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Raising Aspirations - Primary

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Swalwell Primary in Gateshead has raised pupils' aspirations by improving their confidence and showing them different career paths.

Swalwell Primary is on an estate where many are long-term unemployed. Children do not always understand work or have very limited aspirations.

The school works with Headstart, a scheme which delivers hands-on workshops for pupils to get a feel for jobs. Pupils are inspired by local employees such as telecommunications engineers, chemists and mechanics.

SEAL is used to improve the confidence and social skills of the pupils, whilst teachers relate subjects like maths to the world of work. Pupils also visit local universities to see how staying in further education could help them achieve their dream job.

Part of the series: From Good to Outstanding

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