Maisondieu Primary School (Angus): Opening horizons and challenging stereotypes through career education

Rising to the challenge set by the Career Education Standard 3-18, Maisondieu Primary School has woven career education and advice into their curriculum from early years to P7.   Working in partnership with parents and the wider community the school harnesses a range of resources and support to develop skills and career aspirations for the 21 century.  A working group, led by a parent-teacher partnership and local community partners, helped to promote the schools career education .  Many activities including a ‘World of Work Mobile Unit’ and two whole school careers events were arranged. These enable children and young people to actively engage with variety of employers to support learning and understand the skills required for  their future pathways.

The impact of this approach is  notable:

  • Pupils are able to connect their learning with the world of work;
  •  Selected representatives from local employers help challenge stereotypes and provide a more realistic picture of jobs and careers available for young people and the skills required to access these.
  • It also strengthened partnership links with stakeholders in the community.
  • It allowed pupils and staff to reflect upon the entitlements and expectations set out within the Career Education Standard 3-18

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Find out more about this initiative  by joining the SLF seminar of Ruth Mcfarlane, teacher at Maisondieu Primary School:  Wednesday, 20 September, 9.30 (Boisedale 2)

 

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