Next Steps: Secondary School & beyond
We work closely with our local high schools throughout the whole year. This includes visits to school by high school bands, year 7 tutor visits and the headteacher assemblies. Pupil leaders from the local secondaries help out at our events such as sports days.
Our pupils go on to many local schools - Harrogate Grammar School, Rossett High School, Harrogate High School, St Aidans, St John Fisher, King James' and Nidderdale High School.
Why think about careers in a primary school?
At Coppice, our curriculum is designed to inspire pupils to love learning - to be learners for life. From a careers perspective, our priority is making sure our pupils don't set limits on themselves and their futures. We teach our children to know that there is a whole world of careers open them. We make links to careers in the lessons they have. A recent BBC news article, quoted a report from an international economics group that showed many children, by the age of 7, had already limited their career ambitions for their future. At Coppice, we seek to inspire our pupils to believe in themselves and to have big ambitions for their future.
We work with Primary Futures, who connect primary schools with inspirational, diverse volunteers from a range of careers, who come into school to talk to children about their jobs and show how what they are learning at school can lead to an interesting, exciting future. Our in-school activities feed children’s curiosity, break down gender stereotypes and opens their eyes to future possibilities.