LIFE SKILLS/WORK SKILLS: THE SURVIVAL GAME

LIFE SKILLS/WORK SKILLS: THE SURVIVAL GAME

Employers don't doubt the academic credentials of students, but bemoan their lack of the essential employability skills of decision making, communication, leadership and being a team player. This 'game,' created by psychologists, is used as an interview strategy for high ranking employment positions. Adapted here for the 14 - 19 age range, this is an engaging and fun way of building these skills. In all, allow for a one hour session, but can be broken into two sessions.
johncgoodyear
CAREERS PACKAGE - AUTUMN TERM YEAR 7

CAREERS PACKAGE - AUTUMN TERM YEAR 7

This is a series of careers lessons. They are delivered in tutor time during the Autumn term. They are not aimed at directing students to specific careers but about target and goal setting, understanding where they are and how to develop. The first lesson kicks off with the power of first impressions and the importance of manners. There is a lesson descriptor for display in the tutor room. All lessons are power point presentations. The aim is to motivate and build confidence and independence on their way to the paid world of work. This is part of a series of packages delivered throughout the year.
johncgoodyear
Key Stage 4  Options

Key Stage 4 Options

This is a series of activities aimed at starting the thinking process leading up to choosing subjects to study at KS4. Activities are for students to complete individually and to discuss with the class and at home with parents. Rather than looking at specific subjects, the aim is to focus students into thinking about their interests, career ambitions, strengths & weaknesses and some essential does and don'ts.
johncgoodyear
BTEC TRAVEL & TOURISM LEVEL 2 UNIT 2

BTEC TRAVEL & TOURISM LEVEL 2 UNIT 2

Supporting the standard text and Btec authorised assignment, this is the only resource you will need. A comprehensive step by step guide to assignment completion, scaffolded to Distinction level. What information is required, where to find it and structure the responses. All that is required for successful completion of the Btec authorised assignment
johncgoodyear
BRAIN GYM - IDEAS FOR MOTIVATION AND INSPIRATION

BRAIN GYM - IDEAS FOR MOTIVATION AND INSPIRATION

Brain Gym was the revolutionary idea to motivate, inspire, invigorate and enthuse students of all ages. It had its detractors - mumbo jumbo, it won't work. Opinion is evenly divided, so give it a go. My own experience is that it can reach most students; at the very least all students buy into what we are trying to achieve and become more engaged with their learning. The activities are short and as such are very good lesson starters. Establish it with the younger year groups and build from there.
johncgoodyear
EMAIL GUIDELINES - A strategic approach to limiting negative impact

EMAIL GUIDELINES - A strategic approach to limiting negative impact

We have developed an email culture and colleagues will typically receive upwards of 50 a day. We consider this time consuming and wasteful. It is damaging both in time and with relationships - how an email is written is often harsher than the spoken word and in its worst form leads to open hostility. Whilst acknowledging the efficiency and effectiveness of emails, this display is a 10 point set of suggestions that colleagues have welcomed - less emails to respond to, less stress and more time in constructive face to face dialogue. For display in all offices. As a constant reminder, it really has made a big difference on staff wellbeing.
johncgoodyear
BTEC TRAVEL & TOURISM LEVEL 2 UNIT 5

BTEC TRAVEL & TOURISM LEVEL 2 UNIT 5

Supporting the standard text and Btec authorised assignment, this is the only resource you will need. A comprehensive step by step guide to assignment completion, scaffolded to Distinction level. What information is required, where to find it and structure the responses. All that is required for successful completion of the Btec authorised assignment.
johncgoodyear
Btec Travel & Tourism: Level 3 Unit 2 Assignment & Preparation

Btec Travel & Tourism: Level 3 Unit 2 Assignment & Preparation

This is designed to complement the standard textbook and is student friendly. It provides all the information concisely and highlights the main points. The activities are a preparation for the assignment, research based and designed to challenge and extend knowledge. The assignment is that of the textbook and has been approved by the Btec checking service. There is a step by step student guide to completion. This gives the students (and teachers) the confidence in knowing they are on the right track in researching and writing the assignment.
johncgoodyear
COACHING MANUAL FOR ALL LEVELS OF LEADERSHIP

COACHING MANUAL FOR ALL LEVELS OF LEADERSHIP

Coaching colleagues may not be 'new wave' or the next trendy thing, but it is an essential tool for everyone in a leadership position or aspiring to be so. This booklet lays out the essentials of coaching and can be used for inset sessions and has been adapted from the NCSL 'Leading from the middle' course. It gives numerous examples of how to adopt the questioning approach of coaching and how to maintain a solution focused attitude. Above all, coaching is about supporting each other and is a core asset of all outstanding schools.
johncgoodyear
JAMIE OLIVER HOME COOKING SKILLS BTEC LEVEL 2 AWARD

