Curriculum-linked projects

North East pupils are learning through real-life projects with local businesses. 

Making learning, at all ages, relevant to the work place can increase student engagement, aspirations and attainment. It provides an opportunity for employers to work with educators to equip young people with the skills they are looking for preparing them for their future careers.

What's involved?
Work with local teachers, bringing your knowledge of your sector and the world of work and enabling teachers to link their curriculum content though classroom activities or projects. The benefits to learners can include increased engagement, better understanding of how subject content links to world of work, development of relevant skills, knowledge and improved attainment. Working with teachers is an effective way of shaping a learning experience for many young people.

Who can apply? 
Any employer or individual that is interesting in bringing context from their sector or business into the classroom.

How much time does this involve? 
Generally an idea generation planning session would take place between yourself and interested teacher(s). A clear plan and actions would be developed linking an aspect of the curriculum. A project which would then be delivered in the classroom and may include your direct input. The process can be fully supported by the LEP team to ensure maximum impact from the duration of time you are able to offer.

Find out more about curriculum-linked projects

North Tyneside pupils learn what it takes to complete the Great North Run

Find out what happened when Nike teamed up with Churchill Community College.

Port of Blyth case study

Students and teachers at Newcastle’s Excelsior Academy have been using applied learning to strengthen the links between schools and employers.

Pupils get on board with Go North East

A short film about how pupils at Norham High School visited Go North East's depot. 

Percy Main pupils take over North Tyneside museum

Find out what happened when pupils took on the role of staff at a local museum.