves the quality and quantity of the schools business and community links
What are the benefits of Whole School Business Community Links?
Students • • • • • • • To raise the level of achievement and motivation of pupils. To allow pupils to develop knowledge, skills and understanding set in the context of the world of work. Encourage pupils to become creative, enterprising and entrepreneurial Promote citizenship Helps pupils make an informed choice about further education, training and employment. Gives them first hand experience of the work place Increases their self esteem and motivation
Departmental benefits • • • • Improving teaching and learning Resources Expertise Curriculum development
Pastoral • • Mentoring support Work Related Curriculum
Extra curricular • Widens opportunities
Individual staff • • Personal and professional development Threshold evidence
School • • • • • To develop a culture in the school, which appreciates and values links with business and the community Raising standards Raises profile in the community Specialist status A better understanding of issues facing business and the community
Government Wide range of policies, initiatives and new courses requiring closer links with business and the community. • • • • • • • • Vocational courses Citizenship Enterprise education Work related curriculum Economic Well Being Every Child Matters Initiatives such as the 14-19 Pathfinder and 14-16 Increased Flexibility Programme Ofsted Inspections are increasingly focused on school links with business and the community NB: Focus on developing a support system that saves time and improves the quality of the school, business, and community links.
DEFINITIONS agreed by DfES, OFSTED and QCA
Work-related learning is defined as planned activity that uses work as a
context for learning. It involved learning 'through' work contexts, 'about' work and working practices, or 'for' work by developing personal attributes and employability skills. It is and 'umbrella term' which describes a broad range of activities for learners of all ages and includes developing awareness of the local and broader economy, applications to work of national curriculum and other subjects and learning, and careers education. It connects learners' understanding of the role of active citizen with awareness of the economy.
Work-related programmes aim to offer learners experiences of a
working environment and to develop knowledge, understanding, skill and attitudes relevant to their employability. The term work-related programme may be used when referring to curriculum, structure, time, cost, mentoring, and career guidance as broad and necessary features of the arrangements made. Learners in schools and colleges may also participate in activities such as mini-enterprises and industry days.
Vocational courses give an appreciation of the occupations available in a
specific sector. They develop the skills, knowledge and understanding required either to prepare students for employment or to enable them to progress to further education and training in that sector. These forms of workrelated learning may lead to a nationally accredited course or qualification.
Work experience may be defined as 'a placement on employer's premises
in which a pupil carries out a particular task or duty, or a range of tasks and duties, more or less as would an employee', but with the emphasis on the learning aspects of the experience. It provides opportunities for learning about the skills and personal qualities, careers, roles and structures that exist within a workplace or company. Students gain insights into, and experience of, personal responsibilities, competencies, key skills and tasks within workplace.
Work-based learning/routes describe learning and training in
vocational, occupational or general areas by people employed, or based 6
largely, at a workplace, e.g. Foundation and Advanced Modern Apprenticeships. Apprentices and trainees develop and consolidate their skills and abilities through supervised tasks, training, mentoring and learning while at work. Work-based learning is often accompanied by vocationally specific courses.
Enterprise education seeks to develop young people's enterprise
capability to handle uncertainty and respond positively to change, to create and implement new ideas and new ways of doing things, to make reasonable risk/reward assessments and act on them.
STRATEGIES FOR DEVELOPING NEW BUSINESS / COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS
School Business Community Links Database
Contact WRL Coordinator
Located on School Network – Desktop
Located in staff workroom
Contact numbers and details in school business community partnership staff information booklet
School website and newsletters used to raise parents awareness of good practice and existing support gained from school community partnerships.
Identify Possible Link organization Could provide useful links, support you in developing and planning link, and even funds for cost of link (eg supply cover)
Talk to school contact with your identified organization
Questionnaires sent out to parents via mail shot, newsletter and electronic questionnaire on school website
If school contact supports your proposal contact company.
