Careers Mark

At Burlington Junior School, we think it is important that our pupils gain skills and knowledge about careers. This enables them to understand and develop characteristics such as resilience and patience- required for their future. They have access to careers education which is free from gender bias and helps them to develop knowledge about careers in the local area; it also helps them to identify their own characteristics and potentially, what kind of jobs they might like and suit. Some jobs of the future, particularly in IT, have not yet been realised so it is important that we give our children the appropriate IT skills and confidence to be flexible as they travel their learning journey. This really enhances pupil self-esteem as their confidence grows.

We aim to expose our pupils to as many various jobs and experiences as is possible- again, allowing them to develop ideas and make more informed choices when they are older. Visits, visitors and key learning points, such as how they might start to run a local business or manage their money in the future, enhance and support Y6 transition to Secondary school. Engineering at Primary, Lego STEM and Maker Education are all important elements of careers development skills offered at Burlington Juniors. Our Careers Event- working with Primary Futures- brings a variety of professionals to our school, which the pupils thoroughly enjoy. Our online links include those with Farmer Colin from Farmer Time, Tyler O’Brien from the Challenger Learning Centre in the USA and Ross O’Brien from BP, amongst other remote visitors.

We aim to develop links with Parents- working to give pupils access to many varied career options and hear from parents- and people from within our community- as they share experiences of their different jobs. We also have links with East Riding College where our Year 6 pupils learn about educational pathways such as apprenticeships and courses which can lead to University.

We feel that careers education is a vital area of learning and that it is important to sew the seeds of interest regarding jobs, so to provide our pupils with a wide knowledge, enabling them to develop informed views as they progress

In the galleries below you can see just some of the experiences our pupils have had.

Careers Event

Maker Ed Visit

Farmer Tom

Parachute Regiment Visit

Professor Brad Gibson Visit

World of Work - RNLI Coastguard

World of Work - Beauty Bank Visit

World of Work - Police Station

World of Work - Fire Station Visit

World of Work - Bridlington Motor Auctions

World of Work - Tesco

Amazon Fulfilment Centre Visit

Ross O'Brien visit from BP

East Riding College Visit

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust Visit

STEM York University Visit

STEM Enthuse Partnership with Bridlington School

Skype Link Ups - Careers Q & A

Big Bang Careers Fair

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust - Marine Biologist

Stem girls' trip - York

“My most favourite thing in Burlington Juniors is that we all help each other and that if someone is upset other people go and talk and play with them.” 

Pupil Feedback

“Pupils are happy to
attend school. Parents say their children are ‘well cared for, feel safe and can be
themselves’.”

Ofsted Feedback

“Leaders develop pupils’ experiences beyond the community, including
annual visits to London.”

Ofsted Feedback

“Good transition from Year 4- 5.  My child is in a smaller class, well supported in English and Maths.  Nurtured and settled.”

Parent Feedback

“Leaders create a positive environment where pupils flourish.”

Ofsted Feedback

“Leaders provide a range of opportunities to develop pupils’ interests.”

Ofsted Feedback

“I like learning about history and the Romans and we are going on a trip to Murton Park.”

Pupil Feedback

“My child has settled well into Year 3.  She enjoys Maths especially.”

Parent Feedback

“Subject leaders are invited to share curriculum plans with governors.”

Ofsted Feedback

“My kids love it at Burlington Junior School.”

Parent Feedback

“Communication with parents has improved recently, Class Dojo is a good addition.  Good to see the topics for this half-term.”

Parent Feedback

“My child loves this school.”

Parent Feedback

“Pupils take home books that match their phonics ability. This helps them to become confident and fluent readers.”

Ofsted Feedback

“Pupils speak
enthusiastically about the range of after-school activities on offer.”

Ofsted Feedback

“My daughter is very happy at school and is doing well.  I am pleased with her progress.”

Parent Feedback

“Since implementation of Class Dojo we are much more aware of the things that happen whilst at school.  Also the Dojo Points System is a great way to monitor progress.”

Parent Feedback

“Leaders have high expectations of pupils’ behaviour.”

Ofsted Feedback

“Leaders strive to develop a curriculum that engages and inspires pupils.”

Ofsted Feedback

“I like doing writing and maths because in maths you get to learn different methods to answer questions and I like writing stories.”

Pupil Feedback

“Both children have attended this school.  Both have enjoyed it and have reached their potential.”

Parent Feedback

“The school has
put in place a range of strategies and interventions to support pupils with their emotional health and well-being and behaviour.”

Ofsted Feedback

“I like learning because I think learning is fun and it allows me to push myself and learn new things every day.”

Pupil Feedback

“‘There is something for everyone.’ Clubs range from golfing, cheerleading, football and rugby to mindfulness, yoga and knitting.”

Ofsted Feedback

“The thing I like about Burlington Junior school is that the teachers are very nice and it’s easy to make new friends.”

Pupil Feedback

“Parents comment that their children ‘really enjoy reading for pleasure’.”

Ofsted Feedback

“Leaders are keen to ‘sow the seeds of interest’ regarding careers.”

Ofsted Feedback

“Leaders continue to develop a broad and balanced curriculum that raises pupils’ aspirations.”

Ofsted Feedback

“I like Burlington Junior School because we get to go on trips.”

Pupil Feedback

“Leaders plan aspects of the science curriculum in order to promote
engineering.”

Ofsted Feedback

“The best thing about Burlington Junior School is the lessons are fun and interesting and we always learn something new.”

Pupil Feedback

“Leaders achieve this
through daily story-time sessions and ‘reading ambassadors’ who promote reading with their peers.”

Ofsted Feedback

“Leaders encourage good mental health through nurture sessions and a
‘nature’ programme.”

Ofsted Feedback

“This is my third child to go all the way through Burlington and I would recommend this school every time.”

Parent Feedback

“Daily phonics lessons and extra support in the afternoon take place for pupils who are at the early stages of reading.”

Ofsted Feedback

“All 3 of my children are very happy at this school”.

Parent Feedback

“What I like about Burlington Junior School is learning because if you listen carefully you will get smart and you will have a good education and you will get a good job.”

Pupil Feedback

“Behaviour and attendance continue to improve throughout school.”

Ofsted Feedback

“In English and mathematics, pupils, including those with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND), remember what they have learned over time.”

Ofsted Feedback

“Furthermore, leaders invite pupils to attend afterschool sessions to help them catch up quickly.”

Ofsted Feedback

“Leaders are passionate about ensuring that all pupils receive the education they deserve.”

Ofsted Feedback

“Burlington Junior School is a wonderful school with great staff.  They have helped me to become really independent whilst supporting me.  I am really happy at this school.” 

Pupil Feedback

“In school I like the writing because you get to write about your favourite things.  I love all the language you can use.”

Pupil Feedback

“Would recommend this school 100%.  My child is very happy.”

Parent Feedback

“Staff, including those at the early stages of their careers, say they feel supported to fulfil their roles.”

Ofsted Feedback

“I like this school because we get to learn new things every day”

Pupil Feedback

“My child has settled really well here, she feels happy and her hard work is recognised.  Very pleased.”

Parent Feedback