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  • Developing young people as a whole 

    Developing young people as a whole  Is our obsession with attainment leaving them behind? The importance of socio-emotional skills   Here at Speakers for Schools, we strongly believe that work experience and enrichment activities outside the central curriculum, in its wide range of forms, are crucial to developing young peoples’ social and emotional skills and affecting […]

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  • Universal Work Experience Gains Public Support In New Report 

    Universal Work Experience Gains Public Support In New Report  The recent report by the Edge Foundation provides insight into the appetite for reform within 16 -19 education, highlighting findings that demand immediate attention from employers, educators, and policymakers alike. Here’s a breakdown of the key revelations:  Interestingly, this support for mandatory work experience cut across […]

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  • Meet our new Youth Council

    Meet our new Youth Council Welcome from Callum and Zephaniah Making change for young people is important. But to succeed, young people must be involved. We are therefore excited to introduce our second (and now national) Youth Council. We hope that a broader range of young people will help offer the best possible advice and […]

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  • New report outlines double disadvantage barring fair access to top universities

    New report outlines double disadvantage barring fair access to top universities

    New report outlines double disadvantage barring fair access to top universities The attainment gap between young people attending state schools and private schools – which already inhibits fair access to the country’s top universities for even the most talented state sector students – is further compounded by the double disadvantage of lack of access to […]

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    Enhancing youth skills for future employment

    Enhancing youth skills for future employment Last week, we held an inspiring roundtable in Portsmouth to rethink the intersectionality of education, skills, and social mobility. We invited a diverse assembly of businesses, educators, policymakers, and, most importantly, young voices to discuss the barriers young people face to succeed, irrespective of their social class or place […]

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    The Power of Choice

    The Power of Choice Choice is a brilliant thing. But it can also be overwhelming.  The young people we work with at Speakers for Schools are told so often that they’re at a pivotally important moment in their lives, when the decisions they make will shape their whole futures. Opening a book, on the other […]

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  • Rachel McCarthy, National Lead Practitioner for Enrichment (Careers and Eco-Trust), Ormiston Academies Trust

    Building Careers into a multi-academy trust Framework

    Building Careers into a Multi-Academy Trust Framework Ormiston Academies Trust run 42 academies, including 32 secondaries, six primaries, three Alternative Provision schools, and one special school. These schools are based across the country, from Norwich and Ipswich to Birmingham and Stoke, via Liverpool, Grimsby, and the Isle of Wight. This sheer variety means we have […]

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    Why it is essential to help students ‘belong’ to their school community

    Why it is essential to help students ‘belong’ to their school community As all of us across the education sector are acutely aware, the country is facing a peak in school absenteeism, creating challenges for educators as we try to reach and support students who struggle to consistently attend school due to anxiety, stress or […]

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    Revolutionising the Labour Market: Unleashing productivity by putting skills first.

    Revolutionising the Labour Market: Unleashing productivity by putting skills first. In the ever-evolving landscape of industries, accessing and retaining talent has become a critical concern. Recent data from the World Economic Forum (WEF) reveals that a staggering 61% of businesses are worried about the availability of skilled individuals in the next five years. This concern […]

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    Charitable Trust awards grant for summer work experience for schools and colleges in Chester and Ellesmere Port

    Charitable Trust awards grant for summer work experience for schools and colleges in Chester and Ellesmere Port Young people attending state schools and colleges in Ellesmere Port and Chester will have access to a wider range of work experience opportunities this summer thanks to a special grant awarded to the Speakers for Schools charity by […]

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