Kevin Murphy will forward returns to relevant departments
EDUCATION-BUSINESS COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP SUPPORT ORGANISATIONS & RESOURCES
Education Business Plus Achievers International Asdan
Barnados Business Incentive Scheme Business in the Community Business dynamics Business link for Wiltshire and Berkshire Boots Plc
www.barnardos.org.uk/supportus/ fundraise/schools/bis.jsp www.bitc.org.uk
British Association for the Advancement of Science Centre for Education & Industry, including: NatWest Financial Literacy Centre The Post Office Education Service Changemakers
www.warwick.ac.uk/cei www.natwestf2f.com www.consignia.com
Consumer Education Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) Careers Research Advisory Centre (CRAC) Community Service Volunteers Connexions Service Co-operative College
CREST - Awards for Creativity in Science and Technology Data
DTI – Social Enterprise Unit DfES, including site for education business links
www.dti.gov.uk/ socialenterprise/index.htm www.dfes.gov.uk www.dfes.gov.uk/ebnet
The Duke of www.theaward.org Edinburgh Award Scheme
Economics & Business Education Association Engineering Education Scheme Young Engineers for Britain Enterprise Insight Entredu.com
www.enterpriseinsight.co.uk www.starttalkingideas.org www.Entredu.com
Face 2 Face with Finance Financial Services Authority Farming and Countryside Education Gifted & Talented Youth – the National Academy Groundwork Trust Increased Flexibility Support Programme Industry in Education
Industrial Society www.indsoc.co.uk/ Education Institute for Citizenship Institute of Financial Services Institute of Physics Learning and Skills Development Agency Mathematics Enhancement Programme (MEP) Mindscreen www.citizen.org.uk
National www.nebpn.org Education Business Partnership Network National www.nfte.co.uk Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship Ofsted www.ofsted.gov.uk
Pfeg Personal Finance Education Group ProShare Student investor
Royal Society of Chemistry Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Science and Engineering Ambassadors (SEAs) SETNET Also, SETPOINTS ShellLiveWIRE
Co-ordinated through STEMNET www.stemnet.org.uk www.stemnet.org.uk
Tel. 0845 757 3252 www.shell-livewire.org
Scotland Information from enterprise work
www.academyofenterprise.org www.getintoenterprise.com www.strath.ac.uk/enterprisingcareers www.technology.com
Technology Insight Teachernet
The Biochemical Engineering Education Scheme The Red Box
The Small Firms Enterprise Development Initiative
The Technology Enhancement Programme The Work Foundation Trident Trust
Young Enterprise www.young-enterprise.org.uk
Vocational Learning XL (The Prince’s Trust)
WILTSHIRE AND SWINDON EDUCATION BUSINESS PLUS
Formed in 2001, Education Business Plus (EBPlus) is a strategic partnership organisation operating across Wiltshire and Swindon with a focus on developing the employability of young people through promoting and supporting work related learning and education business links. For the academic year 2003/04 funding is focused on supporting KS4 block work
experience, professional development placements for teachers, enterprise education and engaging employers in education business links. They offer schools advice on • • • • • • • developing policies and good practice for working with business range of providers able to respond to delivering needs provide re-organised and accredited programmes and services that will fit into National Curriculum and key skills contracts with companies and business personnel support for management and leadership in schools through Professional Development Placements student placements in business as part of the block placement scheme and extended placement schemes advice on setting up mentoring schemes and a training package for Mentors
Contact: Maureen Breeze Wiltshire and Swindon Education Business Plus Tel/Fax: 0845 456 8397 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Mary Flitton for teacher placements 01249 701717
email@example.com An enterprise programme, which allows students to form a small company and import and export locally, manufactured products to and from a foreign partner group. 2 Wellington Square
Ayr South Ayrshire Scotland KA7 1EN.
www.asdan.co.uk The Award Scheme Development and Accreditation Network, offers a range of programmes for all abilities age 11-25. A blend of activity-based curriculum enrichment with framework for development. ASDAN, Wainbrook House, Hudds Vale Road, St. George, Bristol, BS5 7HY Tel : (0117) 9411126 | Fax : (0117) 9351112 | Email : firstname.lastname@example.org Area Co-ordinator Telephone Address Email Andrew Cox (0117) 9543974 ASDAN, Wainbrook House, Hudds Vale Road, St. George, Bristol, BS5 7HY email@example.com
Regional Co-ordinator Telephone Address Regional Co-ordinator Telephone Address
Caroline Corkrum (01783) 491591 Swindon College, Aistone Unit, Regent Circus, Swindon, SN1 1PT Terry Moon (01761) 412198 Fosseway School, Longfellow Road, Midsomer Norton, Bath, BA3 4BL
www.bbc.co.uk/learning Look at the sections on: Economics (leading to Personal Finance); Work and Business.
Barnados Business Incentive Scheme
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The Business Incentive Scheme offers students an opportunity to experience running a business enterprise whilst helping other young people at the same time. It provides an opportunity to put their learning into practice and achieve key skills.
Business in the Community
www.bitc.org.uk Business in the Community is an independent charity with 700 member companies committed to continually improving their positive impact on society. 189 member companies are involved in leadership teams that develop responsible business practice. Member companies employ over 15.7 million people in over 200 countries worldwide. In the UK members employ over 1 in 5 of the private sector workforce. 70% of member companies have identified education as an essential focus for their community investment. Business in the Community inspires companies to become involved or to increase the quality of their involvement in education. They achieve this through participating in activities such as national Seeing is Believing visits, publishing case studies and supporting Business in the Community’s award schemes that celebrate examples of best practice. Conferences are organised on key educational issues. Examples of work with Education include: Pupil Mentoring This is a national mentoring programme involving secondary school pupils and business leaders, who are both thoroughly trained and committed to the programme. Pupil mentoring provides specialist support for youngsters which otherwise may not be available, as well as providing positive role-models from the business community. This programme also contributes to the professional and personal development of the mentors, resulting in employee motivation and satisfaction. There is also the opportunity to build good links with a potential workforce. Training is vital and lasts approximately half a day. The programme commitment is one year, meeting usually fortnightly or by agreement.
