Tag: primary careers

Would children be better prepared for work if schools focus more on fun and engaging lessons?

Would children be better prepared for work if schools focus more on fun and engaging lessons?

When I was at school, I was often told by my parents and other relatives that your school years will be the best years of your life. I do indeed have fond memories of primary school, even the not so pleasant moments bring back a few smiles. The best part of primary school for me … Continue reading Would children be better prepared for work if schools focus more on fun and engaging lessons?

National Careers Week – An earlier introduction to careers

For the second day of National Careers Week, we look at why it’s important to introduce the concept of a career early. You can find out more about National Careers Week by clicking here. An earlier introduction to careers At what age should young people start to learn about different careers? The Education Act 2011 … Continue reading National Careers Week – An earlier introduction to careers

Key Stage 2 career-related learning

Last week, I attended the National Key Stage 2 career-related learning conference. The conference was part of the recent pathfinder pilot project which has seen a number of career-related learning initiatives taking place in primary schools around the country. Career-related learning for this age group is not about encouraging children to decide what they want … Continue reading Key Stage 2 career-related learning