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EBP Kent - Aspirations EBP Kent - Literacy EBP Kent - Platinum Partnership
EBP Kent - CEIAG/IAG EBP Kent - Stem EBP Kent - Transition
EBP Kent - Work Experience EBP Kent - Sport EBP Kent - Employability

Aspirations
Raising Aspirations, aligning school-home expectations, reaching full potential are all part of success. Realising ambitions and giving practical effective support form the basis of ‘enabling aspirations’ and are core to EBP Kent programmes. Labour Market Information must inform and guide but cannot become barriers to aspiration. Raising Aspirations is far more than attitudinal; it is about practical steps forward and enabling the realisation to take place.

KEY STAGES 1 & 2 (Primary)

Local people - Local skills, local amazing people sharing their world of work

Careers Events - Interactive stands, activities to display opportunities and raise aspirations

Sports programmes - Extreme, unusual, regular whichever type of sport suits your school
Sn@p - see TRANSITION
Step Up - see TRANSITION
Cross phasal projects - see TRANSITION
Cultural workshops - Japanese fans, African gourds, Adrinkra printing, dance, music
Art - Cartoons / animation, squadge
KEY STAGES 3, 4 & 5 (Secondary)

Skills Festivals - Consortia 70 employers / schools 25 employers / interactive Careers Event

TeenTech - Inspirational engagement with 30 hi-tech employers created by Maggie Philbin

Critical Incident Day - The emergency services showcase their combined skills
Horizons - A broad day of CEIAG including interviews, apprenticeships, sector session
Energise Your Future - A Key Stage 3 challenge led by Cummins Power Generation

Words for Work - Unlocking and developing young people's speaking and listening skills for their daily lives and for future employability

Employability Days - Employers are clear about the skills required in the workplace, have-a-go
Sport - Extreme, unusual, regular whichever type of sport suits your school
CEIAG / IAG - Programmes - one to one interviews, group sessions, special children, parent / young person interviews, intention / destination data. Fully qualified level 6 advisors

CEIAG / IAG
The progression pathways, local opportunities, aspirations and the often 'undecided' nature of being a teenager are all areas to be taken into account when building a unique programme of support for young people. What provision does your school make for CEIAG / IAG ? There is provision across all ages with employers, should you wish your young people to experience the opportunities. The journey to open employment varies, the routes vary, the end destinations vary hugely - so much variety requires an equally varied approach to information advice and guidance.

KEY STAGES 1 & 2 (Primary)

Amazing people - Local people, local skills, local amazing people sharing their world of work

Careers Events - Interactive stand, activities to show the kind of opportunities to which to aspire

Cultural workshops - Japanese fans, African gourds, Adrinkra printing, dance, music
Art - Cartoons / animation, squadge
KEY STAGES 3, 4 & 5 (Secondary)

Skills Festivals - Consortia 70 employers / schools 25 employers / interactive Careers Event

TeenTech - Inspirational engagement with 30 hi-tech employers created by Maggie Philbin

Critical Incident Day - The emergency services showcase their combined skills
Horizons - A broad day of CEIAG including interviews, apprenticeships, sector session
Energise Your Future - A Key Stage 3 challenge led by Cummins Power Generation

Words for Work - Unlocking and developing young people's speaking and listening skills for their daily lives and for future employability

Employability Days - Employers are clear about the skills required in the workplace, have-a-go
CEIAG / IAG - Programmes - one to one interviews, group sessions, special children, parent / young person interviews, intention / destination data. Fully qualified level 6 advisors
 

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Stem
A STEM-literate student is not only an innovator and critical thinker, but is able to make meaningful connections between school, community, work and global issues. STEM skills are increasingly necessary to engage in a knowledge-based economy. There is solid evidence to suggest that the fastest-growing and highest-wage jobs in future years will be in STEM fields and all employees will need to utilize STEM skills for problem solving in a wide range of industries.

