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Programme Agreement

This document sets out the roles and responsibilities between the school/college senior leader, the Enterprise Adviser, the Enterprise Co-ordinator and the school governor with responsibility for careers.

Download Careers & Enterprise Company Memorandum of Understanding

Download Solihull Careers Hub Memorandum of Understanding


Skills for Success Matrix

The Skills for Success matrix is based on two CBI report ‘First Steps: A New Approach for our Schools’ and ‘Time Well Spent’ and identifies the behaviours, competencies and attitudes valued by employers. 

Download Skills for Success Matrix

Skills Builder Universal Framework

The Skills Builder Universal Framework is based on eight essential skills for life which is being used by over 500 schools. It is recognised as best practice for developing 'Life Ready' skills.

Go to Skills Builder Universal Framework  

Pupil Self-Assessment Forms

The pupil self-assessment forms are for student self reflection following a careers activity or employer encounter. Student’s should be encouraged to record and evidence the employability Skills for Success they have developed and demonstrated. 

Download Example 1 Pupil Self-Assessment Form

Download Example 2 Pupil Self-Assessment Form


Meeting Agenda Template

This document provides a template for the regular meetings between the Careers Leader, Enterprise Co-ordinator and Enterprise Adviser and Link Governor (where applicable).

Download Meeting Agenda Template


Activity Agreement between School/College and Visitor

These agreements can help schools/colleges and employers to better plan the career or enterprise activity being delivered. It sets out expectations of both the school/college and employer.

Download Activity Agreement between School/College and Visitor

Download the School visitors agreement form


Activity De-brief School 

 A short form for the school representative (i.e. teacher, careers advisor) to complete following an employer activity, to reflect on impact and learning and to help inform future activities. 

Download Activity De-brief School


Activity De-brief Visitor

A short form for the employer to complete following delivery of an activity in a school or college, to reflect on the success and identify opportunities for improvement.

Download Activity De-brief Visitor



A JPEG of logos that can be used on documentation such as; school letters, lesson presentations, employer presentations.

Download Life Ready logo
Download Solihull Careers Hub logo (for secondary's/colleges only)

Careers Events Calendar 2021/22

A Careers events calendar for the academic year 2021/22 to help Careers Leaders to plan their Careers Programme.

Download Events Calendar 2021/22 for Careers Leaders 


Alumni Guide

Reaching out to ex students to return and share their experiences and insights into the world of work is a great way to deliver Life Ready. This guide shows you how to establish an alumnus. 

Download Alumni Guide




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