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Research shows us that starting career-related learning early is important. Pupils start to adopt stereotypes based on gender, ethnicity and social background from an early age. Such stereotypes can go on to influence career and subject choices. Career-related learning in primary schools is about broadening pupil's horizons, challenging stereotypes and helping them develop the skills and sense of self that will enable them to reach their full potential.
Career-related learning helps primary pupils to learn about the world around them, broaden their aspirations and challenge stereotypes. Quality career-related learning in primary school:
- Provides exposure to ideas that pupils may not get elsewhere
- Supports pupils to understand how the skills and knowledge they gain in school will be relevant throughout their life
- Addresses different sectors and skills to help you to broaden pupils’ horizons.