Social Enterprise Academy: Online learning offer

The Social Enterprise Academy, a social change organisation that helps people to use their personal strengths to build sustainable enterprises and achieve greater social impact,  has responded to the latest challenges education faces in the current crises and is offering a number of online learning opportunities.   Community Champions Challenge Our exciting new home learning activities give Scotland’s young people the opportunity to contribute to their community whilst developing their own skills

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Explorathon is coming!

Explorathon is a set of interactive ‘Meet the Researcher’ events happening all over Scotland on Friday 28th and Saturday 29th September. It’s part of a Europe-wide programme called European Researchers’ Night, there’s a particular emphasis on European funded research but any researchers can take part. Check out the link below to see what is happening near you! http://www.explorathon.co.uk/

Subject Choices tool kit supports learners plan their senior phase pathways

Skills Development Scotland has launched a choices toolkit that helps pupils to make the right subject choices for their future career pathways.  This tool complements the efforts of Career Advisors who are busy in schools providing a programme of support at this important  time for young people in S2/3. The toolkit allows learners to connect subjects with the potential career opportunities and relevant job profiles.  You can access the toolkit at: https://www.myworldofwork.co.uk/subjectchoices Using the

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Aberdeenshire Council helps to prepare young people for the world of work

Pupils from Ellon Academy took part in the launch a school employer partnership initiative designed to help prepare young people for the world of work. As part of Aberdeenshire Council’s internal Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) Strategy, the local authority has partnered with Ellon Academy in a first for the area. Through the partnership, the Council intends to provide support to the academy in several ways. These include continuing to attend

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Scottish Education Awards 2017: Nominations open now!

Category:  Employability across Learning (Early Years/Primary and Secondary) The Scottish Education Awards recognise schools and centres that have developed a vibrant and progressive culture and climate of continuous innovation. The culture and ethos should promote respect, ambition and achievement while improving outcomes for all learners in ways which eliminate inequity. Nominations should include practical activities and projects that the school or centre has undertaken, detailing the impact these strategies have

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How to join the Developing the Young Workforce Yammer group

All educators in Scotland with an interest or remit around DYW are invited to join this community. Here you can: take part in collegiate dialogue share what is working (or not) in your learning setting talk to the ES Skills Team and other staff working on this remit support team get help for your improvement objectives. To join the community, you need to be a member of Glow Yammer, so click here to

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Labour market information inspires curriculum change in the Western Isles

Over the last years a long-term education:economic strategy has been put in place that applies Labour Market Information (LMI) to enhance ‘Personalisation and Choice’ in senior phase and drive forward curriculum change. As a result the Western Isles have achieved significantly improved SQA vocational education attainment, greater equity of provision, a local economically-relevant curriculum and increased positive, sustained destination rates for young people. LMI-identified maritime industries are a key sector

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Skills Development Scotland: Extended career services offer

Skills Development Scotland (SDS) is expanding its careers services in schools from June 2016, Head of Career Management Skills Development and Delivery James Russell tells us more. “I can still remember the best piece of advice I was offered while I was at school – be the best you can be and do what will make you happy. The advice came from my sister who was a maths teacher. She

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‘Design-Engineer- Construct’: The Engineering Challenge for Schools now SCQF credit rated

Design Engineer Construct!®  has now been formally recognised in Scotland thanks to the key support of the Chartered Institute of Building, and is already piloting in Drummond High School in Edinburgh, Garnock Academy in Kilbirnie, and St Joseph’s Academy in Kilmarnock where student take up and attitude has been impressive. Comprising an introductory and intermediate programme of study, DEC! has been credit rated onto the SCQF by SQA’s Credit Rating

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