Beverley St Nicholas Primary School recognises the important role that is played by primary schools in enabling children to have high aspirations about their future, and to help them learn how to become independent citizens. As a school we endeavour to provide children with a range of meaningful experiences, visits and visitors to that teach them about the world of work, and to help them build the necessary skills to help them succeed in life.
We first achieved the Primary Career Mark Award in July 2019, and this was renewed in December 2021. We will hold this award for 2 years. As one of the first primary schools to achieve this award in the local area, we are proud to be leading the way in primary careers education.
Our aims are to:
- To teach children key skills to succeed in life such as never giving up, being co-operative, and self-evaluation
- To develop and encourage a sense of ambition towards a future career
- To challenge all forms of stereotype (by background, gender or diversity groups) and preconceptions.
- To increase knowledge of post 11 and post 16 education and career choices
- To understand the basic skills and attitudes needed to be successful in the world of work, and provide experiences of meaningful interaction with the world of work
During the spring term we annually participate in National Careers Week (NCW), and careers education in school is celebrated. Throughout the year visitors are invited into school to talk to the children about the professions and job roles, and pupils are given the opportunity to visit places of work. We try to ensure that children are given a wide range of experiences to help them think about their future. By the end of 2022, we hope that all children in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 will have created a digital CV, which can be built on as they move through the school, allowing them to have a clear idea of their individual strengths and weaknesses as they enter secondary education.
Our Careers Leader in school is Mrs Rebecca Raisin, and she plans and coordinates our school-based careers programme. She can be contacted via the school office, and will be happy to explain any of the information explained in the policy further. Our link governor for careers is Samantha Walker.
Below you will find a document which outlines our long-term objectives of the BSN careers curriculum, along with the current BSN Careers Education Policy. At Beverley St Nicholas School we follow the guidance from the Career Development Framework to influence our curriculum.
If you can offer your expertise in any field of employment, and are willing to come into school to speak to pupils about your role, please speak to Mrs Raisin or the office staff.