E-mentoring Involves the communication via email of business volunteers and pupils. It is quick to organise, time and cost-effective. Workwise This is a self-contained course designed to help students age 14 and above enhance personal skills and self-knowledge for the world of work. It takes place either on business or school premises and the delivery can be fitted around other commitments. The programme helps students prepare for interviews and the world of work. Furthermore, it provides positive role models from the business community and allows students to be tutored by people with experience of business. Delivery models are flexible. Courses have been run through ten weekly lessons of two hours, or through a focused two-day event. Workwise is a national campaign. For more information, contact Peter.Thompson@bitc.org.uk Skills4IT E-skills4industry, a public/private sector partnership led by Deloitte & Touche, was launched in September 2001. The programme provides a course of structured IT training and work experience to 16-17 year-olds. It is specifically designed for young people who have chosen to follow a non-academic route, and who are at greatest risk of unemployment or under-employment. It will give them the skills, qualifications and experience that are needed to secure entry-level jobs in IT. It combines classroom training with project work, work experience and job placements. From September 2003 the programme is being extended to other areas of the country. For more information, contact Linsey Green, e-skills4industry Project Manager on 0207 303 3087 or firstname.lastname@example.org
www.businessdynamics.org.uk Enterprise House 59-65 Upper Ground London SE1 9PQ Telephone: 020 7620 0735 Facsimile: 020 7928 0578 Email: email@example.com businessdynamics (previously known as Understanding Industry) was founded in 1977 by 3i, Europe’s leading venture-capital company. It is a business education and enterprise charity that aims to bring business to life for young people. They take students into companies and take people from companies to students. Volunteers from companies introduce students, aged 14-19 years, to the opportunities and challenges of business as well as improving their key skills in preparation for the world of work. This is done through a variety of interactive programmes that complement the curriculum. For example: Key Skills: These one-day programmes, designed for 14-16 year olds, aim to improve numeracy, team working, problem solving, and communications skills.
Business Awareness: These one or two-day interactive programmes consist of a number of tailored seminars that give 16-19 year old students an understanding of business and its crucial role in the economy. Participating students gain a practical understanding of key areas such as sales and marketing, human resources, management and design, and information technology. There is also the potential for themed Business Awareness programmes in specific industry sectors. In 2002 this programme reached 33,000 students throughout the UK, with more than 8,000 volunteers from 1,800 companies going into schools.
Blue Skies Blue Skies is a Road Show that visits cities throughout the UK, designed for 14-15 year olds and 16-19 year olds. The show lasts one and a half hours (starting at 10am and 1pm) and brings successful entrepreneurs face to face with would-be entrepreneurs in an event that combines a business game show, quizzes and music. Using mulitmedia, live music, wide-screen video, VJ & DJ, Britain's young entrepreneurs showcase their businesses, with live film footage and music incorporated into each presentation. The interactive TV-style Game Show focuses on entrepreneurs, their businesses and the key business skills required for success. Each student leaves with a bag of relevant information and music from the show. E-business challenge A team of students is enabled to create an idea for an e-commerce venture, learn how to develop it into a business plan and then pitch the idea to an expert panel. Conferences in Paris provides a forum for students to discuss key issues with inspirational business leaders.
www.businesslinkberksandwilts.co.uk Website of business Link for Wiltshire and Berkshire with a wealth of information regarding business.
Mary Brittain Community Investment D31 Building Nottingham NG90 4SR Tel: 0115 9594219 Fax: 0115 9492120 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org The Boots Learning Store is a new web site with a focus on science, healthcare and well-being. The site contains interactive curricula modules for students of all ages on topics ranging from complementary medicine to sun protection, head lice to sex education. There is also a parents' section providing health information. Resources include comprehensive teachers' notes, which are available to copy, and executable files, which can be downloaded onto school computer networks. Boots offers work experience placements too.
British Association for the Advancement of Science
www.britassoc.org.uk The British Association for the Advancement of Science has developed a 'First Investigators' Club Award where young people receive awards for science projects.
Centre for Education & Industry
www.warwick.ac.uk/cei The Centre for Education and Industry (CEI) was established in 1987 at the University of Warwick, to support the study and dissemination of information and experience of education - business collaboration. It offers research, teaching, consultancy and evaluation services for government departments, business and education, nationally and internationally. Areas of interest include:
• • •
The work-related curriculum including work experience, teacher placements, enterprise and work-based learning; Vocational education, training and qualifications; The role of education in economic development.
CEI offers Quality Awards for Work experience and Work-Related Learning. The website includes details of publications and resources. Also based in CEI: • The NatWest Financial Capability Centre, (www.natwestf2f.com) a centre for research and development in financial capability. NatWest Face 2 Face With Finance; a programme of practical, active learning experiences to help schools, in partnership with specially trained NatWest staff, teach personal money management and enterprise skills within the curriculum. Free support from NatWest staff and materials. For further details contact: Kelvyn Curry, NatWest Financial Capability Centre Tel: 024 7652 4234 Fax: 024 7657 2901 Email: email@example.com
www.changemakers.org.uk Changemakers organize projects with a very strong community link, so longer projects. Email info@changemakers>org.uk
This site is in development, but contains worksheets, resources, teaching suggestions, quizzes and links of relevance to enterprise education. See pages on Shopping - and sub-sections on advertising and food and Money.
