Teacher Careers Area
All teachers should link curriculum learning with careers.
Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subject teachers should highlight the relevance of STEM subjects for a wide range of future career paths. At New Heights KS4 we will ensure students have access to opportunities regarding technology and engineering as they are not stand-alone subjects within our curriculum. This can be facilitated via employer links, educational trips and collapsed STEM themed days.
Throughout years 10 and 11 every student will have had the opportunity to learn how the different STEM subjects help people to gain entry to a wide range of careers.
All subject teachers emphasise the importance of succeeding in English and Maths.
Some ideas to engage your classes with careers are as follows:
- Show a short video clip as a starter activity using the resources on careersbox (https://www.careersbox.co.uk/ / icould https://icould.com/ / firstcareers https://www.firstgroupcareers.com/ or BBC bitesize careers https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize to show the relevance of lessons for possible future careers
- Discuss careers linked to specific parts of your curriculum — use this website to help you https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/explore-careers
- Set a homework task to research different careers related to your subject.
- Utilise STEM careers resources— https://www.stem.org.uk/resources
- Take into account growth industries in the Liverpool City Region— https://growthplatform.org/sectors/
Request support from your Careers Leader / Enterprise Coordinator to bring in a guest speaker to talk to students about careers or to deliver part of a lesson.
Take a look at the Gatsby Benchmark 4 Toolkit