East Sussex schools have been selected to be part of a Department for Education funded programme aimed at raising aspirations, challenging stereotypes and developing a link between what pupils learn in school, skills and the world of work.
Research shows that children can fix their aspirations and create future-limiting stereotypes based on gender, ethnicity and socio-economic circumstances by as young as six years of age. Further research has shown that embedding careers-related learning and employer encounters in the curriculum can widen aspirations, challenge stereotypes and help pupils to understand how learning in school relates to the world of work, increasing motivation and engagement.
The programme in East Sussex will run from September 2023 to August 2024.
By signing up to the programme, schools will receive:
- Support from the East Sussex Careers Hub to link with local employers through our Industry Champions volunteer network who will come into school and/or offer Open Doors workplace visits
- Professional online training delivered by Teach First for a nominated school lead on embedding careers-related learning in the curriculum
- Access to resources from Teach First and the Career and Enterprise Company's Primary platform
For further information or to register your school, please contact the East Sussex Careers Hub at Enterprise.Coordinator@eastsussex.gov.uk