Expected Outcomes

Over the duration of the project we expect to achieve the following results:

a) For those directly involved in the project:

20 students, aged 16-20, in each school will be allocated curriculum time to work on the project and from this group from 6-10 students will be selected to participate in the short term learning/teaching/training activities (over the duration of the project this will total 420 students ie 7x20x3).

b) For those students not directly involved in the project:

Each school will deliver the learning and teaching activities produced by the project to a specific target year group, age range 14-16 years. This will total 695 students in total across the seven schools, therefore over the course of the project 2175 students will participate in learning and teaching materials generated by the project.

c) Whole school:

  • The management of each school will amend their curriculum policies to facilitate the following outcomes from the project
  • Curriculum time will be provided to ensure delivery of the project over the 3 year duration
  • 21 suitably skilled and experienced teachers will be assigned to ensure the effective delivery of the project
  • Senior management will ensure that all 21 teachers will be provided with the opportunities to upskill as and when required
  • The senior management will ensure the sustainability of the learning and teaching materials/activities of the project within their own institution by amending their curriculum policy to include teaching time. All students within each institution will, when considered most appropriate, will experience teaching and learning activities as created by the project. The result will be that 4493 students, based on current rolls, will benefit from teaching and learning activities generated by the project
  • Senior management will identify suitably skilled staff (at this stage we envisage two per school - 14 in total) who will be afforded time and be responsible for the delivery of the programme to the targeted students each year in the future
  • All 378 staff in the seven participating schools will be briefed and updated regularly on the project 
  • The 7 governing authorities responsible for managing each school in the project will be briefed and updated on a regular basis

The project will involve at least 20 students, in each of the 7 participating schools, working on school based activities, during the course of each of the 3 three years of the project. The outcomes for these activities and the method(s) of presentation will be agreed by the students via eTwinning, with the support of the project teachers.  All activities will produce sustainable outcomes that will be published for use in the participating schools and by other institutions. All outcomes will be used and further developed at the Short-Term Exchange Meetings for students to be held in March each year.

Throughout the duration of the project, each school will arrange for speakers from higher education, local labour/employment agencies, entrepreneurs/employers to address the project students and other appropriate target groups within each school. These may be held within each school or involve the students travelling to various venues, institutions, career fairs etc.

A Transnational Project Meeting will be held in October each year. Short-Term Exchange Meetings for 52 students will be held in March each year. There will be 4 groups one for each project activity agreed at the teachers’ Transnational Project Meeting in October with students from all partner institutions in each group. Student's will work collaboratively on the learning, teaching and training workshop activities supported by suitably skilled project teachers. The activities will have been prepared with student involvement within parameters defined by the project teachers at the October meeting. Meetings will last for 5 full days. Sustainable outcomes will be produced for learning, teaching and training, for use in each institution of the partnership and for others also. These will be shared via eTwinning and the project website. Representatives from the worlds of education and employment and local entrepreneurs will be brought in to assist with the activities.

All students, those involved in the school based activities and those who attend the Short-Term Exchange Meetings, will be instructed on how to identify, plan, organise and record all experiences that will enable them to apply for the European Youthpass and all relevant parts of the European Europass.