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  • Jarrow Cross C of E Primary School
‘Value in Everyone’
Value in Everyone


The careers education and guidance programme at Jarrow Cross seeks to positively support students to acquire the educational, social and employability skills necessary for lifelong success in a diverse and changing world of work.

We are establishing strong, meaningful links with further education settings, local businesses and industry leaders, through employer engagement opportunities. The children access age-appropriate career-related activities that support curriculum planning.

We aim to inspire every student through more real-life contacts with the world of work to help them understand where different choices can take them in the future and we wish to ensure that our students are not restricted by circumstances or location from becoming self-confident, well-educated and enterprising individuals.



Benefits to pupils:

  • Activities are designed to help raise aspirations and broaden children’s horizons and give them self-belief by putting careers education in the curriculum and connecting learning to life.
  • It provides engaging, hands-on experiences that students need to explore real-life STEM and Enterprise concepts.
  • It supports the development of non-academic skills such as enterprise, financial awareness, behaviours, and life skills.
  • Improves pupils’ knowledge of different educational and employment pathways, helping them to make informed choices when planning their futures.



Gatsby Benchmarks

Jarrow Cross Church of England uses the Gatsby Benchmarks to ensure that a comprehensive programme for careers provision is in place. 

1 – A stable careers programme
Our school will have an embedded programme of career education and guidance that is known and understood by students, parents, teachers, governors and employers.

2 – Learning from career and labour market information (LMI)

Every student will have access to good quality information about future study options and labour market opportunities.


3 – Addressing the needs of each pupil

Students have different career opportunities throughout their time at Jarrow Cross.


4 – Linking curriculum learning to careers

All teachers will link curriculum learning with careers where possible. STEM subject teachers will highlight the relevance of STEM subjects for a wide range of future career paths where lesson opportunities present themselves.


5 – Encounters with employers and employees

Every student will have multiple opportunities to learn from employers about work, employment and the skills that are valued in the workplace, in particular within curriculum lessons.

6 – Experiences of workplaces

Every student will have first-hand experiences of different workplaces and further education settings.


7- Encounters with further and higher education

All students will understand the full range of learning opportunities that are available to them. This includes both academic and vocational routes and learning in schools, colleges, universities and in the workplace.


8 – Personal guidance

Every student will have opportunities to discuss career paths they are interested in.