We work with businesses and schools to build capacity in language and employability skills.
School: Broughton High School
Project: Broughton's Working
Date: May 2020
Broughton High School has a strong tradition of promoting languages and employability, and have previous involvement with the SCILT Business Languages Champions scheme.
Their project this year spanned a wide range of languages, year groups and pupils. They have well-established links with local businesses, tourist groups and third sector organisations and they have built on these connections in order to demonstrate to pupils the value of languages in the workplace.
Their project included the following different employability-focused events and experiences:
This is an excellent submission from Broughton High School and their partners. There is a wide range of partnerships with businesses, third sector and other organisations, covering a variety of languages and interest areas within the field of Employability. We were very impressed by all of projects, and the fact that they involve and impact a significant proportion of the learner cohort in the school.
The projects are impressive in the variety of ways in which they convey the importance of languages to pupils, fostering the importance of citizenship and cultural understanding as well as language skills. Feedback shows that the culture of the school values languages and that these projects have contributed significantly to this, in some cases being directly responsible for changes in pupil attitudes to languages. The motivational effect of the projects is unquestionable.
The well-established partnerships have on-going long-term potential. This is an exemplary approach to developing young people’s learning about the world of work and their understanding of the value of language skills to their future employability.