July 22, 2011

How and Why Employers are Engaged to Support Student Learning and Progression in High-Performing Independent Schools

July 22, 2011

This seminar focused on the role of employer engagement in independent schools. Abstract: The seminar addressed three questions: 1) to what extent do high-performing independent schools engage with employers to support pupil learning?, 2) why do they do it? and 3) how do they go about it? It drew upon data generated from a range of sources: […]

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June 24, 2011

School Governors and Employer Engagement in Education

June 24, 2011

This seminar focused on the benefits of employer engagement in a governing capacity in schools. Abstract: The 2010 Education White Paper confirmed the importance of school governing in England and explicitly stated an intention to work with the Education Employer Taskforce and others “to encourage business people and professionals to volunteer as governors”. The seminar […]

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May 21, 2011

Employer Engagement in Schools: The Business Case

May 21, 2011

Local Economy Journal What happens when someone from the economic community becomes involved in the work of schools and colleges? To what extent can they support pupil learning, progression and the performance of educational institutions? These are the two questions which policy makers across the OECD countries have grappled with over the last decade. Drawing […]

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June 22, 2010

EDGE Annual Programme of Stakeholder Surveys: Report

June 22, 2010

A report by YouGov Plc, commissioned by the EDGE Foundation This annual survey measures the extent and type of education-employer partnerships around the UK, looking at the perceptions of the value of employer engagement, levels of awareness about the opportunities and types of activities available, any barriers to partnership and perceptions about vocational qualifications Apprenticeships […]

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June 21, 2010

Key Stage 2 Career-Related Learning: Pathfinder Evaluation

June 21, 2010

A report by Pauline Wade, Caroline Bergeron, Karen White, David Teeman, David Sims and Palak Mehta, NFER This report evaluates the Pathfinder pilot, a programme run that was across seven local authorities in 2010 to enable pupils to learn about career options available to them. The programme included workplace visits, in-school career insight talks with […]

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June 1, 2010

Employability: Incentivising Improvement

June 1, 2010

A report by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) This report examines shortages in employability skills as a problem for those entering work and employers and details recent policy changes in three areas: training, assessment and funding, as well as seeking levers in the existing system that could be adapted to improve shortcomings.In […]

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March 22, 2010

National Evaluation of Diplomas: The First Year of Delivery

March 22, 2010

A report by the National Foundation for Educational Research (Sarah Lynch, Tami McCrone, Pauline Wade, Gill Featherstone, Kelly Evans and Sarah Golden) and the University of Exeter (Gill Haynes), commissioned by the Department for Children, Schools and Families (now  the Department for Education) The 14-19 Diplomas were introduced in September 2008 as part of government […]

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June 22, 2009

Implementation of the 14-19 Reforms, Including the Introduction of Diplomas: An Evaluation of Progress in the First Year of the Introduction of 14-19 Diplomas, 2008/09 in the Context of Wider 14-19 Reforms

June 22, 2009

A report by the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted) This report is based on visits to 66 schools and colleges and interviews with young people, teachers and employers involved in the first year of teaching of the 14-19 Diplomas. The Diploma curriculum includes a significant proportion of work-related learning. Employers […]

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June 22, 2009

Corporate Investment to Increase Interest in Mathematics, Science and Technology: A General Analysis for the Volvo Group

June 22, 2009

A report by Nicholas Tengelin (Chalmers University of Technology), commissioned by the Volvo Group This report reviews and analyses an extensive range of data sources and studies to assess the extent of and reasons for the impending reduction in Mathematics, Science and Technology (MST) graduates (and therefore the recruitment pool) in Europe. Eurostat and OECD […]

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June 21, 2009

Evaluation of the Key Stage 4 Engagement Programme: Key Messages

June 21, 2009

A report by York Consulting (Georgina Cowen and Marianne Burgess), commissioned by the Department for Children, Schools and Families (now the Department for Education) This report presents the results of a two-year national evaluation of the Key Stage 4 Engagement Programme (KS4EP). The programme is a response to a call from the 14-19 Education and […]

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