These activities are suggested for each key stage as a means of securing the appropriate skills and experiences for the Opportunities category of the employability framework.
- Provide stories that help children to make sense of different environments.
- Visit different parts of the local community, including areas where some children may be very knowledgeable.
- Make a display with the children, showing all the people who make up the community of the setting.
- Share stories that reflect the diversity of children’s experiences.
- Invite people from a range of cultural backgrounds to talk about aspects of their lives or the things they do in their work, such as a volunteer who helps people become familiar with the local area.
Key Stage 1
- Find out about different types of jobs and talk about the different kinds of duties for jobs
- Interview adults about the kind of work they do
- In small groups share about the different kinds of roles within jobs
Key Stage 2
- Collect information from a variety of sources and presenting it as a webpage about jobs that interest them
- Interview adults on how they got their jobs
- Write a blog on the day in the life of a ‘professional’
Key Stage 3
- Through work place visits young people explore how a curriculum area is applied in the working world e.g. Geography and the built environment.
- Business volunteers share their career path and current area of work.
- Students work in teams with a Business Volunteer to develop a product or event.
Key Stage 4
- Careers Education is embedded across the curriculum so bringing meaning to achievement.
- Undertake Careers Guidance Interview with resulting action plan
Key Stage 5
- Undertake specialist work experience capable of informing UCAS or other career personal statements
- Interview vocational or academic experts to inform Extended
- Project Qualification work
Skills & Experiences
- They work as part of a group or class, and understand and follow the rules. They adjust their behaviour to different situations, and take changes of routine in their stride.
- Speak about the kinds of jobs they think they like
- Speaking & listening