MFC Foundation’s Careers and Enterprise Programme, funded by the Tees Valley Combined Authority as part of the TeesValleyCareers.com Primary Careers Pilot, was newly introduced in 2021. The programme is aimed at Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 students across all five boroughs of the Tees Valley (Darlington, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland and Stockton).
The Careers and Enterprise programme provides students with a core programme of learning, focusing on careers and enterprise topics. The programme connects students with enriching real-life learning opportunities such as workplace visits and meaningful encounters with a local business. Aiming to enhance the life, career and employment chances of every child in the Tees Valley.
The programme involves a two-tier delivery model:
Online resources for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 students
All primary schools within the Tees Valley have online access to a full Careers and Enterprise curriculum hosted on TeesValleyCareers.com with resources specific for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 students that teachers can utilise to deliver inspiring and engaging sessions, this includes:
With each school term involving a theme:
- Employability and life skills
- Money matters
- The world of work
- Local labour market
- Work preparation
In addition, ‘extend and challenge’ opportunities are available for students and parents/carers to access during half-terms.
Targeted, face-to-face delivery to Key Stage 2 students
MFC Foundation staff can deliver a full term of face-to-face (where possible) targeted delivery within your primary school. This includes:
- A core programme of engaging and inclusive careers and enterprise learning
- A meaningful encounter and workplace visit (this may be virtual)
- A practical Enterprise Challenge
- An opportunity to participate in an annual Enterprise Challenge event.
If you are interested in this programme and want to find out how your school can be involved, please contact Daniel Wiseman (Careers and Enterprise Coordinator)