The Doncaster Promise is an agreement between business and education to support the borough’s plan: to build a growing, productive and inclusive local economy.
The Doncaster Promise is a jointly agreed set of entitlements and expectations between businesses, learning institutions and the local public sector. These were developed through a wide-ranging consultation over the course of summer 2019.
The Doncaster Promise will be a division by organisation of expectations (things you do) and entitlements (things you are entitled to receive), with Opportunities Doncaster having overall accountability for the operation of the Promise itself.
We have used our findings and the wider consultation on the borough's emergent Education and Skills strategy to shape our priorities for delivery. We have combined this with analysis of the local labour market, skills base and future growth sectors to produce the five key objectives of the Doncaster Promise:
A higher skilled and better paid workforce for Doncaster, with businesses equipped with the skills they need to meet the productivity challenge.
Meaningful encounters with the world of work as an entitlement for all learners in the borough.
Delivering a high quality vocational 'curriculum for life' in Doncaster that also provides the qualifications and skills that businesses want and need.
High quality Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) consistently available across the borough, with all schools supported to meet the eight Gatsby Benchmarks. As well as this, learners will be able to access careers advice that enables them to meet their aspirations, no matter what their background.
A facilitative (not bureaucratic) public sector which supports the development of constructive partnerships between businesses and education.
Acting as a single point of contact for business, learning institutions and public sector organisations, Opportunities Doncaster holds overall accountability for the operation and delivery of the Doncaster Promise. We work with businesses and learning institutions to ensure that they can access the support they need to develop the local skills base and support the five key objectives of the Promise.