Within this section we aim to provide the tools and resources needed to support you in your journey to achieving the Gatsby Benchmarks.
The resources and toolkit will include useful websites, guidance and resources across all eight benchmarks and will include lesson plans, apprenticeship resources and curriculum content.
We will be regularly reviewing and adding to this section and are keen to share any best practice across the region.
Please see below some useful links and resources to use or share:
Degree apprenticeship webinars – https://bit.ly/36v6xdX
Parent and Carers Support guide – special edition – https://amazingapprenticeships.com/resource/parents-pack-may-2020/?utm_source=mailchimp&utm_medium=parents%20pack&utm_campaign=aaa%20may
Mental Health Awareness week activities – w/c 18th May – https://amazingapprenticeships.com/resource/50-amazing-apprenticeships-support-activities/?utm_source=mailchimp&utm_medium=50%20support%20activities&utm_campaign=aaa%20may
A reminder you can sign up to receive emails from Amazing Apprenticeships if you haven’t done so already
NHS – Meet the Apprentice
Please share the story of Hollie, a Healthcare Support Worker at one of our local hospitals.
Sutton Trust Apprenticeship Summer School – https://www.suttontrust.com/our-programmes/apprenticeship-summer-school/
Apprenticeship vacancy – Transport Planning Technician – https://teesvalley-ca.gov.uk/about/work-with-us/
Advice and Guidance
National Careers Service – Do your students’ needs 1-1 IAG – click here
Updated SEND toolkit – https://www.careersandenterprise.co.uk/schools-colleges/support-send
How could construction save the world free webinar – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-construction-could-save-the-world-construction-careers-conference-tickets-104310597806
Careers and Enterprise Company have recently updated the Gatsby Benchmark pages – https://bit.ly/2KPhxJ9
Apprenticeship CPD for teaching staff – https://amazingapprenticeships.com/teacher-webinars/?utm_source=mailchimp&utm_medium=teacher%20webinar&utm_campaign=aaa%20may
CDI – Intended not just for Careers Leaders and Guidance Professionals but also aimed at school senior leadership teams and Governors. We have a unique chance to look at how we prepare our young people for the post Covid 19 world. This webinar will help you see how that chance can be aligned with improved Ofsted readiness. https://www.thecdi.net/Skills-Training-Events/What-is-Ofsted-looking-for%C2%A0Expert-Training-Online/7345
Hays Education Well-being First CPD for staff – https://educationtraining.hays.co.uk/pricing/
Start Profile training for Career Leaders and Teaching staff – https://learnliveuk.com/engaging-students-in-their-career-development-using-start/
Funded CPD for teachers throughout closures – Learning Curve have 40+ courses available, which are great CPD to teachers, support staff and parents too. Our most popular courses include: Children & Young People’s Mental Health, Understanding Autism, Behaviour that Challenges, Safeguarding and Prevent, Digital Skills, Data Protection.
All courses are nationally recognised Level 2 qualifications, accredited by NCFE and CACHE. Signing up couldn’t be easier – your staff can enrol online using the online booking form
Brighton and Sussex Medical School Virtual Work Experience – This course provides a ‘virtual’ work experience for those looking to apply to medical school. You will be introduced to the NHS before exploring the roles and skill sets of six different medical specialists. Along the way, you will also consider some of the challenges and wider issues doctors face. Enrol for free https://bsmsoutreach.thinkific.com/users/checkout/auth
Career Alchemy – Inspired Teenager Plus Overview – Free course and expert help via weekly Facebook live sessions to help enable teenagers make better career choices. content for each unit will be taught via twenty minute Facebook Live sessions online each week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. We will also be inviting experts to join us for live Question and Answer sessions on other days. We have a group of twenty highly qualified and experienced careers advisers who provide support for participants. The group is free for parents and carers to join and participate in the programme https://www.careeralchemy.co.uk/inspired-teenager-plus.html
MARRA: The biggest event of the year so far. Some of our North East STEM Ambassadors are delivering remote activities and its open to all (not just Scouts) if you would like to join in the fun, click on the registration link https://www.virtuallymarra.org.uk/
White and Case Law work experience – https://www.brightnetwork.co.uk/graduate-jobs/white-case-llp/virtual-work-experience
Virtual Careers Fair in Law – https://www.lawfair2020.co.uk/
Virtual Work Experience – https://barclayslifeskills.com/i-want-virtual-work-experience/school/virtual-work-experience
NHS – Book a Careers Chat for your students
Inspiring the Future are linking up volunteers from the world of work with schools to deliver virtual career chats.
