Annual esports tournament develops skills
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Ukie’s Digital Schoolhouse, powered by PlayStation, delivers its annual esports tournament to schools & colleges across the UK. In this immersive careers experience, students aged 12-18 years develop practical and soft skills through participation in professional esports roles, crafted by … Read More

Final call for ‘Fuelling ambition’ event on 5 July
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We’re looking forward to welcoming Headteachers, Careers Leads and Enterprise Advisers to our ‘Fuelling ambition: developing a whole-school approach to careers’ panel discussion on Friday 5 July from 1 – 4pm at The Gateway in Aylesbury. If you haven’t yet … Read More

‘Careers lessons push up GCSE grades’
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A new report has established that encounters with the world of work can change attitudes and improve academic achievement. For the first time in England, research demonstrated links between young people’s engagement with employers through career talks and their GCSE … Read More

Skills Minister praises careers improvements
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(Gatsby 1-8) The Government’s Minister for Skills has praised the efforts of schools and colleges to strengthen careers and links with employers in the Times Educational Supplement. Sixteen months on from the publication of the Careers Strategy, Ann Milton writes: … Read More

Get your students work ready
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(Gatsby 4 and 5) Help your students get work-ready by accessing free skills training from provider Be Ready that includes employer linkups and lesson resources. Be Ready aims to improve the employability and soft skills of young people so that … Read More

Pitch perfect students pronounced Sales Challenge winners
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(Gatsby 5) Sixth formers from Highcrest Academy in High Wycombe triumphed after a head to head final with schools from across the county in our 2019 Big Bucks Sales Challenge held at Pinewood Studios at the end of last term.  … Read More

The Future of Skills: A Briefing for Teachers
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(Gatsby 2) Innovation foundation Nesta has launched a toolkit for teachers and parents (and Enterprise Advisers!) summarising the key findings from its ‘The Future of Skills: Employment in 2030’ report. This toolkit equips users with the latest information about the … Read More

Applications open for robotics challenge!
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Tomorrow’s Engineers EEP Robotics Challenge is open now for teams of students aged 11-14 to take part in a curriculum-based programme working together to solve real-world engineering, technology and computing challenges. Find out more and apply here: https://mailchi.mp/tomorrowsengineers/applications-open-for-2020-robotics-challenge?e=ce203cadf3

More Ofsted praise for Bucks
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(Gatsby 1-8) Congratulations to The Beaconsfield School – the latest of a number of schools in Bucks receiving praise from Ofsted for careers education within positive inspection reports. Careers Coordinator Cat Collingridge said: “We had a visit from Ofsted in … Read More

SEND school careers go from strength to strength
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(Gatsby 1-8) Our partnerships with special schools in Bucks are really taking off – thanks to excellent support from Enterprise Advisers and businesses. But we still need more employers to get involved: read on to see how you could make … Read More

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