Suggested Experiences & Outcomes

Responsibility of All Mental & Emotional Wellbeing

  • 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 4-03a
  • 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 4-04a
  • I am learning skills and strategies which will support me in challenging times, particularly in relation to change and loss. HWB 4-07a

Responsibility of All Social Wellbeing

  • 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 4-09a
  • 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 4-10a
  • 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 4-11a
  • 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 4-12a
  • Through contributing my views, time and talents, I play a part in bringing about positive change in my school and wider community. HWB 4-13a

Responsibility of All Physical Wellbeing

  • I know and can demonstrate how to travel safely. HWB 4-18a

Responsibility of All Planning for Choices and Change

  • 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 4-19a
  • 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. HWB 4-20a

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...)

  • I can explain what my strengths are.
  • I can discuss how to develop other skills.
  • I can 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. Please 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/content with your learners and which other staff may also be able to provide support/differentiation to meet their needs.

  1. What do we know?
    What have learners examined in S1/2 (My Career, My Skills, My Future) – what has changed/stayed the same? What do they think about their future/next steps? How might S3 Growth Mindset inputs be useful in this context?
    SDS link
  2. What do we need to know?
    Where might learners be thinking about moving onto once they leave school? How does this affect their Senior Phase subject choices? What are the options?
    SDS link for learners
    SDS link – work placement/volunteering
    SDS link – foundation apprenticeship
    SDS link – apprenticeships
  3. What’s happening here / locally? / What could we do next?
    Learners could discuss/explore/examine:
    What could we do next to find out more?
    Who could we ask?
    What local opportunities are there for work placements/apprenticeships/volunteering that would help with career/job options?
    SDS link