CONNECT Newsletter – 07.05.2021

07th May 2021

Greetings from the CONNECT Team, we hope you enjoyed the Easter break. 

This week is all about: 

  • CONNECT “New Tech Webinar” (BPB) Bespoke Programme Builder
  • CONNECT “New Tech Webinar” – Skills Builder Framework
  • CE P25 Work Placement Team – High praise from Ofsted!
  • Get ready for the new academic year, sign-up for our Partner Training Programme

Don’t forget to access our WebsiteLinkedin page, and YouTube channel for all the up-to-date content and resources. 

A huge thank you from the team to those who attended our new tech webinar this week, if you were unable to attend or would like to access the webinar recording please click the tab below to access the video. The Changing Education team was excited to share with you the New Bespoke Programme Builder Functionality giving you full control of your wider careers and work-related learning programmes.

Why should I watch the video?

The bespoke programme builder has been designed to offer you complete control of your delivery model, allowing effective implementation and roll-out of careers and work-based learning programmes. Full integration with our Student App supports clear tracking of attainment allowing Guided learning hours to be evidenced.

  • Can we build our own virtual work experience programmes?
  • Can we build bespoke employability activities?
  • Can Ad-hoc programmes be built over an extended period?
  • Can we produce certificates for the programmes designed?
  • Can we enrol students on mass?
  • Can we see a breakdown of student engagement in all activities?
  • Gatsby Benchmark Integration: 1, 3, 4, 5, 6

CONNECT “New Tech” BPB Bespoke Programme Builder
Watch the Webinar

This is your opportunity to learn more about the Connect Software functionality, including key developments which have been designed to enhance the user journey. Through our market research phase, we have improved user functionality. 

Why should I attend?

This week we will be focusing on the integration of the Skills Builder Framework into the CONNECT Web Platform and Mobile App. The Partnership brings together more than 700 organisations towards a common mission, joined by shared language, principles, and outcomes. The partnership will enable CONNECT’s student assessment functionality to link directly with the Skills Builder Universal Framework and Educators Toolkit, which breaks each essential skill down into teachable, learnable steps.

These are the skills young people need to succeed in education and beyond into employment. Working with the Skills Builder Partnership supports all students to take ownership of their essential skill development and articulate their strengths. Click the button below to find out more about the framework.

Key Areas:

  • Student self-analysis process 
  • Skill Builder management and tracking  
  • Smart Target functionality
  • Progress Tracker
  • Development Resources for students “launchpad”
  • Development Resources for educators “skills builder hub”
  • Reporting and Data Tables  

Reserve Your Place

Ofsted – Project 25 Team receives high praise!

The Changing Education Team is extremely proud of Craig Blount and our Project 25 team for the dedication and commitment they have shown during lockdown to ensure students experience work-related learning as a key component of a vocational career pathway.

Ofsted Inspection Feedback “Adelaide Heath Academy”.

“You have been successful in overcoming the impact of the pandemic on pupils’ work placements. Weekly virtual sessions, with a visiting expert, mean that pupils in Year 10 and Year 11 have continued to gain experience of the world of work. These pupils are well informed about their career choices. The pupils that we spoke to talked confidently about their future goals.”

Adelaide Trust Careers Lead Feedback

I can honestly say that they have gone above and beyond for us, we have one key link from Changing Education that works with our school (Across our Trust now) and he is amazing. he helps with parents’ evenings, contributes to newsletters, visits pupils on placement, and sends us photos and quotes, he is great.

Nerys Steventon (Careers Lead – The Adelaide Trust)

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Education and Training


Work Placements are back on the agenda and we’re here to take all the weight off your shoulders. We look forward to supporting you to get your work experience programme up and running, provide guidance on Ofsted, Gatsby, and Compass+ integration, risk management, and employer engagement while tracking and reporting on everything you and your students need.

Get ready for the new academic year, sign-up for our Partner Training Programme

Please click this link to get your team signed up.  

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