Category Archives: Senior Phase

BBC News: Career talks ‘boost future earnings’ – research

PWP_2629Career education given to pupils in secondary school can be linked to higher earnings in adult life,  according to the latest research highlighted in a BBC News report.

A study published in the Journal of Education and Work suggests that better-informed teenagers are likely to make more advantageous career choices.

It measures the earnings benefit as an extra £2,000 per year for every six careers sessions when aged 14 to 15.

Researchers used the British Cohort Study tracking 17,000 people.

The research, commissioned by the Education and Employers charity, found that once other factors were taken into account, such as exam results and economic background, there were higher earnings for those who had received sustained careers advice in school.

The study, by Christian Percy and Elnaz Kashefpakdela from the University of Bath, used data from the British Cohort Study which has been tracking the health, wealth and education of people since 1970.

It concluded that there was a long-lasting employment impact from careers talks and lessons.

Where there were “higher levels of employer contacts, in the form of careers talks with outside speakers”, researchers found that this was linked to higher returns in the labour market.

They concluded that getting careers information and meeting employers in school had a “meaningful and statistically significant impact on later earnings”.

Anthony Mann, director of policy and research for Education and Employers, said: “Other well-known studies have highlighted the benefits of employer engagement, but never before have we had such a robust analysis drawing on such rich data.”

Nick Soar, head teacher at Bishop Challoner Catholic Federation in east London, backed the benefits of outside speakers from industry.

“The pupils love it. They ask endless questions and you can see it really brings home to them what they need to do to succeed in the workplace,” he said.

CBI president Paul Drechsler said: “This report makes clear the importance and impact of great careers insights and advice from people in the business world.”

Andreas Schleicher, the OECD’s education director, said the study provided evidence for how “career education translates into measurable earnings advantages”.

Education and Childcare Minister Sam Gyimah said the research “provides further evidence of the positive impact an employer can have on a young person’s future career”.

Research digest for teachers of craft, design, engineering and graphics

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This research digest has been developed to provide you with a sample of recent international literature and research related to Technologies: Craft, Design, Engineering and Graphics.

www.educationscotland.gov.uk/resources/r/genericresource_tcm4875926.asp

 

 

Education Scotland’s DYW resource – a summary

RoadmapSince the implementation of Scotland’s Youth Employment Strategy in response to the recommendations put forward by the Commission for Developing the Young Workforce in September 2014 Education Scotland has publish a number of key documents and related resources to support practitioners in realising the ambitions around DYW.  Here is an overview which aims to help navigation and access:

Key documents:

Learning Resources (on the new National Improvement Hub):

Other related materials:

DYW Skills 3-18 Website, Blog and E-bulletin

You also find this information as well as links to  additional materials and partner organisations within theDYW Flyer .

 

Senior Phase Benchmarking Tool now available

What is this?

This tool has been developed to help you evaluate your current approach to planning the senior phase of the curriculum and to consider any necessary improvements/actions.

It can be used by stakeholders in their planning and, with staff, for professional development.

Who is this for?

​All stakeholders engaged in supporting young people in the senior phase.

Download(s)

PDF file: Senior phase benchmarking tool (1.24 MB)

Word file: Senior phase benchmarking actions (20 KB)

NNM – Contextualised Learning in Numeracy and Mathematics 2

Small - Module 22 Session 2Join the team at Education Scotland on Tuesday 17th May at 4pm for Module 22 Session 2 – Contextualised Learning in Numeracy and Mathematics – Secondary.

The aims of this session are to:
•Further understand the meaning of ‘contextualised learning’
•Discuss when to use contextualised learning and discrete learning within the context of numeracy and mathematics (in Secondary)
•Look at different ways of contextualising learning from Broad general Education through to senior phase in numeracy and mathematics.

Sign up and register to take part live in Glow TV – NNM – Contextualised Learning in Numeracy and Mathematics 2

If you unable to join us for the live event you can always catch up with the recording at another time – Glow TV’s Watch Again.

CDN Emporium 2016: Inspiring Ideas. Developing the Workforce

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The CDN Emporium 2016: Inspiring Ideas will take place 01 to 17 June, offering a fortnight of thought-provoking and practical workshops, seminars and activities at our offices in Scotland and in colleges across Scotland.