Construction Industry Training Board (CITB)
CITB provides a range of materials and support for young people and teachers relating to the use of construction as a context for learning. Curriculum projects support the curriculum, especially design and technology, but also science, mathematics, literacy and numeracy. The age range covered includes 5-19 year olds. Initial contact should be through regional contacts (see website). Local Contact : Apprenticeships: Grants: Education Dept: 02380 623823 02380 623831 02380 623828
Careers Research Advisory Centre (CRAC)
www.crac.org.uk CRAC has over 35 years experience of forging links between business and education and is at the centre of an extensive network of businesses, professional organisations, government departments and educational institutions, committed to and engaged in lifelong learning and career development. CRAC programmes, conferences and publications offer expertise, experience and frameworks for development to individuals and organisations. There is a charge for membership. Address: CRAC Sheraton House Castle Park Cambridge CB3 OAX Tel: tel:01223 460277 fax:01223 311708 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Service Volunteers
www.csv.org.uk CSV works with Barclays Bank in linking Community partners, schools and colleges in order to run programmes with a social goal. Often the activities are extra curricular and after-school and provide students with the skills necessary to plan, organise and set up a Community enterprise.
www.connexions.gov.uk Offers a range of guidance and support for 13-19 year olds to help make the transition to adult life a smooth one
Co-operative College www.learntoco-operate.ac.uk
The Co-operative College supports teachers involved in Co-operative Learning and offers copyright-free learning materials that can be customised.
CREST - Awards for Creativity in Science and Technology
For the South West Region contact: John Trickett Wessex Setpoint Division of Access & Continuing Studies University of Bath Claverton Down Bath. BA2 7AY 24
Tel. 01225 826930 Fax. 01225 386427 E-mail: email@example.com
CREST is a project-based award scheme for secondary-age students. It aims to recognise and accredit students' achievements in science, engineering and technology. The CREST Awards are offered by BA (British Association for the Advancement of Science), a nationwide organisation with an open membership, dedicated to the communication and appreciation of science. CREST aims to motivate and encourage students of all ages and abilities, by:
allowing students to explore their own ideas and interests within science developing problem-solving skills; helping to bridge the gap between science in the classroom and the "real world", preparing students for the world of work;
providing a focus for the development of Key Skills; encouraging links between schools and industry using a mentoring scheme;
enhancing the delivery of the National Curriculum.
Students have the opportunity to display their work, demonstrate their communication skills, and compete for prizes at both regional and national levels. CREST Awards are available at three different levels: • Bronze - requires at least ten hours of work on the project, usually in KS3. • Silver - requires around 40 hours of project work, and is typically done by students at GCSE. Silver projects should have an industrial link where possible, as this encourages students to see the real-life applications of their work.
Gold - Gold awards should take around 100 hours, and are typically done by students at A-Level. Students must be linked with a mentor in industry or Higher Education. Gold projects can be done in conjunction with Nuffield Bursaries or the Engineering Education Scheme. These schemes provide students with project ideas and mentors.
www.data.org.uk Data enables young people to design and make products, demonstrating their inventiveness and creativity through design and technology challenges or mini-enterprise activities.
www.designcouncil.org.uk With the support of the Design Council, students can become involved in projects or activities linked to design and technology which are aimed at stimulating creativity and inspiring enterprise through project work.
DTI – Social Enterprise Unit
www.berr.gov.uk DTI’s Social Enterprise Unit (SEnU) has responsibility for carrying forward the government’s strategy in tackling a wide range of social and environmental issues. A recent publication by the DTI, "Social Enterprise; a strategy for success" maybe found on this site. This substantial document defines the government view of social enterprise and the associated strategic vision.
Department for Education and Skills (DfES)
www.dfes.gov.uk This site contains information and links relating to education business of which the following are examples: www.dfes.gov.uk/ebnet information on education business links for teachers, students and business. Includes a download centre, with Learning and Skills Council up-dates, reviews and surveys. www.standards.dfes.gov.uk information on business and enterprise, including downloads, such as exemplar units, teachers’ guide, contact details booklet of ideas, schemes of work for Key Stage 4 Citizenship.
DfES School Business Links Team: Tel. 0207 925 5725 See also www.teachernet.gov.uk - information on working with business
The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme
www.theaward.org The Duke of Edinburgh Award aims to introduce young people to purposeful enterprise through a series of challenges. These may be physical, often require residence away from home and require substantial commitment.
Economics and Business Education Association
www.ebea.org.uk 1a Keymer Road Hassocks BN6 8AD Tel 01273 846033
Engineering Education Scheme
www.thescheme.org.uk For further information about activities in the South west (including Swindon LEA and Wiltshire) contact: Andy Atkinson, Regional Director Tel: 01752 232360 Fax: 01752 233505 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org The Engineering Education Scheme (England) is an activity of the Engineering Development Trust, together with Headstart and Year in Industry. These schemes form part of the Royal Academy of Engineering's Best programme. The aim is to help students make more informed career decisions through a better understanding of engineering as a profession. A professional engineer from a link company works with a team of up to four high ability Year 12 students, and their teacher, for 5-6 months on a real engineering problem. The Scheme provides a launch, a residential university workshop and a celebration and assessment day. Student’s experience: problem solving; team working; project management; presentation; and other key skills. Annually about 1100 students participate in the Scheme. Teacher professional development is also offered, including a route for accreditation with the College of Teachers.
