Opportunity for your pupils to take part in a FREE Creative Enterprise Project
Do you have a group of between 15 and 30 pupils aged between 11 and 18 who would benefit from taking part in a FREE creative, artistic, enterprise project?
The students can work in any creative medium (including painting, textiles, ceramics, photography, digital arts, graphic design, design technology) as they develop employability skills such as team work, communication, business skills, cooperation, money and time management.
The ‘Young Entrepreneurs’ Project is part of National Lottery Heritage Fund and Arts Council funded ‘Great Place Scheme’ focusing on engaging people with the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site (DVMWHS).
In the past the Derwent Valley Mills were a hotbed of manufacturing, entrepreneurs and businesses. We want to use the heritage of the past in the East Midland’s only World Heritage Site to engage and inspire young people to be enterprising and business minded for the future.
What your pupils will get out of the experience:
• Being creative and developing artistic skills
• Team work
• Employability skills
• Sales and money management
• Heritage learning
• Working with others (artists and businesses)
Who is it for?
This is a great enterprise project but it could also work with a nurture group, special needs group, specific creative subject curriculum areas e.g. Art and Design, Design Technology, Photography, Computing etc. or as part of an enrichment week.
How the project will work:
The project is designed to be at no cost to the group and school, be flexible and adaptable to your curriculum, timetable and pupil needs and is aiming to be student led so they can dictate which of the sites, which type of product or creative artist they want to work with. We need to deliver the sessions between September 2019 and June 2020 so we have plenty of time to adapt and suit your needs. We’re hoping that we can forge relationships between the groups, artists and sites so similar projects can be run in future years using the same format and resources.
We will pair the group of young people with a particular site (of their choice) within the DVMWHS for their inspiration (e.g. Cromford Mills, Masson Mills, Strutts North Mill Belper, Cromford Canal, High Peak Junction etc.).
They will work with staff from Derbyshire Environmental Studies Service (who are all qualified, experienced teachers and group leaders) and will be partnered with creative practitioners and/or artists to be inspired by the site to design and create and manufacture their own products which they will sell or promote at an event.
The ‘products’ they manufacture might be digital, arts based or an event for example they could create an app, game, mug, bag, textiles, photography, postcards etc. working in small ‘company’ groups aiming to transform their creativity into cash!
What you get if you take part in the project:
‘Being Young Entrepreneurs’: 1 full day of activities in school led by Derbyshire Environmental Studies Service. with all the resources and equipment provided.
‘Site Tour Inspiration Visit’: 1 full day site visit to a location within the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site including the cost of the coach and the entry to the site selected. Activities led by Derbyshire Environmental Studies Service the site staff and a creative practitioner.
‘Product Development Day’: 1 full day of activities supporting the pupils to create and manufacture their products.
‘Sales event’: An event to sell the products made which might be a market stall, stocking items in a shop within the DVMWHS or pitching products to a panel of experts and business people.
We are looking to work with four groups from September 2019.
How to get involved:
If you would like to express your interest in getting involved in the project or would like to discuss the project in more detail with a specific group of pupils in mind please contact Georgina Greaves at Derbyshire Environmental Studies Service (Telephone 01629 533439 or email Georgina.greaves@Derbyshire.gov.uk). We’re happy to come out to a staff meeting to discuss how we can adapt to support you to deliver this project with your pupils.
Health & Safety Training - forthcoming events
We have released some new health and safety training courses. On the 26th February we are running our course for new/acting Headteachers and Business Managers, 4th March a Fire Safety Management Course and on the 29th March an Accident Reporting and Investigation Course. If you have bought into our health and safety training package there is no additional charge for these courses. Details of the courses are in the health and safety training brochure but if you require further information you can give us a ring on 01629 536525 for further details.
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The February 2019 Snippet for RM Integris Users
The February Snippet; the first of 2019, includes links to newly published guidance about Register Indicators, the Student Account Tab, User Roles plus other snippets of information. To find out more, download or print our newsletter. If it is the first time you have read The Snippet we hope you rind it informative and will share useful information with colleagues.
New HR Advisory packages for 19/20
It’s that time of year when you will be considering which traded services to purchase for April 2019.
Recognising the changing educational landscape and subsequent needs of schools we have developed some new choices for you to make about the HR Advisory Service. There will now be three levels of service for you to choose from; Virtual, Consultancy, and Professional.
The new offer reflects that different structures, circumstances and varying skills sets can determine the level of support you require for HR Advisory issues as well as the size of your school or MAT. One of the main differences between the levels of service is the amount of on-site support for HR issues.
- Virtual advice and support is aimed to support schools who are experienced in HR processes, and therefore may just require HR reassurance via telephone and email.
- Our Consultancy package complements this by including up to six on-site support visits (provided by our qualified team, who are very experienced in supporting school leaders).
- The Professional level of service will provide an unlimited number of on-site support visits.
All of these options provide access to a range of HR services such as mediation, training events, investigations and recruitment packages (discount rates apply for subscribers to the Professional Service). For schools who are part of a Multi Academy Trust we now offer a competitive and flexible MAT offer; please don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss your specific requirements.
For pricing information and further details please www.services.derbyshire.gov.uk/S2676 or contact us on 01629 535719. If none of the options suit your needs then also please contact us to discuss your requirements.
Browse our 19/20 packages and services
The majority of 19/20 packages and services are now live on the Services for Schools website.
You can view more details by clicking on the Service tab and select the service provider team of your choice or alternatively view the summary "Buy Now" list.
All schools will receive our new Services for Schools brochure in the next few days or you can download the electronic version attached above or view the online booklet HERE
Please do not hesitate to contact the Services for Schools team with any questions about the new 19-20 offer.
A small number of teams will launch their new offer in the coming weeks and we will inform you as soon as they are available:
Caretaking & Cleaning - coming end of January
Grounds Maintenance - coming early February
Careers Service - coming early February
Derbyshire Property Package (DPP) - coming early February
Educational Psychology - coming early February
Education Improvement - coming in spring 2019
Insurance and Risk Management - coming end of January
Legal - coming end of January
Free School Meals - coming end of January
Insurance Capital Maintenance Pool (IMP) - coming early February
School Catering - coming in spring 2019
School Admissions Appeals & School Admissions for Own Admissions Authority Schools - coming early February
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