Different schools will be at different stages of their journey with career-related learning, and are likely to be already carrying out activities that support pupils’ understanding of careers.
For example, you may already be involving employers in curriculum linked projects, or providing the opportunity for pupils to ask questions about careers when on school trips. Our platform is designed to help teachers embed career-related learning in their classrooms and across the school, regardless of starting point.
Within your school, you will already be working towards some of the principles of good practice for career-related learning, either within planned careers activities or the wider curriculum. We've designed a quiz in partnership with Skills Builder that will help you think strategically about how career-related learning happens in your school. The quiz uses the six principles of good career-related learning and the six principles of essential skills development, to help you to reflect on the best ways to structure your approach. The quiz will help you reflect on where your strengths currently are, and what your next steps could be.
A well implemented whole-school approach to career-related learning can support you as you work towards other priorities.
For example, the six principles of effective primary careers education may complement schools’ efforts to embed character education or respond to Ofsted’s framework. The resources have not been designed with these objectives in mind specifically, but can support your school in achieving its wider aims.
As a school we have learnt more about the power of collaborative learning and that this was the greatest challenge that our children faced this week. We will look at ways that we can incorporate this skill into our curriculum more frequently so that the children can get used to this way of working.