This year the CDN Emporium will explore ‘Developing the Workforce’ as a theme, focusing firmly on the current needs and challenges facing colleges.

The Emporium creates opportunities to:

  • share inspiring practices and success stories from Colleges, Employers and Students
  • lead and discuss inspiring ideas that shape a transforming workforce development agenda.

What innovative (partnership) plans do you have to continue the implementation of DYW? Share your ideas on the Emporium Padlet.

You can view the full programme and register for events at:  http://www.collegedevelopmentnetwork.ac.uk/emporium/

Don’t miss out, book now as our Emporium events fill up very quickly.

Consultation – new “Skills for Work in the Textiles Industry” Qualification

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New textiles qualification – we need your views!

Skills for Work in the Textiles Industry

Working with colleagues in industry, colleges and schools, the Scottish Textiles Skills Partnership has identified an opportunity to develop a new qualification – Skills for Work in the Textiles Industry.

This new award will:-

  • introduce learners to a range of job roles within the textile manufacturing industry
  • develop their knowledge of the journey taken by textile products from raw material to finished product
  • develop practical skills used in the textile manufacturing industry
  • develop learners to become effective job seekers and employees
  • develop a positive and responsible attitude to work
  • develop communication and team-working skills

A Qualification Development Team – with representatives from schools, colleges and industry – has been working to draft the content of this proposed new award and we would like now to consult with the wider school and college community to get your feedback.

The survey can be accessed here and will take no more than 10 minutes to complete.

If you have any questions, please contact Fiona Kennedy at FKennedy@glasgowclyde.ac.uk.

New School/College Partnership Self-evaluation Guide

Senior1The Education Scotland DYW Skills Team have developed a new Self-evaluation guide FINAL along with the HM College Inspection team. This self-evaluation guide has been created for school and college senior managers, practitioners, guidance and support staff to assist quality enhancement as part of the ongoing analysis of partnerships between schools and colleges. It is hoped that this will strengthen working relationships and planning and delivery structures, improve and diversify programmes on offer, and increase recruitment, retention, achievement and progression. This guide may be used for planning with schools and colleges in tandem, or in conjunction with other stakeholders as part of a comprehensive plan. The five sections include challenge questions and identification of strengths and areas for improvement. Each question is referenced against the most relevant quality indicators of: HGIOS4, Quality Framework for the External Review of Scotland’s Colleges and Developing the Young Workforce Recommendations.

A Conversation with the First Minister

Small - Conversation with FMYoung people from across Scotland are being invited to a conversation with First Minister of Scotland.

A live event will take place at the Edinburgh Corn Exchange on Monday 21st March at 11am, as part of the Scottish Government’s ongoing work to ensure that children and young people are at the heart of decisions which affect them and their education.

This event follows initial work undertaken last year that saw over 100 children and young people from across Scotland sharing their experiences of education and ideas for the future at a scoping event in Edinburgh and Summits held in Inverness and Oban.

Young people aged 16 and 17 attending this summit will hear a brief opening from the First Minister, before having the opportunity to put questions to Ms Sturgeon in an open question and answer session. You can join us live in Glow and ask your questions via Twitter on #askTheFM.

Sign up now join us live in Glow TV – A Conversation with the First Minister.

If you unable to join us for the live event you can always catch up with the recording at another time – Glow TV’s Watch Again.

Careers in Construction

Too often Construction is seen in terms of building, joinery, plumbing……In fact Construction affects every single person’s lives from the construction of hospitals at birth, schools through early life, homes to live in, places of work and places of worship. This then encompasses a vast range of disciplines from planning and design, architecture, restoration, project management, surveying, engineering and environmental studies.

Please join us to hear from Construction Professionals about their career journey as well as meet some of the most high profile employers and education providers for the sector. During the networking session you can gather more information to take away with you to form substantive careers literature to share with your students. The event will be filmed and therefore a DVD will be available to those who attend after the event and this is another tool you can use in your own school within the curriculum at a time that suits you and to a variety of age ranges ensuring all your students are aware of the exciting careers available to them in the Built Environment. This is a really unique opportunity to access valuable careers material, contacts in the industry and further education which is currently not on offer anywhere else.

Date: 9 March 2016

Time: 10.00 until 14.00

Venue: Discovery Dundee

Cost: Free

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