Welcome to

Cockton Hill Junior School

  1. Curriculum
  2. Our Curriculum
  3. Careers


“Dreams are extremely important. You can’t do it unless you imagine it.” George Lucas

What is Careers?

The Careers Programme is preparation for the workplace by providing a clear understanding of the world of work. It raises aspirations for all pupils.

Careers at Cockton Hill Junior School:

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.

All classes take part in dedicated termly Careers and Aspirations lessons and a weekly assembly focused on careers. Children explore their aspirations and their future life choices regarding employment. This is supplemented with links being drawn and explored through everyday teaching so pupils understand how their learning links to the knowledge and skills required in a range of different jobs.

As a school, we are working with North East Local Enterprise Partnership to continue to develop our careers curriculum, linking learning to the Career Benchmarks.

Our Careers Leads are Mrs D Alderson and Mr C Ball. They can be contacted on c.h.j@durhamlearning.net. 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.

Additional information:

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