KEY STAGES 1 & 2 (Primary)

Sustainable environments - Detailed programme of work around recycling matched to NC

Electricity - Suitable for a class 6 experiments, all work cards, practical activities
Biosciences - Upper Key Stage 2, work that will stretch scientific enquiry
Marine Biology - Hands-on interactive exploration of the sea and its science in the classroom
Forces - Series of six experiments giving a practical understanding of physics
Forces & Structures - Using the brilliant Stixx machines children have a practical building event
Animals and their habitats - Bio-diversity, animals and their habitats, threatened species
Solar Systems - Children make an orrery following an introduction to the stars and planets
Creative Construction - Using K'Nex a construction challenge is set for teams to design & make
Engineering to go - Six activities for six teams to complete, each one developed by engineers
Solar Cars - A practical activity showing solar power in action, creative, constructive design
Sport science - The science of sport, testing strength, speed, and understanding the STEM
Space - A key stage 1 & 2 (separately) highly entertaining space show
The Big Dig - A practical shapes and sorting activity for early archaeologists
Flying high - Each child makes a plane with a fun look at forces and flight
Science week - A combination of all of the above
Separation techniques - 4 practical Chemical tasks to achieve salt crystals from a mixture of sand and salt
Investigating light - Why do shadows change size? How is a spectrum formed
Reproducing plants - Flowers, fertilisation, cloning and making a seed collection
Sorting out species - Making a key and learn how to group animals and plants
The Power of pollen - Dissecting flowers to find their inner mysteries.
Transferring heat energy - An investigation /competition to find good heat insulators
Chromatography - Investigation the movement of pigments
Acids and alkalis - Practical work using natural acids, alkalis and dyes
Floating - A series of fascinating tasks to understand gravity and upthrust
Measuring gravity An investigation to understand gravity
Friction and streamlining - Practical tasks to gather data to analyse
Magnetism Task - based session to understand the silent force with powerful effect
KEY STAGES 3, 4 & 5 (Secondary)

Skills Festivals - Consortia 70 employers / schools 25 employers / interactive Careers Event

TeenTech - Inspirational engagement with 30 hi-tech employers created by Maggie Philbin

Energise Your Future - A Key Stage 3 challenge led by Cummins Power Generation
Geekology - The rapidly expanding gaming and programming industry, skills and opportunities
Industry Visits - Tailored visits to compliment & give clarity to the curriculum areas

Extreme Biology - Henkle supported programme for senior students intending to progress

Marine Skills - An interactive event at Dover Docks showing the opportunities of the sector
STEM Careers - Interactive work with employers who recruit STEM specialists
Amazing people - Local people, local jobs, local specialists inspiring potential pathways
Biometrics - Practical tasks to gather and then analyse biometric data (without computers!)
Crime scene science - A variety of chosen tasks, including Blood Spatter, Trace Evidence, Imprints and Impressions.

Transition
Children who have a positive start to secondary school are likely to engage well and to experience academic and social success. Children's perceptions of themselves as learners, and as someone who belongs at school, are often formed early in their schooling. A Transition program can assist in achieving a positive start to secondary school.

KEY STAGE 1 (Primary)

SN@P

Supporting year 6 vulnerable children to better manage the transition to secondary school through the delivery of a joint school/holiday programme

Increased self-esteem and belief through participation in a targeted programme
Greater familiarisation with secondary school prior to arrival
Reduces fear of isolation through establishing friendship groups prior to transfer
Supports preparation for learning and readiness for KS3
Helps to stimulate academic progress in Year 7
Provides evidence of Pupil Premium spend
Step Up - Supporting year 5 and 6 children with challenging behaviour to manage the transition to secondary school through the delivery of a joint school programme
Cross Phase projects - A Curriculum project summer term yr 6 and Autumn term yr 7 to support transition, projects vary (Usually STEM).
Transition Day - Suitable for one class at a time; confidence, new friends, new places, new subjects

Work Experience
A very powerful personal development activity for a young person that is often a critical part of their preparation for employment. Work Experience is a key element in a young person's development resulting in increased self-confidence, increased maturity, a positive attitude to world of work and a better understanding of future career opportunities & employer's expectations.

KEY STAGES 4 & 5 (Secondary)

Year 10

Year 11

Year 12
Internships
Extended placements
CRPA
Shadows
Going for Gold
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Sport
Providing primary schools with a non- competitive programme of sport to meet an individual school's identified needs. Each school receives between one and four days delivery, dependent upon school roll number, from fully trained, experienced members of staff.

