Support for National Apprenticeships Week in Bucks
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(Gatsby benchmark 7) The Apprenticeship Support and Knowledge for schools (ASK) programme in Buckinghamshire is now run by Adviza: Claire Reeves is your local programme manager and all schools should have received a visit from her. Actions you should take … Read More

Ideas for National Careers Week 2020
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(Gatsby benchmark 1-8) Start planning now for National Careers Week, which runs from 2nd – 7th March next year. It’s a great way of getting the whole school behind careers: from parents to students, subject leaders to form tutors. Here … Read More

Independent training providers: how to meet Gatsby 7
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(Gatsby benchmark 7) We know many of our schools are struggling to get to grips with the ‘meaningful encounters with independent training providers’ requirement of Gatsby benchmark 7 – so we asked our Apprenticeship Manager Paddy Patterson for an explanation … Read More

Bucks Skills Show 2019 film premiere! 
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We’re very proud to premiere the video of the Bucks Skills Show 2019 in this issue of our newsletter. Can you spot yourself? It’s a wonderful reflection on our biggest and most successful Bucks Skills Show, attended by over 4,000 … Read More

Book now for STEMRoller 2020 – empowering female students
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(Gatsby benchmarks 2, 3, 5, 7) STEMroller 2020 is back on Saturday 29 February at Wycombe Leisure Centre – an inspirational STEM careers speed networking event with a difference for girls aged 11-19. There are just 150 student spaces available … Read More

Young Enterprise opportunities in Bucks
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(Gatsby benchmark 5) Young Enterprise have asked us to spread the word about the one-day year group events available to schools in Buckinghamshire.  These include: Learn to Earn Launch Pad Employability Masterclass YE are willing to work with schools to … Read More

Big Bang Bucks returns in June 2020
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(Gatsby benchmarks 3, 4, 5) Book students in now for the Big Bang Show in Bucks in June 2020 – inspiring young learners to pursue careers in STEM by demonstrating where their studies can take them after school. Run by the … Read More

Sign up to fully-funded careers in the curriculum CPD
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(Gatsby benchmark 4) We have organised a fully-funded, high-quality teacher CPD workshop in the new year – and would like all our Bucks schools to take up a place to extend practical expertise on Gatsby Benchmark 4. Our aim is … Read More

Parent bookings now open for Saturday Skills Show
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We’ve launched bookings for parents and carers to bring young people to the Bucks Skills Show on Saturday 19 October – and we need your help to spread the word. Please send out the text below before the end of … Read More

Download free resources to teach sixth formers about HE
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Looking for help to deliver engaging assemblies or lessons about university? Aspire resources, produced by the social mobility charity upReach, provide information about a range of post-18 options, from university to school leaver programmes and apprenticeships, as well as careers … Read More

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