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.
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:
Pedagogy: Career Related teaching will
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?
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Canon Peter Hall Church of England Primary School Pelham Road Immingham North East Lincolnshire DN40 1JS
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