Careers Mark 2019-20

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

Parent Feedback

"My kids love it at Burlington Junior School."

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

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

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

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"My child loves this school."

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"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."

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

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

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

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

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

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"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

"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."

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

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

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"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." 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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