The government career strategy for secondary schools, sets out a long term plan to build a world class careers system to help young people choose a career path that is right for them. The ALP is committed to ensuring that all of our pupils are given the opportunity before they reach secondary education, to be shown a wide range of career opportunities available, that inspire them, raise their aspirations and eliminate gender stereotypes.
The ALP regularly host visitors from the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) sector in the North East and have taken part in ‘Career Speed Dating’ sessions with a broad range of different employers for the last two years. In the 2018-2019 academic year, groups of ALP pupils have been introduced to a variety of careers by interviewing engineers, police officers, office workers, members of H.M. Forces, geologists and a current NASA astronaut.
The ALP is delighted to be a part of the 2019-2021 Primary Pilot of the ‘North East Ambition's Good Career Guidance’, which has been recognised nationally as ‘transformational’ at secondary level by aiming to improve outcomes for all young people, regardless of their starting points or backgrounds, and inspiring pioneering practice (based on the Gatsby principles) in schools and colleges.
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