GSO Test

'To help young people help themselves'

The Skills Builder Universal Framework is a tool for measuring and building essential skills. It breaks the 8 essential skills down into a sequence of steps, starting with absolute beginner through to mastery.  Essential skills unlock learning in the classroom, boosting academic outcomes, perseverance and self belief. They halve the likelihood of being out of work, and increase earnings across a lifetime. They even boost wellbeing and life satisfaction.

At Adelaide School we use the Skills Builder framework in all of our subject curriculums. Every classroom has the skills displayed and they are referred to throughout lessons.

The 8 essential skills are:

Essential skills are highly transferrable, they support us to do any job, anywhere.

Those with stronger essential skills have been shown to enjoy greater life satisfaction and can earn up to 12% more than their peers.

On a national level, having a more skilled workforce can also result in greater productivity, and can ultimately contribute to a stronger economy overall.

 These skills can also be practiced at home. Below you can see lots of ideas that Parents and Carers can use to support pupils on their Skills Builder journey.