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Contact us: andrew@sparkteesvalley.com

What?

that specialises in supporting schools to deliver an engaging curriculum that develops cultural capital effectively. This includes a huge range of resources that ‘plug in’ to existing curriculum planning to enhance knowledge of how school learning relates to the World of Work. Most resources are aimed at primary or lower KS3a and are created in a style that has been developed with schools over ten years to have maximum impact on the intended audience. Spark’s work also includes support for developing digital agency and effective use of technology in the classroom along with a huge range of innovative events and projects that schools can get involved in.

Why?

Our work is based on over 20 years of experience supporting teachers and pupils alongside a constant awareness of what the research evidence suggests will have most impact. Much of this work has been to involve pupils in developing their cultural capital through greater awareness of the world of work, especially on their doorstep. The Tees Valley has an incredibly positive future ahead of it due to natural assets, well planned local decisions and a Our work is based on over 20 years of experience supporting teachers and pupils alongside a constant awareness of what the research evidence suggests will have most impact. Much of this work has been to involve pupils in developing their cultural capital through greater awareness of the world of work, especially on their doorstep. The aim of Spark is to ensure that children grow up with the awareness and commitment to be drivers of progress in their local economy. Large scale research data suggests that our approach will have a large long term impact on both the pupils’ school attainment as well as longer term career progression.

How?

Working for many years as a ‘middle man’ between the world of work and education, our experience continues to produce high impact events and projects that work for all stakeholders. An appreciation of what is possible and desirable for both education and business at the outset of a project is absolutely essential and provides an effective platform on which to develop a project or resource. Coupled with many years of experience, our approach allows us to use the best bits of what we know works to develop innovative and engaging opportunities that work well as CSR from the business side and have a huge impact for the pupils/teachers.

Examples include:

Engaging, ‘behind the scenes’ resources of the world of work aimed at age specific pupils

Creativity days with a focus on work based skills and attitudes

Well organised ‘connecting employers and pupil’ events

Creative use of technology days in school

In-school support starts at £280 a day with a range of options on working with teachers, teacher assistants, pupils, governors and parents.

Development of CSR programmes, events or resources are bespoke and our huge network of schools across the Tees Valley would love to know more about your company. Contact us for a coffee and a natter.

  • Off the Scale Enthusiasm Levels

    19th May 2022 by

    Today was another incredible day on our TVCA funded ‘World of Work at Your Feet’ day at AV Dawson HQ which has fantastic views from the top floor studio. It was a complete pleasure to work with the Year 6s from St Margaret Clitherow’s and St Gabriel’s RC Primary Schools. Their levels of enthusiasm for… Read more

  • STEM adventures

    18th May 2022 by

    Another brilliant day today at AV Dawson with St Thomas More and Junction Farm Primary Schools attending a TVCA funded event. The children were absolutely full of questions from the get go and it was brilliant to hear them making connections between things they had seen and heard in the past and what we were… Read more

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