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The ability to communicate, that’s all I want

October 16th, 2011 · 1 Comment · General

In a recent conversation with the husband to a friend of my wife, he talked about working with graduates and apprentices in his job. As this discussion developed he said this about the new recruits to his company,

“I don’t care what degree they’ve done. I don’t care what A Levels they’ve got. The ability to communicate, that’s all I want”.

Whether you agree with this statement or not, there is clearly great importance in having this ability. Here, I will show how a scheme in our school is, in my view, having such an impact on the ability of students to communicate.

Elephant talk by gin_able

The Scheme

We set up a Digital Leaders scheme in our school in the last academic year as a spin off from my role as Lead Practitioner for SSAT and as a result of being educated about such schemes by @KristianStill and @mrstucke. After an application process, we recruited a Year 7, 9, three Year 11s and a Year 12.

Several months on from this, these students have met

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