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North East Ambition- Career Benchmarks: Primary Pilot
We have successfully been accepted as part of this new pilot. In line with the Careers Strategy, the Department for Education, through The Careers & Enterprise Company, is investing £2 million in developing and extending career-related learning in primary schools. The Fund will build the evidence base through both scaling and evaluating existing careers programmes and developing and testing new programmes through incubation and support.
Career-related learning in primary schools is about exploration, understanding and challenging stereotypes for all children. We know that children as young as six start to adopt stereotypes based on gender, ethnicity and social background. These stereotypes impact on engagement in learning and go on to influence career aspirations and subject choices as they progress through secondary school. Helping children to expand their ideas of who they could become is a fundamental part of career-related learning in primary education. Existing programmes and ideas for interventions will greatly benefit both from the support of this Fund and the evaluation that is integral to it. We are seeking projects to apply for funding to help children keep their horizons broad and the doors open. This pilot has took longer than originally planned and diary dates have been put back due to Brexit knock-on effects, however, the initial introductory meeting has now took place.