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Aspirations


Welcome to our aspirations zone.


 We are pleased to announce that on 21st December 2017 New Invention Junior School were awarded the 'Quality in Careers Standard' by Prospects. We are one of the first few primary schools within the West Midlands to receive the award. On 14th February we were joined by Michelle Squire and Meena Sandha from Prospects and by Josephine Rivett from Pool Hayes Academy to present Mr Pearson and Mrs Oliver their certificates.

We aim to teach and prepare your child today, for their tomorrow!

Within school we aim to inspire pupils to achieve their best and to have high expectations of their future. We encourage pupils to consider:

  • What are they good at?
  • What things are important to them?
  • What do they hope to achieve?
  • What new skills have they developed?

Each pupil was asked to complete an aspiration leaf which included the above considerations, each leaf was used to create our beautiful aspiration display. These leaves will be used to identify role models who can work with our pupils to ensure that they are inspired and informed about the opportunities available outside of school.

As part of a Harry Potter writing project in the autumn term 2017, we asked year 4 pupils to consider the variety of job roles which help to generate a film. Using a visit to Harry Potter studios pupils began to realise that creating a film is a complex process which includes thousands of people. (In the case of Harry Potter approximately 4000)


 In October 2017 pupils were asked to enter a competition run by Primary Futures, where pupils had to draw and describe what career they wanted to do when they were older. We had some really interesting choices from wrestler, to palaeontologist, to astronomer, to midwife and a fashion designer. Below are some examples of our entries, winners will be announced in January 2018

 

Aspirations Assembly

 Our next aspiration assembly will be on 13th June where we will welcome Chloe Jones, a member of Aston Villa's Women's Team. She will be chatting to pupils as well as running short training sessions demonstrating some of the skills she has developed during her time as a professional footballer.

On Friday 20th April we will welcome into school an animal handler who is running sessions with each year group as part of World Wildlife Day to talk about a variety of reptiles, mammals and birds and discuss their habitats. We will also be asking how the handler got into this job and what kind of things they are expected to do as an animal handler.

 On Wednesday 31st January we welcomed PC Lally and PC Ashley to the school to talk to us about what it is like working for West Midlands Police. PC Lally and PC Ashley talked about what equipment they use, what a typical day might be like and also what other roles there are with the police apart from being an officer. PC Lally and PC Ashley explained that a large part of their job is talking to people in the community as well as visiting schools, and community centres.  PC Lally said that some days she could be walking around the community for 4 hours without a break.

The pupils asked lots of interesting questions and some of the pupils commented afterwards

""I loved it and found it interesting because of how many calls they have to answer in a day." DB - year 6
"I would consider this job as a future career now because I think this job is very interesting and I would like to help people." ME - year 4
"I'd love to help people and keep them safe, I'd really like to be a police woman when I grow up." MC - year 5

On Wednesday 15th November Danni and Jade from Lockwood's Animal Hospital in Willenhall came to visit our school, they talked to us about their jobs as veterinary nurses and also bought in 2 special visitors to meet us. Woody, a King Charles spaniel and Kevin a turtle.

Danni and Jade told us about the favourite parts of their jobs and also what kind of things they got up to on a typical day. All of the pupils were very excited to meet Kevin and Woody but also asked Danni and Jade lots of really interesting, well thought out questions. 

Thank you Lockwood's Animal Hospital for our lovely visit!


Our next aspirations assembly will be on Wednesday 31st January 2018 and we will be welcoming representatives from West Midlands Police Force to talk to pupils about their roles within the police and to answer the pupils questions.

 Choosing a secondary school

Your class teacher will guide you on the process of applying for a place at your preferred secondary school, we advise you to attend any open evenings so that you can see all of the facilities, meet the teachers and get an idea of the strengths of the school. School websites are a great place to start.

 Our Future Aspirations

If you would like more information on your future aspirations there are some helpful links below or come and have a chat to Mrs Oliver.

Career Aspirations:

General Advice on various jobs - https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/job-profiles/home

Explore roles within the medical profession - https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/Explore-roles

Explore engineering roles - https://www.allaboutcareers.com/careers/industry/engineering

Explore science based roles - https://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-engineering-careers