KEY STAGES 1 & 2

Inclusive Sports Programme (ISP)

Introduces external partners and perspectives to the curriculum to potentially further engage pupils in learning

Introduces children to new sports, supporting their personal, social and health development, providing potential participation with an interest outside of school

Provides an opportunity for voluntary Sports Leaders in secondary schools to meet their objectives through supporting the delivery of the programme

Employability & Skills
Employability Skills have been captured by all the members of the CBI who, when surveyed, in 2011, gave a very clear list of their priorities when recruiting. Teamwork, communication, leadership are all on the list. Students need opportunities to hone these skills as early as possible and to gain confidence with a range of different experiences until their competencies are strong in all areas. EBP Kent is convinced the best route is in partnership with local, regional and national employers who can support and in some cases lead delivery of the most suitable programmes. Employers inform and update the EBP weekly, they are the best conduit to give guidance and lead these areas, at the very core of all that is Education Business Partnership.

KEY STAGES 1 & 2 (Primary)

Amazing people - Inspiration from local people, short sessions once a week, musician,pilot,plumber etc

Words for Work - Unlocking and developing young people's speaking and listening skills for their daily lives and for future employability

Let's communicate - speaking, listening, writing a day of intense communication
KEY STAGES 3, 4 & 5 (Secondary)

Skills Festivals - Consortia 70 employers / schools 25 employers / interactive Careers Event

Employability Days - A chance to learn and hone skills with employers in tailored workshops

Make it Work - Employer led brief (6-12 according to student numbers), delivered by teams
Stixx Challenge - Whole year group challenge, themed, creative, practical, very active
Interview Days - One to one interview, whole year group, preparation sessions inclusive
My Future - Finding out your strengths, where next? learning from employers & Apprentices
For Me or not For Me - Every student chooses and completes four workshops to 'have-a-go'
Words for Work - Unlocking and developing young people's speaking and listening skills for their daily lives and for future employability
Work Experience preparation - Employers Expectations shared and tried, H & S with clarity.
See IAG / CEIAG for further links to Employability and Skills

Literacy & Numeracy
The need for literacy and numeracy and in the workplace is greater than ever. Poor numeracy and literacy affects individuals' ability to succeed in the workplace and acts as a brake on the country's economic growth. Improving the national skills quota (from basic skills, including numeracy and literacy, to higher skills, such as engineering) is fundamental to increasing productivity and therefore economic growth. EBP Kent offers a newly designed literacy and numeracy programme aimed at increasing the individual student's self-esteem and maturity, and to help raise their aspirations via a more positive attitude towards the working world.

KEY STAGES 1 & 2 (Primary)

Journalism Day

Maths at Work

Architecture Workshops
Reading Volunteers
MathsAttack
KEY STAGES 3 & 4 (Secondary)

Words for Work

Reading Volunteers

Event Journalism / media opportunities
Money Sense
Money Skills

Platinum Partnership
Platinum Partnership is Education Business Partnership Kent's quality standard. It signifies the highest standard of work by all partners over a range of work related programmes. It is not linked to the number of services purchased and can be attained by a school attending a range of free programmes delivered by EBP Kent. Understood is that the employer and /or the school work tirelessly to attain the highest quality of employer engagement for their students. Employability and progression are the foundation for all work, and evaluation and impact are always part of all processes. Platinum Partners are highly innovative, quality assured and centres of Employer Engagement Excellence.

BENEFITS

Recognised quality standards of Education Business Excellence

Fully qualified staff
Excellent employer engagement
Innovative programme development
A consortium of schools, colleges, employers and national groups all working towards the same goals
Monitored delivery outcomes
Response to individual needs, whether whole school, teachers or students
Constant alignment to the latest government initiatives
Cost-effective programme NOT for profit. Many activities are free of charge
Full support for staff developing 'Skills and Employability' programmes
Ofsted packs evaluating and mapping all activities
Ofsted partnership evidence if required
Web based support when applicable
Strategic preparation and planning
Host school for new employers
Annual framed certificate
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