Schools and Colleges

What we can do for you . . .

We enable schools to demonstrate their commitment to providing meaningful employer engagement opportunites, as set out in DfE policy on careers guidance.

  • We “provide a rich menu of extra curricular activities which develop a range of character attributes, such as resilience and grit, which underpin success in education and employment” (DfE Advice on Careers Guidance 2015, section 7).

  • We “create a learning environment which allows and encourages pupils to tackle real life challenges which require them to manage risk and to develop decision making, team building and problem solving skills. We facilitate access to a range of inspirational role models who can instil resilience, goal setting, hard work and confidence in pupils helping them to overcome barriers to success” (DfE 2015, section 26).

  • We are “building strong links with employers who can help you boost young people’s attitudes and employability skills, as well as inform pupils about the range of roles and opportunities available and help them understand how to make this a reality.” (DfE 2015, section 10.2).

  • We “inspire young people through a range of activities including high quality mentoring which helps to build the character and confidence needed to build a successful career” (DfE 2015, section 10.1).

  • We “help pupils gain the confidence to compete in the labour market by providing opportunities to gain the practical know how and attributes that are relevant for employment” (DfE 2015, section 32).

  • We “enable young people to build up a skills passport which is a digital record of extra-curricular and enterprise related activities” (DfE 2015, section 35.4).

 

We help schools to demonstrate that their commitment to the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of their pupils:

  • We support the moral development of pupils by supporting them to: “develop an interest in investigating and offering reasoned views about moral and ethical issues, and being able to understand and appreciate the viewpoints of others on these issues” (Ofsted School Inspection Handbook 2015-16, section 135.3).

  • We support the social development of pupils by supporting them to: “participate in a variety of communities and social settings, including by volunteering, cooperating well with others and being able to resolve conflicts effectively”(Ofsted 2015-16, section 133.2).

  • We support the cultural development of pupils by enabling them to take an interest in "exploring, improving understanding of and showing respect for different faiths and cultural diversity, and the extent to which they understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity, as shown by their tolerance and attitudes towards different religious, ethnic and socioeconomic groups in the local, national and global communities" (Ofsted 2015-16, section 134.5).