Primary Schools – Primary Governor Careers Lead

Did you know that children’s career ambitions are already limited by the age of seven?

Primary Schools in Norwich have lots of experience of enterprise sessions, stereotype busting workshops and “Guess The Job” scenarios to explore what different people do during a working day. The aim of the Primary Governor Careers Lead role is to help schools share ideas about best practice careers and aspirations sessions, to recruit employer volunteers to participate in sessions, and to have easy access to resources, platforms and employer contacts.

An initial VIRTUAL workshop is planned for 4-5.30pm on Thursday 5th November and will cover:

– Developing the role of a Governor Careers Lead.

– Sharing best practice Toolkits (Created by world of work providers who delivered activities across NOA primary schools last year).

– Sharing existing resources from local and national research about the importance of career-related learning at primary age.

– Making best use of existing online platforms to find local volunteers to participate in career related learning activities.

– Exploring what high quality virtual careers resources are available and any experiences of their use to support the continuation of careers input whilst external visitors onto school site may be restricted.

– Understanding the local community organisations and networks that already exist that may be able to support this type of activity in schools.

Please contact Katie White to book onto the first session, or with ideas or queries about this project.

Katie White – Norwich Opportunity Area Programme Manager – katie.white@newanglia.co.uk / 07384 117147.