Good Practice - In Practice

Provider: Forum Talent Potential Ltd
£85.00 (no VAT on this item) per delegate

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Description Case studies, toolkit resources and policy context that equips school leaders and teachers to bring classroom learning to life with the support of employers and to help young people make informed choices about their future pathways.
Duration Half day or twilight session

Forum Talent Potential Ltd's website
Categories Primary, Secondary, Teaching and Learning, Sciences, Mathematics / Numeracy, KS2, KS3, KS4, Arts, Business / Economics, Computing / ICT, English / Literacy, Health and care, Hospitality and Leisure, Humanities, Languages, PE / Sport, Technology, Cross-curricular Themes, Collaborative Learning, Aspiration Interventions, PSHE, Raising Aspirations/Expectations
Learning outcomes for participants/users and, where relevant, pupils or students

Although the session does describe the context of Careers Guidance and Employability with reference to OFSTED, DfE and other policy documents, the main aim is to equip school leaders and teachers to enrich and enhance classroom learning. Case study examples describe objectives and methods but also explore the impact of learning projects, including video comments from teachers, young people and employers. Delegates are briefed about using toolkit resources that underpin all the case study examples and are freely available from the website. 

Evidence underpinning this approach

The case studies and toolkit resources are based on a three-year, government-funded programme that developed the 'Unlocking Talent & Potential' model. This model has been used in schools across the UK and has been piloted in EU countries through an Erasmus+ project and even in Pakistan and Hong Kong. 

How users/participants can evaluate success

The session covers a self-audit framework describing five areas of commitment, each with five
indicators of good practice:

- Strategic Commitment
- Curriculum Provision
- Employer Partnerships
- Reflective Young People
- Informed Career Choices


Follow-up activities and support

Forum-Talent-Potential – an Associate member of Careers England – helps schools develop a culture of continuous improvement and shared good practice, rather than focus on box-ticking and trophy-gathering. For this reason, the active engagement of school leaders is critical at the audit stage, as is the implementation of a ‘Meaningful Learning Experience’ that addresses at least one issue identified in the audit. Using the UTP toolkit, this results in a case study that forms part of a progress report and can be shared with other schools in their alliance. 


The session is varied in nature and pace, including video clips, discussion points and opportunities to start applying toolkit resources to curriculum learning. The content can be adjusted depending on particular interest, but will cover:

- When you first came into teaching, what did you want to achieve in the lives of young people?
- What must you do and should you do? (DfE guidance, OFSTED, London Ambitions, Careers England)
- What might that look like? (Primary + Secondary case studies, including informal video comments)
- How can this be achieved? (Meaningful Learning Experiences, Student Development, Quality Assurance)
- What should 'informed choices' mean for your school? (Competitive/skills-based recruitment, distinctive CVs)

Associated Files File_icon careers-guidance_sharing-good-practice.pdf

This course does not have any pre-booked dates available. Please contact the provider directly to arrange this training.