NHS – Getting into Medicine
For those looking to gain experience in Medicine, please share the guidance from the Medical Schools Council on gaining experience during this time.
NHS – Careers in Allied Health
To see health staff in action, these virtual visits can be accessed as videos online, or using a VR headset to get a fully immersive experience!
‘I See a Difference’ have created a number of webinars for students at different stages of their education who might be interested in becoming a practitioner in one of the Allied Health Professions.
NatWest Entrepreneurship programme Dream Bigger – https://mailchi.mp/nationalcareersweek/dreambigger-a-new-initiative-of-weekly-online-workshops-for-girls-aged-16-18-to-help-them-broaden-their-career-horizons?e=c315cb0c20
RCGP: Virtual work experience – https://www.rcgp.org.uk/training-exams/discover-general-practice/observe-gp.aspx
British Airways Virtual Inspire Academy – https://careers.ba.com/meetandgreet
Nifco – https://www.nifcoeu.com/
CF Fertilizers – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNsj_P1pSzM&feature=emb_rel_end
PwC Virtual Career Events – http://www.careersschools.pwc.co.uk/Events/All/
Virtual Careers Talks – https://learn.springpod.co.uk/schedule/
A reminder of Careers videos on TVCA careers website of The Arc, Faithful & Gould, Endeavour Partnership and Cubic – https://www.teesvalleycareers.com/education/gatsby-benchmarks/ (under benchmark 5)
Virtual FE and HE Events
Teesside Summer University – Explore Summer University
Hartlepool FE Careers Live chat service – Every Tuesday and Thursday (term time) 10am-12noon. Our Live Chat is available every day 9-4pm
Northumbria University – Careers on the Couch (Episodes 1 & 2) linked to BM7 – https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=w9AdgLG7aNE and https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Ci1ZYl7x_jg
Here are some YouTube links offering a range of information and advice to students from CVs/Personal Branding/Top Tips
Unifrog webinars – https://mypathtouni.com/resources/event-calendar-webinars-only/
Project Access is a mentoring charity that supports Sixth Form students with their applications to top UK universities by matching them with a mentor from Cambridge, Durham, Oxford, Warwick, UCL, and LSE.
Students called also speak to university students using Unibuddy which is accessible via UCAS https://www.ucas.com/chat-to-students
Pathway CTM – https://pathwayctm.com/pathway-ctm-digital-pre-employment-programme/ Please do share this link within your network, and if you would like to speak to a member of our team, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us on 0208 0590 710
Prior Pursglove College – https://pursglove.ac.uk/16-18-students/bridging-the-gap/
Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form – Year 11’s info – click here
Redcar and Cleveland College – Educating Engineers Employer Q & A – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/educating-engineers-employer-qa-registration-103071429420
Take a 360 degree tour of Northern School of Art’s facilities – https://northernart.ac.uk/virtual-open-days/
Middlesbrough College Live Chats – Admissions team Monday 2pm-3pm. Schools team Tuesday 11am-12pm and 2pm-3pm.
Middlesbrough College – Important information for Year 11 students – see document
Middlesbrough College – https://bit.ly/2SriQlF
Stockton Sixth Form College VLE/Online learning platform for students to bridge the gap between school and college – https://vle.tvc.ac.uk/index.php
MPCT newsletter – click here
https://oxplore.org/ – The home of Big Ideas (Oxford University)
https://www.myheplus.com/ – subject based and development of academic skills (Cambridge University)
Durham University Scholarships Programme – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1HgQebOFHI&feature=youtu.be
University Virtual Tours – https://bit.ly/2WeiWyi
Careers in the Curriculum (B4)
Mackenzie Thorpe Competition in collaboration with MFC Foundation – Home Learning Resource BM4 & BM5
This local artist is wanting to encourage young people to follow in his footsteps and create a piece of art that you think shows the best of our region.
SEND resources, Beyond Autism – https://www.beyondautism.org.uk/about-autism/resources/
YOUTH EMPLOYMENT UK SKILLS & CAREER ACTIVITIES – These resources are designed for young people aged 14-24 including those in education, employment and training and those looking for work https://youthworksupport.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Skills-Careers-activities-booklet.pdf
Sofia Offshore Windfarm – Champions for Wind Resources by Key Stage https://sofiawindfarm.com/community/education-and-skills/
Careers Online Resource linking jobs that can help during Corona virus – – https://www.careerpilot.org.uk/information/help-and-support/careers-that-can-help-in-a-coronavirus-crisis
Success at Schools https://us3.campaign-archive.com/?u=2c038531b25876a2c7c9cf8b1&id=120ce79918&e=e360c8a040 and Downloadable Parents Guide – https://mc.successatschool.org/parents-ebook
High Tide Foundation home learning hub (BM4/BM5/BM6) – https://www.hightidefoundation.co.uk/learning-hub/
NHS – Health Careers Resources for teachers
As ever, Health Careers and ‘Step into the NHS’ have some online activities and resources for Key Stage 4 PSHE.
