The aims of our Careers Programme is to:
- To ensure that children experience meaningful interaction with the world of work annually.
- To ensure that by the time that children transfer to secondary education they have knowledge of a range of careers.
- To ensure that when children transfer to secondary school they are ready for the next stage in their education, being equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge, thus preparing them for the world of work which lies ahead.
Our careers offer has been developed and takes into account the Gatsby Foundation research and guidance benchmarks issued from the Department of Education on Careers.
These benchmarks are:
Benchmark 1: A Stable Careers Programme
Benchmark 2: Learning from Career and Labour Market Information
Benchmark 3: Addressing the Needs of Each Pupil
Benchmark 4: Linking Curriculum Learning to Careers
Benchmark 5: Encounters with Employers and Employees
Benchmark 6: Experiences of Workplaces
Benchmark 7: Encounters with Further and Higher Education
Benchmark 8: Personal Guidance
The way we have organised our approach to careers is to teach it through PSHE learning sequence 'Dreams and Goals'. When you look at our curriculum map you can see the progression of detail and expectations for each group as they go through the school. The objectives are carefully matched to the age and stage of the pupils.
During the summer term, we hold a Careers Day, when visitors are invited into school to talk to the children about the professions and job roles. We ensure that children are given a wide range of experiences. Members of our wider school community who support us with the delivery of this include parents, governors and local businesses.
In addition to this, throughout the year we have a variety of visitors booked for classes, collective worships and Break Out Days who support our careers programme. Pupils also carry out age appropriate tasks exploring future careers during PSHE lessons. This is built on in upper Key Stage 2 during the second half of the summer term. We hold a 'Big Business' enterprise task during which the children are given a budget and a project to complete.
Click below to find a document which outlines our offer:
and gives further details to the activities and experiences available.
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