Careers advice for Primary and Secondary school pupils

My wife and I both work in the education sector (my wife is a teacher and I am an administrator) and we both feel that, in our experience, the provision of careers advice for secondary school pupils is not particularly good, or more specifically that the way in which it is delivered is inconsistent. We also feel that children could benefit from being educated about different jobs and careers from an earlier age (a contentious view, I know!).

We are interested to see what the experiences and opinions of other teachers are, so that we can learn from them and improve the way in which we provide careers advice, and maybe even develop a more effective methodology and approach that we could then share with others.

I am therefore researching the various approaches and resources that are used to advise Primary and Secondary school pupils about the potential career options that are available to them. I am also interested to find out what your experience is of the level of involvement that parents have in the careers advisory process. I have put together a short survey of twenty questions and I would be extremely grateful if you could complete this: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/XHHJ3QD. I would also be incredibly grateful if you could circulate the survey amongst your colleagues and to any friends who are teachers.

We thought Pedagoo would be a good way of reaching out to fellow teachers, and we would gladly share our findings with the community, if we thought it would interest you.

Thank you so much!

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