NHS – ‘Careers in the NHS’ task
An activity suitable for years 8, 9 & 10 – please contact Laura.Watkins@hee.nhs.uk for more details.
National Careers Week – Launch Yourself – click here
Peter Jones Foundation enterprise weekly challenge and an enterprise pack for parents and teachers – https://www.tycoon.com/
STEM & PSHE resources – https://www.big-ideas.org/, also see attached Great Exhibition at Home
MFC lesson resource – click here
Start Profile Home learning – www.startprofile.com/homelearning and https://www.startprofile.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Home-Learning-Activities.zip
How to become a Plumber – https://www.oaklands.ac.uk/news-events/blog/main-blog/2020/04/28/how-to-become-a-plumber
Crisis Career Heroes – https://mailchi.mp/successatschool/crisis-careers-heroes-round-up?e=e360c8a040
10-minute Writing Challenge
The Department for Education and Authorfy bring you a new 10 minute writing challenge, hosted by a different children’s author every day.
They’re fun, inspirational and perfect for #homelearning Books
Full video and how to join Right pointing backhand index http://authorfy.com/10minutechallenges
Action for Happiness Calendar – Meaningful May – click here
Careers in Construction – Find out more: https://bit.ly/3ce7auj
Global Bridge have created a career planning tool that students can complete at home ‘Find Your Future’ Futurelearn – free courses for children aged 13+ https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/collections/futurelearn-schools
NCW – National Skills Day – 20th May 2020 – https://nationalcareersweek.com/national-skills-days/
MFC – History of Ayresome Park lesson – click here
PWC Social Mobility Programme – PwC’s Online Toolkit has been created for teachers and careers professionals to choose from a wide selection of lessons that can be quickly and easily delivered to a class or group of students: whether as a virtual lesson or as a resource for students to access individually. Explore it here.
Complete Careers – Crazy Career videos – https://complete-careers.com/crazy-careers-videos/
Optimus Education – supporting transition with SEND – https://my.optimus-education.com/supporting-transition-pupils-send-during-covid-19
UK Parliament resources – https://bit.ly/2Yrjy6f
The Brilliant Club resources – https://thebrilliantclub.org/
What’s your strength career related activity – https://whatsyourstrength.co.uk/
Lotus Cars – Build your own James Bond “Wet Nellie” Lotus Esprit S1 – https://bit.ly/2z1tjgI
The National Film and Television School (NFTS) is offering an exciting opportunity for people of all ages to ‘Explore Filmmaking’. This course is FREE, does not require any specialist equipment, is for anyone interested in filmmaking and will need an approx. 3 hour weekly study commitment. For more information and to sign up go to https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/explore-filmmaking
From Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd:
With that in mind a few of us have been busy collating and updating the Engineering Together website www.engineeringtogether.com/ and more updates due soon.
For those of you who now find themselves with time on your hands here are a few things you can do:
- Do activities at home yourself for fun engineeringtogether.com/stem
- Be a You Tube star (or your kids) by making a clip at home on activities featured or another one
- Contribute to the website engineeringtogether.com/volunteer-now
- Develop activities for when we are back in schools
- Teachers – your own professional development.
- Do some on line training for yourself, see engineeringtogether.com/upskilling.
Free accredited remote skills training for all students BeReady online learning platform and free remote curriculum content for summer term 2020: https://bereadygroup.org/
GSK – Explore our STEM learning resources for 11-14-year olds: https://www.gskstemeducation.com/learning-resources
Tic Tac Toe Video Challenge
Todays Physical Activity Challenge can be accessed on our new youtube channel. There may be a few other existing videos you can pick up there too: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYiXlGubwxE
Copyright Licencing Agency – As we adjust to teaching and learning from home, you might find CLA’s Education Platform useful.
