Case Study - School 21 | Award Nomination 2016

We are delighted that the Whole Education Award for Passport to Employment in 2016 was sponsored by The Edge Foundation.
 
The Edge Foundation is an independent education charity. It is dedicated to raising the status of technical, practical and vocational learning. All young people should have the opportunity to achieve their potential and the UK’s future workforce needs to be equipped with the skills to be successful in the modern, global economy. Edge believes that “learning by doing” should be valued equally with academic learning and that all learners should experience a mix of both. There are many paths to success.

 
Case Study:
Debbie Penglis, Director of Real World Learning and Partnerships
School 21
 
Practice:
Debbie has been responsible for developing School 21's 'real world learning' programme, where students get an opportunity to spend a term and a half working for one afternoon a week in a relevant organisation. As part of the RWLP, students get a chance to execute a specific, discrete and meaningful project in a workplace and present their work to authentic audiences. Examples of projects that students have led include developing a guide to oracy for middle leaders in the civil service and developing ideas for the Whole Education student network.
 

Impact:
Students have had the opportunity to develop a meaningful end product with real world value and gain valuable experience of working towards an end-goal within an organisation. Students have been able to develop employability skills in an authentic environment and gain ideas about how they might utilise these in their future careers.

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