My CV

About this Guide

This resource is designed to support practitioners deliver appropriate PSE in conjunction with their learners in light of the Scottish Government PSE Review (2019). You may with to look at the information about cocreation in the activity section, along with the associated benchmarks, to support your learners build on their existing knowledge and understanding of this topic. This suggested My CV content will support practitioner work with their learners to develop the curriculum to suit their local context and meet the relevant age and stage of development for children and young people with regard to Planning for Choices & Change.

Suggested Experiences & Outcomes

Mental & Emotional Wellbeing

HWB 4-03a

I understand that there are people I can talk to and that there are a number of ways in which I can gain access to practical and emotional support to help me and others in a range of circumstances.

HWB 4-04a

I understand that my feelings and reactions can change depending upon what is happening within and around me. This helps me to understand my own behaviour and the way others behave.

HWB 4-07a

I am learning skills and strategies which will support me in challenging times, particularly in relation to change and loss.

Social Wellbeing

HWB 4-09a

As I explore the rights to which I and others are entitled, I am able to exercise these rights appropriately and accept the responsibilities that go with them. I show respect for the rights of others.

HWB 4-10a

I recognise that each individual has a unique blend of abilities and needs. I contribute to making my school community one which values individuals equally and is a welcoming place for all.

HWB 4-11a

I make full use of and value the opportunities I am given to improve and manage my learning and, in turn, I can help to encourage learning and confidence in others.

HWB 4-12a

Representing my class, school and/or wider community encourages my self-worth and confidence and allows me to contribute to and participate in society.

HWB 4-13a

Through contributing my views, time and talents, I play a part in bringing about positive change in my school and wider community.

Physical Wellbeing

HWB 4-18a

I know and can demonstrate how to travel safely.

Planning for Choices & Change

HWB 4-19a

Based on my interests, skills, strengths and preferences, I am supported to make suitable, realistic and informed choices, set manageable goals and plan for my further transitions.

HWB 4-20a

I am investigating different careers/occupations, ways of working, and learning and training paths. I am gaining experience that helps me recognise the relevance of my learning, skills and interests to my future life.

Associated Benchmarks

  • Evaluates and evidences own interests, strengths and skills and uses them to make informed subject choices.
  • Aligns personal profile to support management of future CVs and applications.
  • Makes well informed choices about learning opportunities and pathways and relates these to possible future careers.

Suggested Learning Intentions

  • to learn how to identify my strengths and areas for development
  • to develop understanding of my skills and how I can develop these
  • to investigate jobs/careers that may use my skills/strengths

Suggested Success Criteria (I Can…)

  • explain what my strengths are
  • discuss how to develop other skills
  • identify how my strengths/skills could be useful in different jobs/roles

Suggested Learning Experiences

These suggested activities/tasks are for group work within a classroom and target holistic/generic/universal needs of learners. You should select activities/tasks that are most relevant to the needs of your learners and school community. Please use your professional judgement as to how best to deliver these types of activities/tasks sensitively/appropriately with your learners and which other staff may also be able to provide support/differentiation to meet their needs.

What do we know?

You may wish to revisit work covered in S1-S3 (My Career, My Skills, My Future, The world of tomorrow, Where can my skills take me?). Learners can log in/register to My World of Work to work on tasks and activities relating to their skills/strengths and how these may have changed. What options are they now considering? (You may wish to link with the topic Preparing for exams inputs).

What do we need to know?

Discuss with learners what goes into a CV, what writing skills have they used in English (or other subject areas) that could be of use? Skills Development Scotland has advice for writing personal statements, CVs and applications that can be explored with learners.

What’s happening here/locally? What could we do next?

Learners could explore/investigate local/national support services that are available to support them.