You can access digital versions of books your school owns, make copyright-compliant copies and share them with your students on-line. Find out more: https://lnkd.in/g7wvemG
BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons – https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/znbnscw
Tomorrow’s Engineers – What is Engineering? – click here to download
Jacobs Downloadable colouring book – click here
Department for Education – list of on-line education resources for home education – https://bit.ly/2VSw9xL
Practical Action Challenge – Pupils look at flooding around the world then design and build a model of a flood-proof house. The challenge is perfect for STEM clubs and integrating into your D&T and science lessons – https://bit.ly/35m79BX
The British Army has just launched its brand new Teacher Platform. This is a one-stop shop for teachers that will enable you to:
Gov.uk online education resources – Coronavirus (COVID 19): online education resources
Leaders Award – https://leadersaward.com/
TED Talks – download the app and listen to talks on a wide variety of subjects by experts in their fields
FutureLearn, Coursera and iTunesU – all offer MOOCs – short online courses which are free, perfect for those in Y11 and Y13 to keep their brains active
Dyson engineering and science challenges – https://bit.ly/2KQrSEQ
Success at schools’ signposts to resources – https://mailchi.mp/successatschool/easter-holidays-careers-resources-1278300?e=35b96dd6c3
Labman Automation Design and Build your own Robots – https://www.labmanautomation.com/coronavirus-response/
Go Construct ‘A day in the life of’ – https://www.goconstruct.org/learn-about-construction/day-in-the-life/ and activities https://www.goconstruct.org/inspire/information-for-employers/resources/careers-educational-resource-toolkits/careers-and-educational-activities/
Future Made Careers in Construction Role Models – https://www.future-made.co.uk/
St Johns Ambulance are offering free resource packs that include lessons and activities that have now been adapted to be self-taught at home or by teachers in the classroom – https://www.sja.org.uk/search-page/?query=key%20stage%20resou
icould resources – https://icould.com/resources/
Youth Employment Careers Activities – https://bit.ly/3fisAIW
Minecraft Website – https://education.minecraft.net/
Phonics Play Comics – www.phonicsplaycomics.co.uk/comics.html Username: march20 and Password: home
Spreading Creativity – https://better.agency/blog/spreadingcreativity/
SEND Gateway Resources for a variety of topics – https://www.sendgateway.org.uk/resources.html
Twinkl School Resource Packs – https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/covid19-school-closures
The SEN Resources Blog – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpkztoFHIgP4jpJDKWNWaHA
CLA’s Copyright Essay competition is open to 16-19 year old students based in the UK. Winners will receive cash prizes and their work will be presented to a panel of expert judges – https://www.cla.co.uk/news/copyright-essay-competition
STEMETTES – https://stemettes.org/onlineevents/
STEM Website – https://www.stem.org.uk/
Lesson Plans – https://www.familydaystriedandtested.com/
Into Film Resources and Activities – https://www.intofilm.org/
Naturally Talented Me (useful for SEND students) – https://www.naturallytalentedme.com/
SENDcast – https://www.thesendcast.com/
Cleveland Bridge is looking for ways to inspire the next generation of bridge builders so wants to see how creative pupils can be!
Cleveland Bridge is asking the public to get creative and build a bridge using anything that they might find lying around the house – from Lego to loo roll holders – and would love your pupils to get involved. This is a STEM activity for all ages, and even the pets, to have fun with while working and learning at home. They’re looking for creative, colourful, strong, short and tall bridges – and everything in between, and they would love to see how much weight they can hold too!
Cleveland Bridge will share all images of construction in progress and completed bridges that are sent to us at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org with the child’s first name, age and a contact email address (parent or school). Don’t worry, personal details will not be shared.
Work place visits and employer encounters
BBC – Stacey Dooley present Nine to Five – https://www.bbc.co.uk/showsandtours/take-part/nine-to-five
Virtual Bring It On 2020 is a new online programme of inspirational video content aimed at children aged 9-14. Launches 3rd June – https://youtu.be/Gw7MizNG9hA
Career Ready Skills Festival webinars – click here
Learn Lounge Speakers – List of educators, influencers and industry experts to share stories and knowledge https://learn.springpod.co.uk/speakers/
MFC – Premier League Inspires and Gibson Gig sessions can be booked for Sept 2020 onwards – for more details contact email@example.com
Inspirational speakers – https://www.schoolspeakers.co.uk/what-we-do/student-talks
Enjoy Tees Valley activities
Colour in Tees Valley – 2nd competition HMS Trincomalee
There’s another chance to bring a bit of colour to some of Tees Valley’s most-loved locations with the second Colour in Tees Valley competition.
