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Primary Conference

The recent Primary conference, focusing on the importance of introducing careers related learning into children’s school experience from as early an age as possible, was a successful morning of support for Primary colleagues.

Evidence for the importance of Primary Careers was quoted from the publications Drawing the Future, More than a Job’s Worth and What Works*. Again, it was also wonderful to hear about how this imperative was leading to new national support and to some excellent practice on the ground.

We were grateful to John Ambrose, who spoke about the work of the Careers Development Institute (CDI) in developing a new careers framework for Early Years through to Key Stage 2. Rachel Mackenzie and colleagues from Greenwood Academies Trust and Zoe Mawson, the Headteacher at Beckfoot Heaton Primary School spoke compellingly about the practice in their schools. Theresa Peacock from Monks Abbey School in Lincoln also shared what her school was doing and showed us what we already knew - that good practice exists in Lincolnshire and now needs to be shared.

Attendees commented:

Some great ideas - thank you!

​Will be using some of these ideas. Great presentation, thank you.

*Drawing the Future, Education and Employers, 2018

*More than a Job’s Worth, Founders for Schools, 2019

*What Works, Careers and Enterprise Company