Watermill School, Turnhurst Road,

Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST6 6JZ

School Tel: (01782) 883737   INSPIRE Tel: (01782) 883777

Executive Headteacher: Mr J May

Secondary Pathway 1: KS3 Careers Education & Guidance

Secondary Pathway 1: KS3 Careers Education & Guidance

Through various career based activities pupils will investigate a range of jobs and explore how much people could earn in different areas of employment. This provides an understanding to learn what motivates people to go to work. As they learn about the world of work from various visiting speakers pupils explore how they will need determination to realise their own dreams and ambitions. They will develop an understanding of the skills and qualities required for their working lives and a range of ways in which they can support each other. They will take part in fun teamwork and enterprise activities while addressing areas of the Skills Builder hub, which provides access to a wide range of tools and resources that helps to build their essential skills. 

Pupils will identify their own personal learning strengths and understand why it’s important to stretch the boundaries of their own current learning (SWOT analysis). They learn how to motivate themselves, set success criteria and identify ways they can work with other’s to make the world a better place. They are encouraged to complement each other and recognise each other’s contributions and achievements. They have opportunities to participate in a programme of Mindfulness, learning strategies and physical exercises in order to relieve stress, anxiety and to help them cope in challenging situations.

By the end of key stage 3 pupils will have identified and challenged stereotype and explored personal aspirations for work or areas of interest and why self-evaluation is important (SWOT analysis). They will have had opportunities to identify their own characteristics, strengths and preferences and will have completed a self-evaluation tool to explore career pathways they may wish to consider. From this they will investigate and research a variety of identified job roles and explore future lifestyle choices and learn about the realities of managing time, budgets and responding to external influences in a particular job role. They recognise when they are using the qualities and skills needed to be enterprising and learn about the rewards and benefits of volunteering. They will have the chance to explain how they have benefited as a learner from career related learning activities and experiences. 

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Secondary Pathway 1: KS3 Careers Education & Guidance

Through various career based activities pupils will investigate a range of jobs and explore how much people could earn in different areas of employment. This provides an understanding to learn what motivates people to go to work. As they learn about the world of work from various visiting speakers pupils explore how they will need determination to realise their own dreams and ambitions. They will develop an understanding of the skills and qualities required for their working lives and a range of ways in which they can support each other. They will take part in fun teamwork and enterprise activities while addressing areas of the Skills Builder hub, which provides access to a wide range of tools and resources that helps to build their essential skills. 

Pupils will identify their own personal learning strengths and understand why it’s important to stretch the boundaries of their own current learning (SWOT analysis). They learn how to motivate themselves, set success criteria and identify ways they can work with other’s to make the world a better place. They are encouraged to complement each other and recognise each other’s contributions and achievements. They have opportunities to participate in a programme of Mindfulness, learning strategies and physical exercises in order to relieve stress, anxiety and to help them cope in challenging situations.

By the end of key stage 3 pupils will have identified and challenged stereotype and explored personal aspirations for work or areas of interest and why self-evaluation is important (SWOT analysis). They will have had opportunities to identify their own characteristics, strengths and preferences and will have completed a self-evaluation tool to explore career pathways they may wish to consider. From this they will investigate and research a variety of identified job roles and explore future lifestyle choices and learn about the realities of managing time, budgets and responding to external influences in a particular job role. They recognise when they are using the qualities and skills needed to be enterprising and learn about the rewards and benefits of volunteering. They will have the chance to explain how they have benefited as a learner from career related learning activities and experiences.