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Skills Builder- Gold Award

At Nancealverne School, we recognise the importance of embedding skills that translate to all areas of our pupil’s lives and it has never been more important to build a set of essential skills to succeed for our young people.

The ability to creatively solve problems, self-manage, communicate effectively, and work well with others are imperative to the success we see in our classrooms starting at EYFS all the way through to post 16, ultimately preparing our pupils for life after Nancealverne.

The Skills Builder Framework defines the essential skills as: Listening, Speaking, Problem Solving, Creativity, Staying Positive, Aiming High, Leadership and Teamwork.

Essential Skills

Skills Icon: ListeningSkills Icon: SpeakingSkills Icon: Problem SolvingSkills Icon: CreativitySkills Icon: Staying PositiveSkills Icon: Aiming HighSkills Icon: LeadershipSkills Icon: Teamwork

Essential skills unlock learning in the classroom, boosting academic outcomes, perseverance and self belief. They halve the likelihood of being out of work, and increase earnings across a lifetime. They even boost wellbeing and life satisfaction.

But access to these skills isn’t fair. And where they are missed, it undermines social mobility, productivity and wellbeing.

We think everyone, at every stage of their lives, should have the opportunities to build them.

Gold Award 

In the previous academic year, Nancealverne School achieved the Skills Builder Gold Award, The Gold award is given for those modelling best practice in high-quality essential skills education and where:

  • Schools have fully embedded the Skills Builder Principles
  • All teachers will be confident educators of essential skills
  • Essential skills education will be fully integrated into daily practice

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As a school we are immensely proud of the work the pupils have put into developing their skills and embracing Skills Builder as a framework to enhance their learning.