The world of work

The world of work linked to Career Related Learning

We intend our curriculum to be relevant and appropriate to the community we serve by prioritising key skills for the next stage of their learning and beyond.  We have a strong belief that, 

‘the world of work and school provide the same opportunities.’

Business and Career Related Learning at Canon Peter Hall is designed to develop knowledge, skills and attitudes for work and life. 

Immingham has a wealth of employment opportunities on its doorstep, e.g. the most affluent and busiest port in the country, global petrochemical industries as well as other successful global businesses, yet this is not reflected within the context of the school’s postcode.   Our curriculum has been designed to allow our pupils to have their eyes opened up to the opportunities beyond school for them. The world of work has been incorporated into our curriculum design through the life concepts of employment skills. We believe this will motivate pupils to continue to be their best at secondary – they will have a reason to learn, a reason to challenge themselves and a feeling of self-worth for their future as the world of work is deep rooted by the time they leave our school. They will know local businesses are waiting for their applications to become employed adults. 

skills and knowledge

When pupils leave our school they will have a sound understanding of Career Related Learning and the opportunities available to them both locally and globally. There will be no barriers to their understanding of their choices for the world of work. Our pupils’ will leave us ‘career rich’ – giving them a purpose for learning, including behaviours needed for the world of work as they transition to their secondary education.  It will embed a real purpose to keep focused with their learning journey and see it as their next step to the world of work.

Our pupils will, “develop skills and knowledge that not only equip children for their next stage of their lives, but also enables them to plan and make informed decisions about education, training and career choices.” (The Careers & Enterprise Company 2018)

Work related learning: Pupils learn through the experience of work and working practices, and learning the skills for work. Pupils gain the opportunity of being employed, sub-contracted and self-employed.  The whole employment experience is ‘real life’ from application, interview and ‘paid’ if successful in completing the contracted time for the job. In year 6, all pupils embark on an apprentice skills led career project, taking part in six skills days. They prepare a CV, presentation and attend an interview with a range of businesses. Pupils can experience writing their own business plan to set up their own company whilst at school.

Career Learning: pupils develop the knowledge, skills, language and concepts they need to make successful choices and manage transitions in learning and at work.

To enable this, pupils therefore have access to a wide range of experiences and exposure to education, transitions and the world of work.  Career related learning is consistent and a whole school strategy is in place; as a result, career concepts and skills are embedded from an early age. A large visual ‘jig-saw’ is accessed by all pupils in a highly prominent corridor. The ‘jig-saw’ is the focal point for the apprentice skills and underpins each skills day. This gives pupils the opportunities to see where work related concepts fits into school learning in the classroom.

Career Related Learning focuses on the disciplinary concepts of the world of work:

Career Related Learning design intentions: 

  • to develop pupils’ understanding and experiences to the world of work 
  • to develop pupils’ understanding of how their education, including behaviour, shapes their own learning journey into adulthood
  • to develop pupils’ understanding and use of the key work skills concepts (jigsaw display)
  • to develop pupils’ critical thinking by planning opportunities for presentations, interviews and work relates tasks in order for them to build a growing understanding of local business opportunities available to them
  • to make purposeful business links within their community and the global context these businesses operate in. 
  • to ensure all pupils’ have equal opportunities for career related learning 
  • to make use of national research and developments through external sources e.g. The Careers & Enterprise Company, Humber LEP etc. 


Pedagogy: Career Related teaching will

  • promote careers through skills days, open job opportunities both within school and as sub-contractors to local companies 
  • feature the key concepts linked to the world of work.
  • challenge common misconceptions in response to local job opportunities
  • ensure that every pupil has a common and consistent experience in Career Related Learning. 
  • require pupils to organise and communicate their applications independently, followed by formal interview selection. 
  • allow pupils to decide how to use their knowledge and understanding of their work skills concepts effectively.

How will we know the intent and implementation of our Career Related Learning Curriculum is effective?

Long Term Impact: where possible track pupils through their learning journey and on exit from secondary education from 2022/23 we will be able to create a display of, ‘Where are they now?