‘BETTER LEARNERS, BETTER WORKERS’ COMES TO THE SHEFFIELD INCLUSION CENTRE! | Chris Edwards

I was at the Sheffield Inclusion Centre this morning with my colleague Andy Ireland who is the headteacher at the Centre. Andy and his team, at the Centre aim to provide a dynamic and supportive learning environment for young people who have found school challenging for a number of reasons. A team of, I counted 61 on the noticeboard in the reception area, experienced and committed staff who understand the youngsters individual needs, deliver a curriculum which promotes both their academic achievement and their personal development and prepares them for a return to mainstream/special school…

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WESTFIELD SCHOOL CELEBRATION EVENT! | Chris Edwards

I was at Westfield School last night to celebrate the achievements of their Year 11 students who had completed the Cutlers’ ‘Better Learners, Better Workers’ programmes.
We know that BLBW is one of the most successful employability and world of work programmes in the country and the wonderful young people receiving their passport certificates last night demonstrate why it is so successful and why it is important to extend and further develop it to reach even more young people.
33 talented young people had completed programmes in the Digital, Engineering, NHS and Sport sectors and these young…

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SCR VISION: A BETTER FUTURE TOGETHER NEWSLETTER | Chris Edwards

Last year, the University of Sheffield, Sheffield Hallam University and the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust brought together colleagues from across the region to present how, with determination and collective endeavour, we can maximise the economic and social potential of the Sheffield City Region (SCR).The launch was the start of a journey towards an SCR Vision. The group have now produced a newsletter, describing some of the positive developments there have been in some of the six areas highlighted as critical, including the Cutlers’ ‘Better Learners, Better Workers’…

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THE GATSBY BENCHMARKS! | Chris Edwards

The Cutlers’ ‘Better Learners, Better Workers’ programmes will help school’s Careers Leaders deliver a lot of the statutory requirements around the Gatsby benchmarks. We can help schools address the needs of individual students, particularly those on pupil premium and from harder to reach communities. We can provide up-to-date, local and relevant carers advice and labour market information. We can provide high quality experiences of the workplace and  encounters with employers and employees.  We can also provide encounters with higher and further education. Importantly, we can also provide…

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