Young Engineers for Britain
www.youngeng.org The competition showcases the wealth of innovation and creativity amongst 11 to 19-year-olds in UK schools and colleges. Contact: Young Engineers Chitlee Manor Liphook 28
Hampshire GU30 7AZ Tel: 01428 727265 Email: email@example.com Fax: 01428 727988
www.enterpriseinsight.co.uk www.starttalkingideas.org Enterprise Insight is a business-led partnership backed by government. It brings together all those organisations engaged in raising awareness and improving understanding of enterprise and entrepreneurship among young people. Its aim is to promote opportunities for young people to find out what enterprise is about and to develop the entrepreneurial skills that will benefit them through life. It provides information on events, business ambassadors, resources, and research. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel 020 7395 8120
What is Entredu.com? The Entredu.com website is the outcome of a Leonardo da Vinci European Union programme involving partners from Finland, Austria, Norway, the Republic of Ireland and the UK. It contains classifications of Enterprise Education literature, policies and programmes from the partner countries and others. Enterprise Education literature
Examples range from the mid-80s to present day and include Germany and Sweden, in addition to the partner countries. The literature focuses on: starting up a business; understanding about business and entrepreneurship as well as helping people to become more enterprising. Enterprise Education programmes Examples can be found from the 1970s to the present day in the partner countries and others, from under 6 years to higher, adult and teacher education. The aims of the programmes range from starting up a business, to understanding about business and entrepreneurship, to helping people to become more enterprising. There are a variety of types of programmes including, for example setting up a business; business simulations; workshops; games and competitions. For whom is Entredu.com intended? Teachers and trainers, researchers and academics and policy makers are the intended users of the website, although others working to support the development of Enterprise Education at all levels will also find it useful. For more information contact Judi Cotton at the Durham Business School Tel:0191334 5441 .
Face 2 Face with Finance
www.natwestf2f.com A series of modules developed and run with support from the Royal Bank of Scotland and Nat West banks. The aim is to increase students' financial capability, for example through an enterprising approach to starting up and running a business or community enterprise.
Financial Services Authority
FSA offers educational resources for KS2, KS3, and KS4 in financial capability. Also leaflets and web site with curriculum planning tool. Contact: Steve Stillwell Tel: 020 7066 4516 Email: steve.Stillwell@fsa.gov.uk
Farming and Countryside Education
This scheme enables school and college students to learn about food, farming, and environmental and rural issues by means of a variety of interesting and imaginative activities. Contact: The National Development Officer Farming and Countryside Education National Agricultural Centre Stoneleigh Park Warwickshire CV8 2LZ Tel: 024 7685 3089
GETSET - Girls Entering Tomorrow's Science, Engineering and Technology
Initiative, administered by the BA CREST Awards, which offers girls aged 1314, the opportunity to take part in a day of practical problem-solving challenges in Science, Engineering and Technology. Organised locally by SETPOINTS. For more information, contact your local SETPOINT or the BA.
Gifted and Talented Youth – the National Academy
The academy is working with Goldmann Sachs on a project and talented in Business and Enterprise. Contact: Ceri Morgan The National Academy for Gifted and Talented Youth The University of Warwick Coventry CV4 7AL Tel. 024 7657 4213
www.groundwork.org.uk The Groundwork Trust focuses on environmental conservation. It aims to provide education linked to sustainable development, encouraging students to work with local businesses and other organisations in order to initiate environmental improvement projects.
Increased Flexibility Support Programme
www.vocationallearning.org.uk The Increased Flexibility Support programme is funded by the DfES and managed by the Learning and Skills Development Agency (LSDA). It aims to support schools and colleges in developing the work-related curriculum for 1416 year olds. It offers conferences, workshops, in-house consultancy, regional networks and resources.
The website includes the Newsletter, details of all support services and a databank of staff-development, teaching and learning materials. For those new to work-related learning, there are Industry Information packs. For further information, contact the helpline: Tel. 0870 8080
Institute for Citizenship
This website provides access to Key Stage 4 citizenship material, including: Economic Citizenship, Work Matters, Consuming Passions. These are set out in well structured lesson plans, using a good range of enterprising teaching approaches and raising a wide range of finance issues. The resources are free and can be downloaded from the website, or ordered through the Institute for Citizenship, 62 Marylebone High Street, London W1U 5HZ (0207 935 4777, or email@example.com).
Industry in Education
http://home.btclick.com/iie The main focus is the promotion of mutual understanding between education and industry, particularly in the areas of educational policy and in the transfer of business skills into education. Contact: Industry in Education 11 Beaumont Gate Shenley Hill Radlett Herts WD7 7AR Tel: 01923 853870 Fax: 01923 853958 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Industrial Society Education
www.indsoc.co.uk/ The Industrial Society Education has been one of the leading providers of skills development in schools and colleges for over twenty years. Briefly their work has two main aims. The first is to improve the standards of leadership within schools and the second is to improve the skills development and employability of 14-19 year olds. They train staff and governors, as well as do a great deal of work in schools and colleges throughout the UK and overseas. One of the key purposes of their activity is to encourage value added, practical partnerships between education and the world of work. Their Youth programme offers experiential learning through half-day, one-day or two-day conferences. These are run in schools throughout the UK, developing a wide range of student skills, from the basic key skills to leadership and assertiveness. The conferences draw on best practice from business as they incorporate volunteers from the world of work acting as Team Facilitators with a group of young people. Last year alone they ran approximately 120 of these events across the country and influenced approximately 10,000 students. Industrial Society Education can help with: • • • • • • • work-related learning; preparation for work experience; leadership development for senior students; Team building for year groups or subject groups; delivery of work-related aspects of citizenship curriculum; delivery of a key skills programme; developing links with employers.
