Middleton in Teesdale

Careers programme

Middleton-in-Teesdale Primary recognises the important role that is played by primary schools in enabling children to have high aspirations about their future through independent and impartial careers advice.

As a school, we endeavour to provide children with a range of meaningful experiences, visits and visitors too, that teach them about the world of work and provide information about future careers.

We aim to:

  • To aspire children to think of the future, increasing aspiration for all
  • To develop and encourage a sense of ambition towards a future career
  • To understand the basic skills and attitudes needed to be successful in the world of work and provide experiences of meaningful interaction with the world of work
  • To provide high quality information from a wide variety of sources –curriculum lessons, growth mind set/learning power sessions, PHSE lessons, a careers week and visitors from a variety of careers
  • To challenge all forms of stereotype (by background, gender or diversity groups) and preconceptions
  • To develop self-evaluation skills and make plans for the future
  • To increase knowledge of post 11 and post 16
  • To understand employment-related vocabulary
  • Learning about what jobs are available, and thinking about what jobs they would possibly want themselves
  • Thinking about how jobs in the future will be different from now, learning how to make a positive contribution, and exploring how relationships work within the workplace
  • Understanding that we all have jobs at home and work, and that we need to carefully balance how much time we spend working, and how much time we spend relaxing
  • Understanding how to use money in real life, including the idea of spending, saving and budgeting