Commercial Education Trust : Useful Resources

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Useful Resources

Below are links to a few resources we find useful and relevant to commercial education.  These relate to practical guides, research findings, events and forums which are not listed under ‘Recent Projects’.  Please also note that the website is new (November 2018), so our content will expand in the future: please check back regularly. 

See our Recent Projects for further information on CET-supported programmes

Education Endowment Foundation

Education Endowment Foundation

Teaching and Learning Toolkit

The Teaching and Learning Toolkit (and its Early Years companion) are accessible summaries of educational research which provide guidance for teachers and senior leaders on how to use their resources to improve learning outcomes, particularly for disadvantaged children and young people. The Toolkits do not make definitive claims about what will work but rather attempt to provide valuable information about what is likely to be beneficial, based on existing evidence. They summarise over 40 approaches to improving learning, summarised in terms of average impact on attainment; cost; and strength of evidence supporting it.

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Founders4Schools (F4S)

Career Encounters for Students

Founders4Schools (F4S) is a free service for state maintained and private UK schools and colleges that connects students aged 8+ with local leading business leaders. The outcome is for students to be better-informed about their future options, motivated to succeed and inspired to lead enterprising lives.

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Young people can learn from the experience of successful entrepreneurs and employees. Businesses have the opportunity to put their company on the map and to help students develop employability skills. Their Workfinder app connects young people to work placements across the country

Tom Ravenscroft

Tom Ravenscroft

The Missing Piece, The Essential Skills That Education Forgot

Tom Ravenscroft believes there is something fundamental missing in education and in his book ‘The Missing Piece’ he reflects on the essential, non-academic skills which will be essential to thrive in the 21st Century. These are teamwork, leadership, problem-solving, creativity, listening, presenting, aiming high and staying positive.

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He reflects on a decade of work with Enabling Enterprise (see ‘Recent Grants’), how he identified these skills, and the and the principles of how they can be built and used.

With a future of increasing automation, Tom makes a powerful argument that these skills are going to be vital not just in a school environment but in life in general.

Enabling Enterprise

Enabling Enterprise

Skills Builder

Developed over four years in cooperation with over 60 organisations and individuals across the sector, Enabling Enterprise’s Skills Builder Framework looks at eight essential skills that children and students need so that they can succeed in life: listening, presenting, problem-solving, creativity, staying positive, aiming high, leadership, teamwork. It takes each of these eight skills and breaks them down into teachable and learnable nuggets - from the age of three through to adulthood. It has been used by 10,000 teachers and over 200,000 children to date.

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Enabling Enterprise has also created a toolkit for employers that offers advice for embedding the essential skills, the Framework and the principles into work with young people. CET supported a project to develop enhanced training to teachers which ultimately contributed to the framework (see Recent Grants).

Educators

Educators

Education providers are key to developing a culture that values skills and business knowledge, as well as academic learning. They are gatekeepers to ensuring…... Read more

Employers

Employers

Employers play a key role in bringing the workplace into the classroom and in helping young people form positive attitudes towards schooling, further and…... Read more

Policy Makers

Policy Makers

There are real benefits to students engaging in commercial education activities which develop their personal skills; provide guidance on career options; give them work…... Read more

Partners