Enhancing Learning in Schools: case study anthology

This collection of BITC member case studies show how businesses have entered into long-term partnerships with schools to deliver real-world learning within the context of the national curriculum.

In collaboration with the members of its Curriculum Taskforce (details forthcoming), Business in the Community (BITC) has been researching how businesses are working with schools to enhance the curriculum. This collection of case studies, all from leading BITC members, focus on examples of how businesses have entered into long-term partnerships with schools to deliver a new kind of real-world learning within the context of the national curriculum.

BITC members can read these examples that shine a light on how these relationships were formed as well as insights into how programmes were adapted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They will serve as a useful tool for businesses that want to work collaboratively to transform learning and life outcomes.

Find out more about how these organisations are enhancing learning in schools.

The Power Of School Partnerships

Business in the Community (BITC) members can learn how businesses have enhanced the curriculum to improve life outcomes for young people in this report on The Power of School Partnerships.

This report focuses on examples of how businesses have entered into long-term partnerships with schools to deliver a new kind of ‘real-world’ learning within the curriculum. Sustained interventions with business are more likely to reach disadvantaged young people, contribute to closing the attainment gap, promote social mobility and grow a diverse talent pool for future jobs; however, this work is not always visible or celebrated. This report seeks to change that and shine a light on how schools and businesses have been working together to transform learning and life outcomes both before and during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read The Power Of School Partnerships.

Business in the Community’s work on employment and skills

Business in the Community (BITC) works with organisations to create meaningful employment. This is one of the most significant ways that business contributes to individuals’ and communities’ livelihoods and is the only sustainable route out of poverty for many.

Offering quality work experience, adopting new recruitment approaches, and breaking down barriers to entering work for people from disadvantaged groups can benefit business by tackling skills shortages, building new talent pipelines, boosting retention rates, and achieving higher productivity.

Business in the Community’s Advisory Support

Business in the Community’s (BITC) Community Advisers support businesses to create a skilled and inclusive workforce by embedding essential skills and building successful education partnerships through our Business Class framework. Our advisers can also work with you to design and develop sustainable and impactful initiatives to build stronger relationships within your communities.

Contact our Advisory Service Team to find out more