We have funded the design and creation of the information, resources and tools here to help primary schools plan, deliver and measure career-related learning.
Our platform provides teachers and school leaders with high-quality resources that can be used to embed and deliver career-related learning. The resources are free for you to download and most are from organisations that have been funded to test what works at primary, as well as other trusted providers. Resources include:
- Lesson activities
- Guidance for involving governors in career-related learning
- Guidance for engaging employers
- A quiz, designed in collaboration with Skills Builder, that will help you to assess your approach to career-related learning
- Case studies that illustrate how the resources have been used in different schools
You can access and download resources for free.
Primary schools can use these resources and tools to implement a whole-school approach to career-related learning that aligns with six key principles, as evidenced in the ‘What Works’ report:
Involve employers and parents
It is important that people with real-life, authentic experience of workplaces are included when teaching pupils about jobs and careers.
Pupils form perceptions about the relevance and suitability of different sectors and career paths from an early age, so it is important that career-related learning starts as early as age 5.
Ensure activities are personalised and relevant to the age group
Primary career-related activities are most effective when they take into account pupils' ages and needs.
Embed into the curriculum
Impact is greater when a consistent and whole-school strategy is in place, linking career-related learning to curriculum content.
Embed in a whole-school approach and driven by senior leaders
The relationship between career-related learning and the aims and ethos of your school should be clear, ensuring buy-in from curriculum staff, subject leaders and senior leadership team.