For details of activities in London the South of England: Tel: 020 7930 5914
Institute of Financial Services
www.ifslearning.com Offer a Certificate in Financial Studies for KS5, with on line assessment, resources and business partners; piloted 2002-3 hopes to roll out 2003-4. Contact: IFS IFS House 4-9 Burgate Lane Canterbury Kent CT1 2XJ Tel. 01227 818609
Institute of Physics
www.iop.org Physics at Work Exhibitions: Three-day events with presentations by industrial companies, held at locations throughout the UK, to show 14-16 years olds how physics relates to everyday life and its role in industry. Some of the exhibitions, Science at Work, and Primary Science at Work, are run in conjunction with other organisations. Contact: Institute of Physics 76 Portland Place London W1B 1NT UK Tel: 020 7470 4800 Fax: 020 7470 4848 Email: email@example.com
Learning and Skills Development Agency have a very useful site
with resources for schools and other links. www.vocationallearning.org.uk
Mathematics Enhancement Programme (MEP)
www.ex.ac.uk/cimt/ Initiative funded by the Gatsby Technical Education Project that is developing schemes of work for secondary mathematics and producing resource materials which relate mathematics to its applications in the outside world. The project aims to implement the recommendations of the Kassel Project, which monitors the mathematical progress of students in similar ability groups in countries in Europe, USA, Australia and Asia. Contact: Margaret Roddick Centre for Innovation in Mathematics Teaching University of Exeter Tel: 01392 217113 Fax: 01392 499398
www.mindscreen.com Mindscreen aims to develop an entrepreneurial spirit and create an educational environment that fosters the development of business and entrepreneurial skills.
National Education Business Partnership Network
Education Business Partnerships (EBPs) are a local resource for schools, colleges and employers. The National EBP Network is the national voice for EBPs in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. EBPs share a number of common goals: • to help improve student and teacher awareness of the world of work and the key skills requirements; • to raise the profile of the 'work related curriculum' with teachers in order to enrich student learning; to contribute to the raising of achievement by students through work related learning; • to help motivate students to see the value of lifelong learning, and of obtaining both academic and vocational qualifications, as well as key and life skills. EBPs work with employers to promote and embed the benefits to the company of working with education, particularly to enhance staff development.
National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship
Now in it’s third year in the UK, offers teacher training and resources. www.nfte.co.uk
www.ofsted.gov.uk The Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted) is a non-ministerial government department whose main aim is to help improve the quality and standards of education and childcare through independent inspection and regulation, and provide advice to the Secretary of State. Ofsted publications which may be of interest include: Learning to be enterprising: an evaluation of
enterprise learning at Key Stage 4. August 2004; 'Extending Work-related Learning at Key Stage 4'
Pfeg Personal Finance Education Group
Aims to help teachers develop financial capability in young people. Case studies, quality mark and teaching resources, including cultural diversity materials and KS4 Economic Citizenship teacher resource. Results of Excellence and Access project available summer 2003. Join database for updates. Contact: Pfeg Third Floor South Lector Court 151-153 Farrington Road London Tel 0207 833 2184 Fax 0207 833 1998 www.pfeg.org
ProShare Student Investor
Offers a resource pack and teacher’s handbook and the Challenge competition details. Contact: ProShare (UK) Ltd Centurain House 24 Monument Street London EC3R 8QA Tel. 020 7220 1730 www.ifsproshare.org
Royal Society of Chemistry
www.rsc.org/ and www.chemsoc.org/learnnet Contact: Dr. Colin Osborne Tel: 020 7437 8656 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org The RSC produces a wide range of curriculum resources for teachers and organizes Summer Schools, Industry Study Tours and Hands-on Symposia and Management Workshops. For students, the RSC provides free careers advice through its publications and the UK-wide Chemistry at Work exhibitions. It also runs a number of competitions such as the annual Top of the Bench competition and selects the UK representatives for the International Chemistry Olympiad. Chemistry At Work Exhibitions: Three-day events with presentations by industrial companies, held at locations throughout the UK, to show 14-16 years old how chemistry relates to everyday life, as-well as being used in industry. Website: www.Chemistry.rsc.org/rsc/educ.htm Fax: 020 7287 9825
Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA)
www.rospa.co.uk Contact: Customer Support Tel. 0121 248 2055 Email: email@example.com A leading body in its field, RoSPA promotes safety in all aspects of life: on the road, at home, near or in water, at leisure and at work. Available materials include educational publications including posters, activity and computer based resources, guidance documents and much more. Resources not only 39 Fax: 0870 777 2090
include teaching notes but also link safety to the curriculum, allowing educationalists to raise safety concepts into normal lesson planning.
