Headfield School

Headfield C of E Junior School

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                                                   Ofsted July 2015

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Aspirations Day

The purpose of Aspirations Day is to give our children the opportunity to discuss some of the options available to them when they finish school/college. The children are given the chance to talk to colleges and universities, as well as some people from selected professions.  Widening aspirations is important to help children (and parents) to believe that their own actions and effort can help to improve attainment and self-belief. Although the children are of a young age, the early years of a child’s life is key when developing aspirations.

Headfield Junior School's 4th Aspirations Day took place in July 2017 with 150 Year 6 children working with visitors from a range of professions and further educational establishments.

The morning in July saw the children taking part in workshops with Wakefield College, Ramsden's Solicitors, SCITT Teacher Training and a biomedical scientist to name a few. The afternoon was spent in a convention style event where children were able to speak to representatives from different areas of work and education. Away from the convention, children took part in games, researching jobs and discussing the skills they have.

We give a big thank you to the following for giving up their day for the children of Headfield and making the day possible:

 

RSPCA                                                                                      

University of Leeds

O2 Mobile Phone Shop                                                             

Westborough High School

Selfies Salon (Health & Beauty)                                                

Dog Den Grooming Salon

Thornhill Community Academy                                                  

Locala Nursing & Midwifery Team

NHS Biomedical Scientist                                                          

SCITT

Ramsden's Solicitors                                                                   

Wakefield College

Sainsburys                                                                                  

Heckmondwike Grammar School