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Developing the Young Workforce: Guidance for School/Employer Partnerships, Guidance for Schools

Developing the Young Workforce: Guidance for School/Employer Partnerships, Guidance for Schools

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

ISBN: 9781785446580

This guidance for schools highlights the mutual benefits of school/employer partnerships. It suggests practical steps and issues that schools should consider.

Executive Summary

As part of work on Developing the Young Workforce, the Guidance for School/ Employer Partnerships is intended to support the aim of meaningful and productive partnerships operating in all secondary schools by 2018/19, also to support partnerships involving primary and early years. The guidance has been published in 3 parts: Guidance for Employers, Guidance for Schools, and Guidance for DYW Regional Groups and Local Authorities. The guidance has been developed by the Scottish Government in partnership with relevant national bodies and informed by consultation with a range of stakeholders.

This guidance for schools suggests practical steps and issues that a school should consider. It covers the topics: how partnerships can benefit the school, young people and employers; what a partnership looks like; how to set up a partnership; and ensuring and maintaining

quality partnerships.

It recognises the importance of building on good practice, flexibility to meet differing local needs, and mutual benefit.