Science and Engineering Ambassadors (SEAs)
Co-ordinated through SETNET: www.stemnet.org.uk Contact: Liz Willcocks, National Manager National SEA Team Tel. 020 7636 7705 SEAs or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Science and Engineering Ambassadors, or SEAs, were launched by the DfES and DTI in January 2002 by Lord Sainsbury and Baroness Ashton. The aim is to encourage more young people to understand the opportunities that a science, engineering or technology based career can offer them. Scientists, engineers and other technical people will be working with schools on a voluntary basis. Already 11 top companies have signed up to SEAs and many more are in the pipeline. Co-ordinated by SETNET, its successful network of 53 SETPOINTs working across the UK work directly with Ambassadors matching individuals with schools. The Government has committed an additional £600,000 a year to SEAs over the next two years, on top of the £6m over 3 years for the local delivery of science, engineering and mathematics initiatives through the SETPOINT network. Ambassadors build on existing initiatives to provide schools with access to high quality resources and exciting activities. Science and Engineering Ambassadors are people with science, technology, engineering and mathematics skills employed in a variety of occupations at all levels. They may be employed as scientists, engineers or mathematicians, or they may be
using those skills in other environments. Ambassadors may use to: • support out-of-school activities such as clubs, awards and competitions; • • offer mentoring and career guidance to groups; act as role models.
Scotland Information from enterprise work
A site demonstrating the approach of the Scottish Careers service. Academy of Enterprise www.academyofenterprise.org The Academy aims to encourage young people to become more enterprising and releases a magazine, video and a range of teaching materials to support this activity. Get into Enterprise www.getintoenterprise.com Part of the Scottish Enterprise Network, this site offers online modules aimed at developing personal skills, self-confidence and improved employability. The University of Strathclyde www.strath.ac.uk/enterprisingcareers
www.setnet.org.uk For further information, Tel (Freephone): 0800 14 64 15 E--mail: email@example.com SETNET is the Science Engineering Technology Mathematics Network and has 84 member organisations representing Government, industry, the
engineering professional institutions, education and education charities. It is one of the outcomes of a Government initiative-Action for Engineering. The aims are to: • Present a coherent message to teachers and industry about the schemes and initiatives available to enhance and extend the key curriculum subjects of science, technology and mathematics. • To bring about collaboration between the various organisations to influence more effectively the teaching of engineering related subjects. • To ensure a more effective communication system for schools and industry. SETNET has established SETPOINTS in the UK, which operate as a focus for teachers, business and industry to obtain information about resources, schemes and initiatives concerned with science, engineering, technology and mathematics.
Provide a 'one-stop shop' for information about science, engineering, technology and mathematics;
Encourage co-operation in the scheduling and organisation of joint projects and events;
Encourage greater publicity for success stories from teachers and students
Create and promote a focus for distribution and collection of information for teachers, industry and business;
Undertake reviews of local activities, highlighting delivery 'gaps' and duplication;
Organise seminars and meetings to disseminate good practice.
For further details of SETPOINT activities in Wiltshire, contact Vince Marriott SETPOINT Wiltshire/Swindon Wessex SETPOINT Partnership University of Bath in Swindon Oakfield Campus Marlowe Avenue Swindon SN3 3JR Tel: 01793 690931 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://wiltshire.setpoint.org.uk Fax: 01793 690902
Not targeted at schools but helps 16-30 year olds start and develop their own business, so could be relevant for community projects Tel. 0845 757 3252 www.shell-livewire.org
www.teachernet.gov.uk/ TeacherNet has been developed by the DfES as a resource to support the education profession From November 2004 there will be a new section of the TeacherNet for enterprise education. This section will be developed over the coming year, drawing on the work of the Enterprise Learning Pathfinders funded by DfES,, to offer guidance on the management and implementation of enterprise education, including case studies and examples of effective practice.
Technology Insight aims to enhance technology education by allowing students and teachers to "Visit" industry and see how products are designed and made. Students and teachers in the process of a "visit" obtain an overview of the process of product development, learn about the knowledge and skills of the people they "meet", are able to carry out follow-up activities in school and are able to communicate with others by e-mail. (The range of "visits" is being extended)
The Biochemical Engineering Education Scheme
Professor Mike Hoare Department of Biochemical Engineering University College London Torrington Place London Tel: 020 7679 7031 Fax: 020 7209 00703
e-mail: email@example.com The Biochemical Engineering Education Scheme is a new project supported by the Gatsby Technical Education Projects. By generating resources for ‘A’ physics, chemistry and mathematics, BEES seeks to encourage young people to recognise the excitement at the interface between engineering and biology. Support for teachers is provided in the form of workshops, equipment for practical work and written resources.
The Red Box
Schools pack launched by Inland Revenue, HM Treasury and HM Customs and Excise. Pack for teachers, video, and posters.
Quote the Red Box Tel: 020 7438 6190 Fax. 020 7438 7281
The Small Firms Enterprise Development Initiative
www.sfedi.co.uk The Small Firms Enterprise Development Initiative aims to provide a route map for young individuals starting a business. Students are offered pre-startup courses focusing on business skills.
The Technology Enhancement Programme
www.tep.org.uk The Technology Enhancement Programme, which is part of the Warwick University Manufacturing Group, seeks to enhance and enrich technology education and training by supporting the organisation of design and technology projects through industry - school partnerships.
The Work Foundation (the Old Industrial Society)
www.theworkfoundation.org.uk. They organize conferences, which are interactive, for Year 9 to Year 11 primarily.
www.thetridenttrust.org.uk For details of activities in the Swindon area, contact Richard Kelly The Trident Trust Swindon Borough Council 45
Sanford House Sanford Street Swindon Wiltshire SN1 1QH Tel. 01793 463 053 Fax. 01793 488 597
Trident Trust (Wiltshire) Julie Hall County Manager Trident Trust The Mansion House Pickwick Road Corsham Wiltshire SN13 9BL Tel 01249 701717 E Mail Julie.firstname.lastname@example.org
Trident Trust is an educational charity that has existed for 30 years to help young people aged 14-25 prepare for life beyond the classroom. It has worked with over 1,200 schools, colleges and other organisations to enable young people to:
improve their employability and enterprise skills; help them develop as individuals; and show them the value of contribution to society and show society the importance of their contribution and continued participation.
