About the organisation
At Tree of Knowledge we deliver first class motivational speaking, team building and management workshops. We passionately believe in the tangible benefits that these bring. Promoting the importance of fun and working within a broad range of learning environments, we have helped over 500,000 young learners, students, teachers and employees to improve their attainment, productivity, and to get the most out of their lives.
We believe that schools and businesses prosper when their people are happy, engaged and motivated. We believe that people are more likely to fulfil their dreams when feeling confident and empowered. Through humour, encouragement and inspiration we can improve the present and help shape a better future for all.
We pride ourselves in being leaders in the services we provide and as part of this we always aim to develop our services to support schools with some of the most challenging issues faced within education.
Enterprise activity in schools
Over the past few years we have developed courses and programmes to upskill young people from Primary and Secondary Schools to ensure they are ready to embrace the world of work, as well as specialised programmes for those identified as being on track for negative destinations, post compulsory education and for Looked After and Cared for Children and Young People.
Here are some highlights of what we do:
Enterprise and Manufacturing Challenge
One of TOK’s most interactive workshops, this course has been created in association with SMAS (Scottish Manufacturing Advisory Service) to promote and enhance pupils understanding of the manufacturing industry through a range of enterprising activities. In groups, pupils will create their own company and HQ, build revenue, buy and sell stock, build, and compete with other teams to become the most profitable company! This course allows learners to develop their knowledge and understanding of how to effectively work as part of a wider ‘company’, stick to roles and get to grips with manufacturing processes giving them skills for life, learning, and work.
There are currently over 92,000 children within the UK care system. With this statistic at the forefront of our minds we created a fun and engaging 2-week programme for ‘Looked After’ young people about to leave the care system.
Over the last two years we have run two innovative Rising Stars programmes helping young care leavers gain the skills and confidence required to move onto a positive destination. The programme covers the topics of Leadership, Initiative, Health and Wellbeing and includes a Lean Manufacturing Challenge that gives the young people an insight into the real life challenges faced in the workplace. Furthermore, the young people experience quad biking activities and practical tips around developing a CV and preparing for interview. The grand finale of this programme is the once in a lifetime opportunity to take part in a fire walk, an incredible experience for all those involved.
The young people involved engaged well with the programme, year one resulted in 83% of the young people achieving a positive destination and year two achieving a 75% success rate.
Study Ninja is an app we have developed to prepare pupils for exams. The pupil chooses a Ninja, enters their subjects and Study Ninja plans their entire study programme. However, this is no regular study planner. Study Ninja will motivate them, teach them, track their progress, and challenge them on a daily basis.
Through fun, interactive games it arms them with the skills to read faster, memorise more and recall huge amounts of information. Study Ninja knows when a pupil needs a break, knows when they are being lazy and knows when they need to be left alone. Study Ninja tracks their progress and records exactly how they are feeling throughout their extraordinary journey of learning.
“The contribution TOK makes to our school is extremely helpful in creating a positive ethos, based on our school Values. TOK is an important part of the jigsaw of support we offer pupils in terms of their health and well-being, academic progress, confidence and resilience.”
Graham Hutton, Head teacher at Grove Academy
Read the full case study here: https://treeof.com/blog/2016/03/23/lets-tok/
“The work we have done with TOK has built our capacity and capabilities as individuals and as a school. The facilitators work hard to provide learners (pupils and staff) to believe that “almost” anything is possible and that attitude genuinely matters. The workshops are always extremely well received by the learners. Feedback is consistently positive and demonstrates that pupils get a lot from the inputs.”
Ronnie Ross, Head teacher at Kirkland High School (now Levenmouth Academy)
Read the full case study here: https://treeof.com/blog/2016/04/08/lets-tok-kirkland/
Unit 4 Halbeath Business Park
Tel: 01383 621648