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Careers in the Curriculum Collaboration (Chase Terrace Academy, Staffs County Council, Dolly Mixtures Nursery and the Careers Hub)

June 14, 2023

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Raising awareness of careers in Early Years through collaboration

Staffordshire County Council has worked with the Staffordshire Careers Hub, Dolly mixtures Day Nursery and Chase Terrace Academy to develop a lesson plan for high school pupils that raises pupil awareness of careers in the early years and the requirement for relevant qualifications. The lesson plan has been brought to life by the staff working in the nursery and the high school teacher with interesting activities and thought provoking content bringing work in the early years to life.

The feedback from the pupils has been wonderful, showing how the content prompted them to think about a career in early years.

“We really enjoyed the lesson we had looking at a career in the early years. We thought it was really interesting to see what working in a nursery is actually like and it looked different to what we remember when we were younger! All of the activities in the lesson were fun but we also learnt something and it was different to our normal lessons! Some of us definitely want to work with children for our career and it was really useful to see what qualifications we would need to do this. Thank you to the nursery for helping to bring our learning to life!”

Year 10 students at Chase Terrace Academy

What Schools Say About Us

Being part of the Stoke on Trent and Staffordshire Careers Hub has been pivotal to the development of careers provision in our school. The Hub have shared good practice across their members resulting in a stronger focus on good quality provision. The annual event enabled the hub to share their vision of School Improvement Through The Lens of Careers and looking beyond the Benchmarks. It was a fantastic opportunity to share different models of school improvement and strategies to further develop careers provision to enhance the future opportunities of our young people.

Mrs A Spencer, John Taylor High School

What Businesses Say About Us

It it superb to be able to speak with local schools, colleges, and businesses in Stoke and Staffs and show how important the partnerships are to bring the skills of the future. Educating those who educate the ones shaping the aspirations of young people is essential for the industry to grow and be more sustainable.”

Alison Tucker, St Modwen