Tuesday, 26 September 2017

CELEBRATING SOME AMAZING YOUNG PEOPLE AT BARNSLEY TOWN HALL!

I was at Barnsley Town Hall last night with about forty of our Year 10 'BLBW: Made in Barnsley' ambassadors and their parents and carers to celebrate their achievements with the Mayor of Barnsley...
They are some amazing young people who it has been a real pleasure to work with over the last year and who have changed so much in such a short time... growing in confidence and developing the skills that matter in the world of work! I am really looking forward to seeing what these young people achieve this year as they explore in more depth their chosen employment sector... construction, engineering or healthcare and continue to develop their skills and abilities.

Friday, 22 September 2017

CONTACT ME!


OUR WEB-SITE!



THE NEW BLBW SKILLS!


BLBW BUSINESS CHAMPIONS!


BLBW GUIDE FOR PARENTS AND CARERS

Parents and carers are partners in the learning their children experience and we are keen to work with our parents and carers throughout the BLBW programmes. We provide briefing sessions, updates and regular opportunities for parents and carers to see what their children are doing and who they are working with.

THE BLBW AMBASSADOR PROGRAMME

We believe that every learner in the South Yorkshire should have:
  • the opportunity to develop the enterprise and employability skills that matter in the world of work, which are also the key drivers of success at school and in life;
  • access to independent and impartial advice and guidance about the work opportunities that exist in their community, South Yorkshire and beyond;
  • experienced at least 100 hours/20 days experience of the world of work by the time they leave school/college/learning at the age of eighteen.
The 'Better Learners, Better Workers' programmes deliver that and more!

BETTER LEARNERS, BETTER WORKERS

The ‘Better Learners, Better Workers’ programme is a consistent and coherent, employer-led approach that develops, in young people, the skills needed for employability and the world of work. It reconnects schools and business/employers through Business Champions and builds relationships and an understanding of the world of work in schools. In simple terms, it provides:
  • Businesses with home grown talent which will allow them to grow; and 
  • Young people with the skills they need to gain employment and be the best they can be!
To find out more contact me at chris@brilliant-learning.co.uk!

Thursday, 21 September 2017

BACK AT DON VALLEY ACADEMY TODAY!

My colleague Sarah Ward and I launched the 'Better Learners, Better Workers' programme at the Don Valley Academy this morning.
 We were both were impressed at how the students listened and behaved during the assembly and we are hoping for a lot of interest from these young people.



We will be back next week to run BLBW workshop for a select group of students who will then complete application forms and be interviewed for places on the BLBW programme.