- Category: Aspire & Achieve
- Published: Thursday, 05 December 2013 11:50
- Written by Super User
Aspire and Achieve
Your pathway to a successful future
The Aspire & Achieve programme combines three different elements of the curriculum;
• Enterprise Learning (EL)
• Work Related Learning (WRL)
• Information Advice and Guidance (IAG)
Although each element has its own unique values, all three are concerned with preparing students with the skills, knowledge, understanding and experience to manage the transition between full time education and full time employment.
The aim of ‘Aspire and Achieve’ is to draw these three elements together. The intrinsic values of each area will be made explicit to students, staff and parents in a programme which is clear and coherent.
The objectives of ‘Aspire and Achieve’ are;
• To meet the statutory & non- statutory requirements of WRL, EL ad IAG.
• To provide students, staff and parents with an understanding of how the three elements of the programme are interrelated.
• To provide opportunities which develop the intrinsic values of each element of the programme in all students.
• To provide a framework for the explicit teaching of these values.
‘Aspire and Achieve’ gives students the opportunities and skills to be creative, and innovative, to take risks and manage them, and to do so with drive and determination. It will enable them to make successful career choices and provide them with the skills, knowledge and experience to manage the transition from learning to work.
The skills that students will gain through ‘Aspire and Achieve’ can be identified in the Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLATS) of the National Curriculum; Creative Thinking, Self Management, Effective participation, Independent enquiry, reflection and Team work.
To ensure that students are not presented with a different framework of skills with a different set of vocabulary, it has been decided to use the PLATS as a framework for skill development in Aspire and Achieve. Therefore – for each event in the Aspirations Programme, the specific skills to be developed will be selected from the PLATS. It is felt this will re-enforce the PLATS to the students.