This platform has been designed to provide information, resources and tools 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
- An audit 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:
Make careers whole school
Implement a whole school career-related learning strategy with buy-in from SLT. 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.
Start your strategy from EYFS to prevent stereotypes and aspirations fixing at 6. Pupils form perceptions about the relevance and suitability of different sectors and career paths from an early age, so start your strategy from EYFS to prevent stereotypes and aspirations fixing at 6.
Embed careers into the curriculum
Explicitly teach pupils how their learning is linked to careers and the world of work.
Personalise and differentiate
Ensure your strategy and career-related activities account for pupils’ ages and needs.