Careers plan

BeReady: Annual Careers, Gatsby Benchmark Framework



Overarching concepts developed through the Programme of Study

1. Identity (their personal qualities, attitudes, skills, attributes and achievements and what influences these; understanding and maintaining boundaries around their personal privacy, including online)

2. Relationships (including different types and in different settings, including online)

3. A healthy (including physically, emotionally and socially), balanced lifestyle (including within relationships, work-life, exercise and rest, spending and saving and lifestyle choices)

4. Risk (identification, assessment and how to manage risk, rather than simply the avoidance of risk for self and others) and safety (including behaviour and strategies to employ in different settings, including online in an increasingly connected world

5. Diversity and equality (in all its forms, with due regard to the protected characteristics set out in the Equality Act 2010)

6. Rights (including the notion of universal human rights), responsibilities (including fairness and justice) and consent (in different contexts)

7. Change (as something to be managed) and resilience (the skills, strategies and ‘inner resources’ we can draw on when faced with challenging change or circumstance)

8. Power (how it is used and encountered in a variety of contexts including online; how it manifests through behaviours including bullying, persuasion, coercion and how it can be challenged or managed through negotiation and ‘win-win’ outcomes)

9. Career (including enterprise, employability and economic understanding)

Essential Skills and Attributes developed through the Programme of Study Personal effectiveness Interpersonal and social effectiveness

1. Self-improvement (including through constructive self-reflection, seeking and utilising constructive feedback and effective goal setting)

2. Identifying unhelpful ‘thinking traps’ (e.g. generalisation and stereotyping)

3. Resilience (including self-motivation, perseverance and adaptability)

4. Self-regulation (including promotion of a positive, growth mind-set1 and managing strong emotions and impulses)

5. Recognising and managing peer influence and the need for peer approval, including evaluating perceived social norms

6. Self-organisation (including time management)

7. Strategies for identifying and accessing appropriate help and support

8. Clarifying own values (including reflection on the origins of personal values and beliefs) and re-evaluating values and beliefs in the light of new learning, experiences and evidence

9. Recalling and applying knowledge creatively and in new situations

10. Developing and maintaining a healthy self-concept (including self-confidence, realistic self-image, self-worth, assertiveness, self-advocacy and self-respect)

1. Empathy and compassion (including impact on decision-making and behaviour)

2. Respect for others’ right to their own beliefs, values and opinions

3. Discernment in evaluating the arguments and opinions of others (including challenging ‘group think’)

4. Skills for employability, including - • Active listening and communication (including assertiveness skills) • Team working • Negotiation (including flexibility, self-advocacy and compromise within an awareness of personal boundaries) • Leadership skills • Presentation skills

5. Enterprise skills and attributes (e.g. aspiration, creativity, goal setting, identifying opportunities, taking positive risks)

6. Recognising, evaluating and utilising strategies for managing influence

7. Valuing and respecting diversity

8. Using these skills and attributes to build and maintain healthy relationships of all kinds