Work Experience Programme
Trident is the leading provider of work experience placements in England and provides a fully managed and coordinated work experience programme offering:
High quality provision by specialists so that teachers can concentrate on teaching; Health and Safety visiting and the assessment of employers; A book or floppy disk with job descriptions for every placement; Pupil and employer report forms in the same format for comparisons; Placements are checked for equal opportunities regardless of race or gender; A network, which can place students in other areas.
Health & Safety is a prime concern. Visit their interactive Health and Safety Website at http://dev2.brecon.co.uk/hs/ aimed at preparing students for work experience. The Skills for Life programme This is a nationally recognised programme that provides a flexible learning framework that can be used to build on a school's existing activities. Participants are encouraged to develop vital life skills and gain a Gold Certificate by completing:
Work Experience - 2 week block placement - a chance to 'taste' the world of work and develop employability skills. Personal Challenge - this depends on the individual, e.g. an outward bound course; 90% attendance at school; Community Involvement - fostering a sense of Citizenship by working in groups
Their resources - a means of capturing the learning that takes place and providing evidence for various accreditation routes - include:
Building Skills for Life Teachers pack; Citizenship Active Learning Plans; 47
Student Record Books for Personal Challenge, Work Experience and Community Involvement; Jobbox - Management of Work Experience Software for Schools; Navigator - Management of Work Experience Software for central providers;
To find out more about these resources, read, "Been there done that" or contact Romina Infantino (tel: 020 7014 1409).
www.ukyouth.org UKYouth helps young people to plan and organise individual challenges and also accredits this success. The aim is to encourage young people to take ownership of their own learning.
www.young-enterprise.org.uk Local Contact: John Bennett Tel 01594 510055 Email john. Bennett@eng.youngenterprise.org.uk Young Enterprise is a national education charity with a mission: to inspire and equip young people to learn and succeed through enterprise. Their programmes create a partnership between education and business, and offer real-life business experience to students of all ages and abilities. In addition to preparing them for their future working life, the skills and experience developed by students through Young Enterprise support subjects throughout the curriculum. They can also contribute to objectives for examinations such as GCSE, A Level, NVQ and GNVQ, and three of the programmes offer an optional OCR accredited Young Enterprise Exam. Young
Enterprise has been favourably received in OFSTED Inspections as an excellent example of employer links, and is invaluable in developing Key Skills. Team Programme This is specifically designed for young people aged 15-19+ who experience difficulties with learning and / or disabilities. It offers these young people practical experience of running their own company, supported by their teacher and volunteer business advisors. Formal recognition of the skills and abilities developed through the programme is offered via the Young Enterprise Examination, which all Team Programme participants are invited to sit. Project Business Run over six one-hour weekly sessions, which are presented in-curriculum by a volunteer business partner and supported by a teacher partner, Project Business (UK) is designed to give 14-15 year old students a practical, activity based insight into economic and business life. The sessions give basic introduction to a wide range of subjects - from outlining how a market economy operates to discussing the role of advertising. Also included in the programme is a half-day business/works visit hosted by the volunteer business partner. Company Programme Achievers aged 15-19 set up and run their own company over the course of one academic year. They elect a board of directors from amongst their peers, raise share capital, and market and finance a product or service of their own choice. At the end of the year they liquidate the company and present a report and accounts. Participants are invited to sit the Young Enterprise Examination. Entrepreneurship Master Classes
These are one-day seminars designed mainly for students who have already experienced the highs and lows of running their own company in Young Enterprise’s Company Programme. The Master classes are designed to encourage students to think about starting their own business as a career option and to identify the key entrepreneurial skills required in starting their own business. They also help students to understand the main issues and practicalities of starting their own business - for example: who to approach concerning financial matters, who to approach for help and advice.
Young Foresight offers students the experience to develop the skills they need to create a successful product or service. Schools are linked with industry mentors and young people design a product or service.
Website supporting schools and colleges to deliver GNVQs, vocational A levels, the new GCSEs and the work related curriculum at Key Stage 4
XL (The Prince’s Trust)
Tackles underachievement in schools for Year 10 and Year 11, by creating XL clubs in two year accredited programme. Further information can be found on www.princes-trust.org.uk (click on xl link).
A framework for work-related learning at Key Stage 4
1. Recognise, develop and apply their skills for enterprise and employability.
2. Use their experience of work, including work experience and part-time jobs, to extend their understanding of work.
3. Learn about the way business enterprises operate, working roles and conditions, and rights and responsibilities in the work place. 4. Develop awareness of the extent and diversity of local and national employment opportunities. 5. Relate their own abilities, attributes and achievements to career intentions and making informed choices based on understanding of the alternatives. 6. Undertake tasks and
activities set in work contexts.
7. Learn from contact with personnel from different employment sectors.
8. Have experience (direct or indirect) of working practices and environments.
9. Engage with ideas, challenge and applications from the business world.