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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.

 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. 

We are pleased to announce that 2 of our pupils were chosen as winners:

Edith-Mae who drew a scientist met Olivia Channon, Clinical Scientist (Radiotherapy physicist), Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

 Millie, who drew a pantomime actress met the actor, Danielle Hope, currently starring as Sandy in Grease and former winner of BBC reality TV show Over the Rainbow

 More information can be found here

Secretary of State for Education, Damian Hinds MP said:

“Drawing the Future is a brilliant initiative which is helping young children begin to think about what they want to do in the future, and realise they can do anything if they put their mind to it.

 As a dad I want my children to think they can do any job they put their mind to, and as Education Secretary, I want to make sure we widen young people’s horizons so they are aware of the incredible opportunities that are out there.  

I want to say a big well done to all the winners and finalists – whether you want to be a vet in a zoo or pilot for the red arrows, I wish you all the very best in making your dreams a reality.”

 

Aspirations Assemblies 2018 to 2019

We are currently contacting a variety of companies trying to book dates to deliver some of our most exciting assemblies yet! 

West Midlands Fire Service

 On Wednesday 6th February we had a visit from West Midlands Fire Service. Matt told us about about the main parts of his job which were:

  • Fire safety and Prevention training
  • Supporting Road Traffic Accidents (RTA's)
  • Fire Extinguishing

Matt also allowed some of us to try on his uniform and race against the clock to see who could get dressed the quickest. Even Mr Pearson had a go!


Aspirations Assemblies 2017 to 2018

Footballer

 On Wednesday 6th June we were pleased to host Chloe Jones, an ex New Invention Junior School pupil who is  now a professional football player and sports lecturer at Stoke College. Chloe has played for many well known teams such as Wolves, Aston Villa and Liverpool. Chloe talked to the school about how she reached her dreams of becoming a footballer and what she is working towards next. (This includes climbing Mount Everest in 2020) The pupils loved to hear the qualities and skills she needed to reach her dream. 

As well as talking to pupils, Chloe lead each class in a training session where they got to experience some of the activities she participates in during her training.

Police

 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

Veterinary Nurses

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