Previously known as The Transformation Trust
Free technology lessons for educators, parents and carers!
Tech We Can is a set of free lesson plans designed to be taught to both boys and girls. Originally set up to be taught by teachers in the classroom but now available to parents and carers for teaching at home.
The lessons are all mapped to the National Curriculum and are structured, fun learning packs all about technology careers and seeing the use of technology in everyday lives. #TechWeCan learning packs are now also available online for parents and carers to teach young people about tech careers at home. Download the learning and guidance materials here.
The Talent Foundry is committed to supporting schools with the resources that they need during the Coronavirus crisis. On this page you will find a variety of freely accessible educational resources from The Talent Foundry and our partners, which can be shared with parents, carers, or students themselves. We will be adding resources on a regular basis so do check in regularly to see what's new.
LifeSkills offers a full range of free, flexible, online lesson plans for teachers, tutors and youth workers, that can easily be downloaded and adapted for virtual teaching, helping to support home learning as well as young people still attending school or college.
Educators, parents and young people can also now access an adapted suite of practical, engaging activities and online lesson films that are perfect for remote delivery or supporting students’ independent learning.
The Powering Transformation: The Big Idea project is a free downloadable resource created by The Talent Foundry with Dell for educators, parents and carers.
The project is fun and engaging and will support the independent learning of students by encouraging them to develop their factual knowledge, self-discipline, attitudes to learning and problem-solving skills.
Students will be encouraged to develop their knowledge of:
Social issues in their community
Business studies and business plans
The Big Idea project can be easily downloaded for use across a wide range of secondary-level age groups and can be adapted for differing abilities. Simply follow the link here to access the free materials!
In collaboration with IT’s Her Future, KPMG present a new and exciting 10-week online course which will allow students to grasp the fundamentals of coding, a perfect accompaniment to ICT or Computer Science lessons, or something new to try. KPMG colleagues from the Infrastructure Technology team will be sharing their expertise to allow young people to continue to develop their skills and remain connected to the world of work.
Key details and how to sign up:
For who: For students aged 13-18, teachers and parents
Start & end date: Tuesday 5 May - Thursday 16 July
Day & time: Every Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00-11:00am BST for 10 weeks (excluding May half term week)
How to join: Visit Twitch.tv and follow the @IHFCode channel
For further details, click here now. We hope your students can take part in this fantastic opportunity!
The Talent Foundry and KPMG are pleased to offer educators, parents and carers access to the KPMG WorkReady project!
As a business, KPMG uses technology to solve problems on a daily basis and this will only evolve as children reach working age. This project aims to encourage children to think about the role of technology in the future world of work through a range of fun and insightful activities.
These resources have been adapted from the existing KPMG WorkReady programme which has been running in schools. They can be downloaded for use across a wide range of secondary-level age groups and can be adapted for differing abilities.
To download this free resource, please fill our short registration form which can be found here.
Final student projects can be submitted here for feedback!
We’re very excited to announce free technology lessons for students (10-13 years) on a webcast platform beginning Tuesday 28th April. Each lesson will have a different theme and aims to inspire children to consider a future career in technology.
Each lesson will be approximately 20 – 30 minutes long, followed by a challenge set by the lesson leaders to complete in the hour or so following the lesson. The lessons will be fun and informative, looking at the use of technology in our everyday lives and link into future career paths for the students.
Tuesday 23rd June - 10.30am - Tech for History - with Katie King
Tuesday 30th June - 10.30am - Tech for Food - with Becky Patel
All you need to do is register with your details and encourage your children to tune in at 10.30am every Tuesday morning. We will run these lessons until the end of the summer term 2020.
The James Dyson Foundation has added a range of new, free, downloadable resources to support home schooling requirements at the current time:
Engineering Solutions: Air Pollution – This resource has been designed as a student pack to support both Science and Design & Technology at Key Stage 3 and 4. It aims to help students understand how engineering can solve global problems, focusing on the problem of air pollution. Through creative activities, videos and worksheets they will learn what air pollution is, analyse air pollution data and learn how the Dyson Pure Cool™ purifying fan works as a solution to indoor air pollution.
Challenge Cards – 44 simple STEM challenges that are perfect for all age groups and easy to complete at home.
The Design Process – A digital version of the ‘Design Process Box’, this pack contains a series of lesson plans for primary school students.
Online workshops – The James Dyson Foundation has a pre-recorded prototyping activity for Key Stage 3 students which consists of a 20-minute presentation about Dyson and their design process. This is followed by a hands-on activity that students can work on at home. Please get in touch if you would like to use this.
Dream Bigger is a fully funded programme focused on developing transferrable entrepreneurial skills in 16-18 year old females across the UK.
The aim is to drive confidence in preparation for the future world of work and impact the percentage of women who intend to start and actually start a business.
By engaging with Dream Bigger, students will:
Find out more here
The University of Bath has introduced a suite of additional outreach activities to support students in their learning and development and to enable them to prepare for the important next steps in their education. These include:
Find Your Way: A free 6-week e-mentoring programme for year 12 students, offering 1:1 support from an undergraduate mentor.
Discover Bath Summer Fast Track: Offers prospective students a taste of first-year undergraduate life by completing an intensive online course in your chosen subject area.
Be Ready Webinar Series: A wide range of talks and workshops for Year 11, 12 and 13 students to help find out more about all things relevant to university.
For more details on each opportunity, please click here.