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 led by Mrs Gough and she plans and coordinates our school based careers programme through the broader provision of PSHE curriculum with specific links to English, Science, Maths and DT areas of study. Should you wish to discuss an aspect of careers education or provision, she can be contacted via the school office. Our link governor for careers will be confirmed in Autumn 2021.
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 offer will be developing further in the academic year 2020 - 2021 and will take 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
Our long-term plan for the Careers curriculum for the forthcoming year is being revised in light of Covid-19; it is now - MORE THAN EVER, - essential for children to have a bright future to look forward to, which of course must be realistic but equally must be ambitious and aspirational for all. The programme will be displayed HERE, in due course.