While in Cockton Hill Junior School, we want our children to learn not only the academic subjects but to prepare them for life after school. This involves developing skills and attitudes for independence and looking ahead to the future and the world of work.
Our Careers programme has been drawn up as part of our inclusion in the North East Ambition Primary pilot and aims to link to the Career Benchmarks included therein.
All classes take part in dedicated Careers and Aspirations lessons on the final morning of each term and this is supplemented with links being drawn and explored through everyday teaching.
Our programme of learning is as follows:
Year Group Sessions Date of Delivery Link to Benchmarks
3 When I grow up I want to be…. Induction day / Autumn Term 2 – Learning from Career and Labour Market Information
3 – Addressing the Needs of each pupil
What jobs do I know? Autumn Term 3
What jobs are there in a school? Spring Term 3
6 – Experiences of Workplaces
Summer Term 4 A-Z of jobs Autumn Term 3
What jobs would I be good at? Spring Term 3
Challenging Stereotypes Summer Term 3
5 Employers and workplaces in the locality
Job Junction Module 1
Skills and Qualities
Writing a CV
Autumn Term 6 – Experiences of workplaces
4 – Linking Curriculum Learning to Careers
Job Junction Module 2
Career Choices and Pathways
Spring Term 2
Job Junction Module 3
Writing a Covering Letter
Summer Term 4
6 Career Pathways Autumn Term 4
Further Education and University Visit Spring Term 7 – Encounters with Further and Higher Education
Vocational Studies Summer Term 7
Labour Market Information for County Durham can be found at the Office for National Statistics at:
https://www.nomisweb.co.uk/reports/lmp/la/1946157058/report.aspx with more information on employment sectors, qualifications in the area, businesses and workless households.
Other useful websites:
https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/ for Careers guidance, skills assessments to find the job for you, information on study and pathways into different Careers and finding out about different jobs available.
https://bacoll.ac.uk/ for information on the apprenticeships and courses run by Bishop Auckland College.
http://www.durhamsixthformcentre.org.uk/ for courses and learning offered by Durham Sixth Form Centre.
https://www.newcollegedurham.ac.uk/a-levels/ for apprenticeships and courses run by New College Durham
https://www.qeliz.ac.uk/ for courses and learning offered by Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College
https://www.bringitonne.co.uk/bring-it-on/ online programme of inspirational videos about North East engineering companies. Each week a different company will be highlighted.
We are always interested in extending our links with local businesses and meeting people who can share their expertise from the world of work. If you think you can help, please get in touch at: firstname.lastname@example.org