Staying Positive

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Staying positive

Introducing career-related learning at primary

  • Early Years
  • Key Stage 1
  • Key Stage 2
  • CPD and Teacher training
  • Information and guidance for teachers who are new to CRL
  • Information and support for Governors
  • Lesson materials that are adaptable
  • Support to embed CRL into a whole school approach or curriculum
  • Support to involve parents/carers
  • Embed in curriculum
  • Involve employers and parents
  • Open to all
  • Personalised and relevant to age group
  • Start early
  • Whole school
  • Infant
  • Junior
  • Large school
  • Middle
  • PRU
  • Rural
  • SEND school
  • Small school
  • Urban
  • Governor
  • Parent
  • Teacher
  • Presentation
  • Video
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An introduction to Careers Related Learning in primary schools, including a presentation for staff, and introduction for parents, and various activities to get familiar with the language of CRL and skills.

Teaching the essential skills

  • Early Years
  • Key Stage 1
  • Key Stage 2
  • CPD and Teacher training
  • Information and guidance for teachers who are new to CRL
  • Information and support for Governors
  • Support to embed CRL into a whole school approach or curriculum
  • Support to plan an event or activity
  • Support to work with external professionals
  • Embed in curriculum
  • Involve employers and parents
  • Open to all
  • Personalised and relevant to age group
  • Start early
  • Whole school
  • Infant
  • Junior
  • Large school
  • Middle
  • PRU
  • Rural
  • SEND school
  • Small school
  • Urban
  • Teacher
  • Accountancy, Banking, Finance
  • Business management
  • Charity and voluntary
  • Creative arts and design
  • Energy and utilities
  • Engineering
  • Environment and agriculture
  • Healthcare
  • Hospitality and events
  • IT
  • Law
  • Law enforcement and security
  • Leisure, sport and tourism
  • Marketing, advertising and PR
  • Media and internet
  • Medicine
  • Property and construction
  • Public services and admin
  • Recruitment and HR
  • Retail and sales
  • Social care
  • Teacher training and education
  • Transport and logistics
  • Information booklets / sheets
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TV
Eight films in this bundle support teaching of the Skills Builder Essential Skills and three cover maths, English and evaluation skills. The films include interviews with professionals to help pupils link learning to the world of work.

Skills Builder resources

  • Early Years
  • Key Stage 1
  • Key Stage 2
  • Support to embed CRL into a whole school approach or curriculum
  • Embed in curriculum
  • Involve employers and parents
  • Open to all
  • Personalised and relevant to age group
  • Start early
  • Whole school
  • Infant
  • Junior
  • Large school
  • Middle
  • PRU
  • Rural
  • SEND school
  • Small school
  • Urban
  • Evaluation / impact measurement tool
  • Information booklets / sheets
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Documents
The Skills Builder Hub provides a suite of tools for educators to build essential skills in the classroom, including learning activities, classroom resources and assessment tools. 

Skills Builder Accelerator: Developing strategy for essential skills

Skills Builder Trips: Joining up the journey from education to employment

Skills Builder Teacher Training: A capacity building model

Skills Builder Challenge Days: Putting essential skills to use

Skills Builder Projects: The role of project-based learning in building essential skills

Skills Builder Short Lessons: Building essential skills, little and often!

Career-related learning scheme of work: Year 6

  • Key Stage 2
  • A standalone activity
  • Lesson materials that are adaptable
  • Support to embed CRL into a whole school approach or curriculum
  • Support to involve parents/carers
  • Support to plan an event or activity
  • Support to work with external professionals
  • Embed in curriculum
  • Involve employers and parents
  • Open to all
  • Personalised and relevant to age group
  • Start early
  • Whole school
  • Junior
  • Large school
  • Middle
  • PRU
  • SEND school
  • Small school
  • Urban
  • Governor
  • Parent
  • Teacher
  • Engineering
  • Law
  • Law enforcement and security
  • Public services and admin
  • Social care
  • Lesson plan
  • Presentation
  • Worksheets
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Documents
These resources provide the structure to deliver a whole school careers programme, allowing pupils to explore ‘careers of the future’