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Building Careers for the Future

Career-related learning in Primary School is not simply talking about jobs. It is not asking a 7-year-old to decide what their future career pathways looks like. Instead, it is about ensuring they have the opportunity for regular conversations that challenge stereotypes, broaden their horizons and raise their aspirations.

At Blakeley, we want them to be curious and inspired about what their futures could hold. This links to our ethos of 'Lifelong Learning.  We want the children to start to see the connection between the learning they do in school and the world of work, to recognise the importance of their learning, to understand the skills they are developing and how these skills will help them in their future roles. 

Here are some of the opportunities we provide for our children to inspire them for the future.

Opportunities Beyond the Curriculum

*Trip to see a West End Show

*Visit to Football Grounds

*Three residential visits in KS2

*Visit to Parliament

*Trips to museums, art galleries, libraries, zoos

*Visits from different professionals including police, PSCO, paramedics, fire officers, authors, dentists

Spiritual

*Visits to 5 different religious buildings

*Assemblies from different religious leaders

Moral

*Respecting our elders- singing at Christmas

*Supporting local and National charities

*Looking after animals- school tortoise- Tiny

Developing Talents and Interests

*Celebrating personal achievements and interests in weekly assemblies

*Attending National Choir event- Young Voices

*Participating in sporting competitions, festivals

*Performing in local events- Wombourne Carnival, Community Showcase

*Huge range of extra curricular clubs including:

  • learning sign language e.g. makaton/sign language,
  • cooking,
  • sewing
  • art 
  • chess
  • gardening
  • dancing
  • sports inc football, cricket, tennis, basketball, rounders