Friday, 2 May 2014


In his recent speech, Lord Nash, the schools minister, mentioned the Cutlers' 'Made in Sheffield' programme following his recent visit to Firth Park Academy in Sheffield where he met some of the first Cutlers' Made in Sheffield Ambassadors. The approach has at its heart the Cutlers' "Made in Sheffield" Passport to Employment which recognises and celebrates young people's achievement of eighteen basic, core and key skills which are essential for success in the work of work.

The programme, through visits to engineering and advanced manufacturing companies, challenges, projects and work experience, aims to develop the following skills and attributes in the ambassadors and importantly to connect these skills to programmes of academic and technical excellence within the school curriculum:
  • 'character skills': responsibility, adaptability, resilience, determination and confidence; 
  • 'core skills': communication, literacy, numeracy, creativity and learning to learn;
  • Tony Wagner's 'higher level' skills: teamwork, critical thinking, problem solving, evaluating and organising.

The passport captures and recognises the students achievements against these critical skills. If you want to find out more about this innovative and exciting programme please contact me at

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