Careers Related Learning

At Cleves Cross, 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 career, opportunities that are available and industries.
  • Developing skills to become lifelong learners e.g. social and emotional skills and enterprise 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.

The Power of Women Campaign

Our Year 5 pupils are participating in the Power of Women Campaign (PoW) aimed at elevating ambitions, advocating equal opportunities, and challenging gender biases. This inclusive program invites all pupils, offering them a chance to deeply engage with the principles of equality through interactive sessions run by Spark.

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