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Life Choices and Careers Related Learning info for parents

What is new this year?

This year, we will be changing the name of Careers Related Learning to Life Choices and Careers Related Learning. Although the name is changing, the idea will be the same: we will be looking to upskill our children in particular skills they will need throughout their lives.


In a change to previous years, we have decided to make our own framework for this part of the curriculum. We are excited about the opportunity to focus on skills which we think will be closely linked to the needs of our own children. By offering a bespoke focus on skills we believe the children need to focus on, this will best set them up for their next steps and future life choices. 

  Do you have a passion for ensuring children are highly skilled and ready for their next steps? Do you think that preparing the children now for their future life choices is a good idea? Would you be willing to discuss your career or life choice with the children and linking this to our focus skills? If the answer to these questions is yes, we would love you to get in contact with your child's teacher and find out how you could help support the learning of life choices and careers related learning as well as areas of the wider school curriculum.

See the gallery for some of what happened during Life Choices and Careers Related Learning Week...

Life Choices and Careers Related Learning Week



 Our Skills

The skills we will focus on are as follows:

- Resilience

- Communication

- Respect

- Teamwork (including problem solving)

- Independence

- Staying Positive

There are clear links between our new skills and our school values and Golden Rules. Our aim is that these close links will encourage the integration of these skills into the regular language used around the school. 

If you think you could talk to the children about using these skills in your day-to-day lives, please do get in contact and we can arrange for you to come in and talk to a class, year group or a whole site of children. 


Which of our focus skills would these jobs require?


              Chef          Scientist      Shop Assistant     Builder             Doctor         Journalist