Splash some colour on the HMS Trincomalee at the National Museum of the Royal Navy in Hartlepool or produce an original drawing and be in with the chance of winning a Tees Valley prize*
How to take part
Head to the website and download the activity sheet at http://www.enjoyteesvalley.com/colour-in-tees-valley (see attached)
Send your completed activity sheets or drawings, which can be scanned or photographed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Share on our Facebook or Twitter pages using #EnjoyTeesValley #TeesValleyathome
What you can win
An annual family pass to the National Museum of the Royal Navy, Hartlepool
£20 to spend during your visit
The deadline for entries is 27 May.
The winner will be announced on 28 May.
Colouring Competition – www.enjoyteesvalley.com/colour-in-tees-valley
Family activities to keep the kids entertained – https://www.enjoyteesvalley.com/at-home/family-activities
Staying connected to your favourite Tees Valley museums and attractions with Virtual Visits – https://bit.ly/3d5JJUi
Staying active with at home workouts from the region’s sports venues – https://bit.ly/2y5snYR
Financial Awareness Session
The School Enterprise Challenge
The Secondary Challenge
Devolution of the Adult Education Budget (AEB) to Tees Valley Combined Authority 2019
As part of the Devolution Deal for Tees Valley, the Tees Valley Combined Authority will take over responsibility for the Adult Education Budget currently administered by the Education Skills Funding Agency, to deliver adult skills provision in the Tees Valley from 1 August 2019.
The funding will help to support a more responsive, flexible skills system. It will target the training paths needed to better connect with business demand, driving business growth and helping our residents fill the roles of today and tomorrow.
It will help us create a more dynamic education offer to learners and businesses and work more closely with our strategic, economically significant training providers across the public, private and community sectors.
The Commissioning Process for the delivery of the Adult Education and Skills provision in the Tees Valley from 1 August 2019, is now closed.
- Inspiring Our Future: Our 2018-21 plan to build the skills we need for a modern economy
- Strategic Skills Plan: Adult Education Budget (AEB)
- Strategic Economic Plan
- Funding and Performance Management Rules 2019/2020
- Funding Higher-Risk Organisations and Subcontractors 2019/2020
- Funding Rates and Formula 2019/2020
- Provider Performance Management Framework 2019/2020
- Subcontracting Policy 2019/2020
Guidance documents for apprenticeships
January Parents’ Pack
January’s edition of the Parents’ Pack is full of resources about apprenticeships, including what employers are really looking for in an apprentice, hobbies that look good on an application, apprenticeships in the Army, the social life of an apprentice, and much more. Schools, colleges and careers staff are encouraged to share this helpful pack through their parent channels.
Application Hints and Tips from 50+ Employers
Vacancy Snapshot contains valuable application hints and tips from more than 50 apprenticeship employers across England. As well as tailored advice on making a winning application, you can find behind-the-scenes videos, apprenticeship programme information and much more.
Exciting New Apprenticeship Live Broadcasts
More inspiring employers have signed up for Live Broadcasts in 2019, including Accenture, Bentley Motors and Pret. Schools can benefit from hearing directly from recruiters and apprentices in these short 15 minute broadcasts. A catch-up service is also available for all broadcasts 72 hours after going live, allowing viewers to choose a convenient time to watch.
Updated: 101 Apprenticeship Activities for Schools Guide
Version 2 of the popular 101 Amazing Apprenticeship Activities for Schools guide is now available. This guide is designed to be used by schools and other educational establishments supporting students in years 10 – 13, teachers and parents.
Split into unique sections for ideas to use with your students, teachers and parents, the guide contains 101 engaging and informative apprenticeship activities to help all stakeholders understand the incredible opportunities, benefits and complexities of apprenticeships.
Maths and Business
Health and Social
IT and Digital
University and Graduates
The factsheets below contain an overview of key job sectors in the Tees Valley. This includes how big the sector is, the types and numbers of jobs that are available, the skills and qualities needed to work in the sector and information on the ways in which you can gain relevant qualifications and experience to get a job in the sector
- Careers guidance – Statutory guidance for governing bodies and school staff.
- Careers guidance – Training provider
- Careers & Enterprise SEND – Guidance
- Destinations Data
- How to engage employers – Guide
- Careers guidance – Role of the governing body
- The SEND Gatsby Benchmark Toolkit
- Quality in Careers – Standard
- Tees Valley Careers – Framework
- Evidence base for careers websites
- Careers in the curriculum – What works?
- Careers provision in colleges – What works?
- Work experience, job shadowing and workplace visits – What works?
- Personal Guidance – What works?
- Transitioning skills – What works?
- Volunteering – What works?