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2 Learning Intentions to enable and encourage employer engagement to support you with resources and suggestions to take forward in your authority

3 Success criteria Increased motivation and confidence to initiate and nurture effective partnerships Make it happen !!! 3

4 ‘It is what teachers think, what teachers believe, and what teachers do at the level of the classroom that ultimately determines the kind of learning that children get.’ Andy Hargreaves, ‘Understanding Teacher Development’

5 The bigger picture Use the “Did you know / Shift Happens” clip to set the scene Click for download of UK version

6 Determined to Succeed Three years on…. ‘…unprecedented support from the business community. They realise the importance of creating a generation of Scots who have the skills, confidence and ambition to achieve their full potential.’ (Scottish Government, 2007) 6

7 Enterprise in action Pauline Clifford - Sparkle Shoes

8 What do we do to promote Pauline’s dispositions? Confidence Creativity Pride Ambition Realism Practicality Self-fulfilment Flexibility Changing direction Self-belief Risk taking Importance of formal qualifications

9 Enterprise in the making Graeme High and Cala Homes Partnership Section 6 Employability Skills

10 What is Heather saying that mirrors Pauline's dispositions? What else did you hear from Heather?

11 Heather’s dispositions Linking to real life Importance of high quality Unique and personal Own ideas Creativity Taking responsibility Self-evaluation Fun Enjoying work Self-fulfilment Choice Initiative Act confidently Self-belief

12 Purposes of the curriculum successful learnersconfident individuals enthusiasticself-respect motivatedwellbeing determinedambitious creativesecure responsible citizenseffective contributors respectfulenterprising participativeresilient self-reliant A Curriculum for Excellence

13 successful learners with enthusiasm and motivation for learning determination to reach high standards of achievement openness to new thinking and ideas and able to use literacy, communication and numeracy skills use technology for learning think creatively and independently learn independently and as part of a group make reasoned evaluations link and apply different kinds of learning in new situations confident individuals with self-respect a sense of physical, mental and emotional wellbeing secure values and beliefs ambition and able to relate to others and manage themselves pursue a healthy and active lifestyle be self-aware develop and communicate their own beliefs and view of the world live as independently as they can assess risk and take informed decisions achieve success in different areas of activity responsible citizens with respect for others commitment to participate responsibly in political, economic, social and cultural life and able to develop knowledge and understanding of the world and Scotland’s place in it understand different beliefs and cultures make informed choices and decisions evaluate environmental, scientific and technological issues develop informed, ethical views of complex issues effective contributors with an enterprising attitude resilience self-reliance and able to communicate in different ways and in different settings work in partnership and in teams take the initiative and lead apply critical thinking in new contexts create and develop solve problems To enable all young people to become

14 Developing the four capacities in children and young people ‘The HOW of their learning is more important than WHAT is learned’

15 Curriculum design principles Challenge and enjoyment Breadth Progression Depth Personalisation and choice Coherence Relevance

16 Partnerships in Practice Aims to examine a range of models of engagement to ensure that the needs of the curriculum and young people are met. Carry out Placemat activity – instructions available from 16

17 Carry out activity 9 in the CPD portfolio Is there anything here you did not talk about that would be useful for your classroom? Activity

18 Why Employer Engagement? Effective employer engagement provides benefits for everyone: Watch Graeme High School and CALA Homes section 5 ‘The Brochure’ 18

19 Which design principles did you see in action? What might it look like in P2/P5? Challenge and enjoyment Breadth Progression Depth Personalisation and choice Coherence Relevance

20 Activity Brainstorm Consider the extent to which young people have an active role and take responsibility, e.g. –decision making –initiating contacts

21 Carry out activity 11 in the CPD portfolio From an A3 grid choose what you would like to record. Activity

22 Win-Win Aims to identify the qualities of a true partnership approach to employer engagement. Focus on these key themes: Each partner will have their own objective Understanding each other’s environment Both sides have valuable input 22

23 Sustaining your Partnerships What is a partnership? What are the features of a good partnership? Why get involved? What does each side bring to the partnership?

24 Carry out activity 4 in the CPD portfolio Think, Pair, Share Activity Partnerships

25 Carry out activity 5 in the CPD portfolio Identify key features of true partnerships as you watch either of the training movies on the website Activity

26 First Steps A confident start! Points to consider: schools need to be specific about curricular needs employers vary in what they bring to partnerships both sides require support appropriate communication 26

27 Becoming involved with partners The crucial first steps are all important They can make or break an effective partnership 27

28 Activity Initiating the Partnership Carry out activity 8 in the CPD portfolio Why? Who? What? How? The purpose of the partnership Decision about the partner which fits best Importance of sharing information Decision about how the contact is to be made 28

29 Form ‘like’ groups of three or four (e.g. teachers, SMT, employers) Carry out the One Minute Pitch Challenge (notes available from the Partnership with Employers website) Activity

30 A Shared Agenda Aim to identify a wide range of practices which maintain and nurture true partnerships. Welcoming ethos Effective communication Celebrating success/PR Removing barriers 30

31 …....and this is what MIGHT happen Introducing Mick Jackson in action

32 Reflection Now complete your Action Plan in activity 5 of the CPD portfolio


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