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Engineering in the spotlight for 2018

Engineering will be put in the spotlight for 2018 as the government launches a campaign to inspire the next generation of engineers.

The Year of Engineering will see government and industry tackle a major skills gap. Engineering is one of the most productive sectors in the UK, but a shortfall of 20,000 engineering graduates every year is damaging growth.

Ministers from across government are joining forces with engineers, industry experts and hundreds of businesses to change perceptions around engineering – and highlight the scale of opportunity that careers in the industry hold for young people in the UK.

2018 will see a national drive in all corners of the country to inspire the young people who will shape the future and show them that a career in engineering is exciting, rewarding and creative.

To find out more about the Year of Engineering:

Christmas Quiz

The Lydiate Learning Trust Maths Competition

Complete the questions and submit to the head of department before 21st December 2017.

A winner from Deyes High, Childwall SSA and Studio@Deyes will then be announced in the New Year.

View the quiz by clicking here.

Making a difference with Studio@Deyes

Making a difference with Studio@Deyes – School Governors

Are you passionate about the importance of delivering an education which enables all young people to achieve their full potential?

Do you want to help deliver the best possible education for pupils of Studio@Deyes?

Can you see yourself acting as a ‘Critical Friend’ to the School Senior Management Team, helping to create positive solutions for school improvement?

Are you able to attend 2-4 meetings per term (usually Weds mornings)?

In return you will have the satisfaction of knowing you are making a real difference to the lives of the students at Studio@Deyes. You will have the opportunity to use and improve a range of highly transferable skills, work with new people and apply your knowledge and experience to benefit the local community.

What do governors actually do?

School governors represent the largest volunteer force in the country. They work alongside the Headteacher and the school’s senior leadership team to set strategic direction, monitor school performance and ensure the school’s budget is well spent. Governors do not manage the day to day running of the school but they do set the framework which should ensure the school is operating effectively.

Who can be a governor?

Anyone from any background who is aged 18 or over and has around 20 hours per term to spare is welcome to apply. Governors are ordinary people drawn from all areas of society. The most effective governing bodies are those that have a mix of experiences from different cultures and age groups, and a range of everyday skills from personal life as well as work settings. The most important things which any volunteer can bring to the role of governor are time, commitment and enthusiasm. No previous experience of being a School Governor is necessary – training on the role is available.

Further information and expressions of interest

If this sounds interesting, please get in touch to discuss whether volunteering as a school governor is right for you.

Contact:

Mrs Deborah Moss, Senior Clerk to Lydiate Learning Trust

e-mail: d.moss@deyeshigh.co.uk

Phone: 0785 314 0551

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Students gain a real insight into the world of work during work experience trips

Throughout the past academic year, our students have had the opportunity to meet and work with many of Studio@Deyes’ employer partners. This includes the opportunity to attend a keynote speech by Justine Mills, owner of Cricket fashion, during our launch event in November last year. Students also had the opportunity to talk to Justine about their work and ask her for fashion tips and advice. In January, we were also visited by Carly Phillips, a former Juice Academy apprentice who was selected to work as Bruntwood’s first Social Media apprentice. With a love for all things Social Media, Carly is also a lifestyle blogger outside of work. Carly shared her experiences and advice about how to #MAKEIT in the creative world of marketing and social media.

As well as receiving talks from employers at Studio@Deyes, students have also been able to complete various trips to employer offices, including a trip to The Leather Satchel Co. in October where they gained a valuable insight into the leather work industry. Later in the year, The Leather Satchel Co. were visited again by our Year 12 Engineering students as part of their work on a project which involved designing a new steering wheel for a green powered racing car. Working with The Leather Satchel Company was a valuable experience for our students as it enabled them to see each stage of the project life cycle, from project initiation to project close down,

Recently, a group of our students and students from our sister school, Deyes High School, were also lucky enough to visit Ernst & Young’s very swanky Liverpool City Centre offices to explore careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths). The students were treated to some wonderful views of the city, while taking part in several activities designed to help them understand the vast array of STEM related career options available to them. For one task, students had to set up mini ’companies’ and produce a new paper airplane toy.

Students have also participated in numerous other work experience trips during the year, including a trip to Beverston Engineering in February where students received a tour and learnt about how the site operates and a visit to Barclays Bank in June to participate in a Digital Eagles session.

A huge thank you to all of our employer partners for their contributions, our students look forward to working with you again during our next academic year!