JAMIE OLIVER HOME COOKING SKILLS BTEC LEVEL 2 AWARD

Being able to cook is an essential life skill. Students will find out about how to buy the right food, how to prepare ingredients and how to put together a nutritional meal. At the end students will be able to source and prepare a 2 course meal. A step by step guide with links to YouTube clips of Jamie preparing the same ingredients. The course can easily be taught in a half term, 2 lessons per week. Equivalent to half a GCSE
johncgoodyear
BTEC TRAVEL & TOURISM LEVEL 3 UNIT 1 ASSIGNMENT & PREPARATION

BTEC TRAVEL & TOURISM LEVEL 3 UNIT 1 ASSIGNMENT & PREPARATION

This is for the existing specification. This is designed to complement the standard textbook and is student friendly. It provides all the information concisely and highlights the main points. The activities are a preparation for the assignment, researched based and designed to challenge and extend knowledge. The assignment is that of the textbook and has been approved by the Btec checking service. There is a step by step student guide to completion. This gives students the confidence in knowing they are on the right track in researching and writing the assignment
johncgoodyear
BTEC Travel & Tourism Level 3 Unit 7 assignment and preparation

BTEC Travel & Tourism Level 3 Unit 7 assignment and preparation

This is designed to complement the standard textbook and is student friendly. It provides all the information concisely and highlights the main points. The activities are a preparation for the assignment, researched based and designed to challenge and extend knowledge. The assignment is that of the textbook and has been approved by the Btec checking service. There is a step by step student guide to completion. This gives students the confidence in knowing they are on the right track in researching and writing the assignment
johncgoodyear
BTEC LEVEL(old spec') 3 HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE UNIT 20 ASSIGNMENT

BTEC LEVEL(old spec') 3 HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE UNIT 20 ASSIGNMENT

This is designed to complement the textbook and is student friendly. It provides all the information concisely and highlights the main points. The assignment is that of the textbook and was sent and approved by the BTEC assignment checking service. Crucially, there is a step by step student guide to completion. This gives students the confidence in knowing they are on the right track in researching and writing the assignment.
johncgoodyear
CAREERS & EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS - HONDA SCHOOL OF DREAMS

CAREERS & EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS - HONDA SCHOOL OF DREAMS

A careers lesson based on the creative ideas of the Honda School of Dreams. It is an activity based around problem solving - trying to develop clarity in thinking and logic in looking at solutions. It is a great activity in creating focus and links well with lessons that look at specific careers. Problem solving and creativity are great employability skills
johncgoodyear
CAREERS & EMPLOYABILITY: THE JAPANESE DARUMA DOLL

CAREERS & EMPLOYABILITY: THE JAPANESE DARUMA DOLL

A careers lesson designed to enthuse students with the power of ambition, goal setting and how to achieve them. It is based on ideas created by the Honda School of Dreams and the ancient Japanese use of Daruma Dolls. A very effective lesson in getting students to think creatively and planning how to aim for success. This is an essential employability skill.
johncgoodyear
BTEC TRAVEL AND TOURISM LEVEL 3 UNIT 3 ASSIGNMENT AND PREPARATION

BTEC TRAVEL AND TOURISM LEVEL 3 UNIT 3 ASSIGNMENT AND PREPARATION

This is designed to complement the standard textbook and is student friendly. It provides all the information concisely and highlights the main points. The activities are a preparation for the assignment, researched based and designed to challenge and extend knowledge. The assignment is that of the textbook and has been approved by the Btec checking service. There is a step by step student guide to completion. This gives students the confidence in knowing they are on the right track in researching and writing the assignment.
johncgoodyear
Teaching strategies I couldn't live without - reflecting on learning

Teaching strategies I couldn't live without - reflecting on learning

AfL is part of the bread and butter of teaching and learning. There are many strategies out there that assess learning and here are a few of the most effective based on many years of experience and watching top performers. This is a display poster of these strategies and is designed to be laminated and taped onto teacher desks to act as a constant reminder of good practice. A very effective CPD tool for senior leaders and Heads of Department
johncgoodyear
Do you have your 5 a day?  Building to a successful career

Do you have your 5 a day? Building to a successful career

A careers activity and accompanying poster highlighting the essential skills for employment. They make up the transferable skills that all employers are looking for, looking at students assessing their strengths and weaknesses and building on them. This is designed for a 30 minute tutor session. The accompanying poster keeps it at the forefront of student thinking
johncgoodyear
Teaching strategies I couldn't live without - Questioning for Learning

Teaching strategies I couldn't live without - Questioning for Learning

AfL is part of the bread and butter of teaching and learning. There are many strategies out there that assess end of lesson learning and here are a few of the most effective. This is a display poster of those strategies and is designed to be laminated and taped onto every teacher desk to be a constant reminder of good practice. An excellent CPD tool for senior leadership and Heads of Department.
johncgoodyear