At Rosa Street, we strive to develop an approach to career-related learning that enables pupils to engage progressively in a wide range of experiences in relation to the world of work. We believe career-related learning for primary aged pupils should be focused on exploration, developing understanding and challenging stereotypes for all pupils.
Research demonstrates that stereotypes can develop in pupils from an early age and that this can have a negative impact on engagement in learning and career aspirations in later life. Therefore, we prioritise career related learning and developing high aspirations for all pupils. Our career-related learning addresses two fundamental areas:
- Developing knowledge about work e.g. by learning and exploring a range of careers, partaking in opportunities that are available and making links with a wide range of industries.
- Developing skills to become lifelong learners e.g. social and emotional skills, enterprise skills and team-building skills.
We are delighted that our school has been selected to take part in an exciting programme to improve careers education in primary schools across the England, called ‘The Start Small, Dream Big’ programme. Our goal is to encourage children from all backgrounds to dream big about their future careers and gain an understanding of the type of jobs available.
North-East Raising Aspirations Programme
Years 2-6 welcomed Sean from NERAP into school to find out more about university life and the courses available. The children thought about different routes to university and looked in more detail at some of the courses available. They then thought about different societies that they would like to be part of at university.