Leys Primary School recognises the important role that school plays in enabling children to have high aspirations about their future through independent and impartial careers advice. As a school we endeavour to provide children with a range of meaningful experiences, visits and visitors to find out, and consider the world of work and provide information about future careers.
Careers education is carried out through the broader provision of the PSHE curriculum with links to English, Science, Maths and DT areas of study.
The aims of our approach to careers are:
To provide a structure for careers education.
To ensure that children experience meaningful interaction with the world of work as a matter of course throughout the academic year.
To know that gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation etc, must not be limiting characteristics in any regard to pursuing a career of choice.
To ensure that by the time that children transfer to secondary education they have knowledge of a range of careers and career paths.
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 curriculum takes into account the Gatsby Foundation research and guidance benchmarks issued from the Department of Education on Careers, which 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