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Subject-specific careers advice and education: A case study

A new approach to careers at one school is focused on early integration of careers education to promote subject-specific careers pathways across all year groups. Julia Rogers explains

In my experience careers teaching can be quite dreary. When I became a member of the senior leadership team at Thistley Hough Academy and took over the role as careers lead, my main goal was to shake things up and bring the whole approach to careers and the content more up-to-date.

As an area of deprivation where the traditional industries of pots, pits and steel have declined, in Stoke-on-Trent there is a real need to support students in developing their self-confidence, transferable skills and to raise their awareness of all the opportunities that are now out there, but which were not available when their parents were at school.

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