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Teachers Area - Careers

Pennine View School is committed to providing high quality Careers, Education, Information, Advice and Guidance to help inspire students and to enable them to make rational informed career decisions. Pennine View School aims to meet all eight
Benchmarks identified by the Gatsby Foundation.

Find out about the 8 Gatsby benchmarks here

David Baldwin, the Executive Headteacher of Churchill Community College in Wallsend, refers to “teaching through a careers lens”. He views careers as not being the responsibility of a Careers Leader and a small number of teachers, but of all staff in schools and colleges.

Delivery of our Careers Programme

Our careers curriculum is delivered by class teachers in PSHE sessions, Super Learning Days and during the delivery of our six key themes throughout the year. To ensure access to appropriate and suitable materials for our pupils, we use materials from START programme which has specifically designed a programme of activities for pupils with SEND needs. The Pathways Activities on START have been created as a person centred ‘getting to know me’ set of activities that will help our pupils to think about their suitability for jobs and work environments. The steps throughout the activities are to help understand an individual’s experience, skills, abilities, interest, aspirations and needs in relation to employment. The aim of the activities is to understand our pupils in depth and to help provide ideas and raise aspirations for a job or work experience placement. The information captured throughout each activity will be summarised in their Profile where they will see a complete picture of not only what the right job should be but also the ideal conditions to make the job a success.
A fundamental aspect of our curriculum is that we want our pupils to experience and embrace opportunities on visits to enrich their curriculum offer and also the importance of visitors coming in and developing their learning opportunities and experiences. We want our pupils to have meaningful encounters with employers and employees.

Click on the Start link to take you to the website.

Other useful website and information

Where do people work in Doncaster?

Sources of labour market information

Speakers for schools 

The Careers and Enterprise Company – resources for SEND specialists