Dear REACH Students

Welcome to My Week of Work, our newsletter today will share with you all the information that you need to facilitate a week’s worth (or any part of) work related activity. Included in this edition is a link to a comprehensive Teacher Guide full of information, supportive resources and what’s next suggestions.


Careers Leader Teacher Guide

Download our Careers Leader guide for all the details you need to know about ‘My Week of Work’ and how your pupils will access the sessions.


How to use this guide 

Our ask of you 

Promote as widely as possible to pupils, parents/carers and through your school communication channels. 

This is important whether you are planning to use it as a planned cohort activity or otherwise; all the sessions are completely appropriate for a young person to access independently or with their parents/carers too.


What next 

Before 8th June 

  • Register for Learn Live
  • Promote My Week of Work to your pupils
  • Contact your local Enterprise Coordinator to discuss additional localised support or follow up activities


During My Week of Work

  • Check in on your learners, keep them keen and motivated

  • Encourage them to send completed tasks (and any extension tasks you may set) to you

  • Check out the activities yourself and take part in Learn Live alongside your learners

In the weeks after My Week of Work

  1. Choose to keep sign-posting your learners
  2. Offer them feedback
  3. Develop what’s next plans with your learners
  4. Arrange personal guidance sessions for those who need them
  5. Plan your progressive programme
  6. Complete our feedback form and encourage reflection from learners using a template we will send next week.

Next Up from Us

We are keen that schools follow up My Week of Work with a continuation of great offers and programmes to contribute to your whole school careers activity.

In the Teacher Guide we have made some suggestions as to programmes you can access to take your offer to the next level.

We will continue to share resources on a weekly basis up until the summer break, these are always quality assured and sorted for you by key stage and SEND to help your workload.

Supporting you

At The Careers & Enterprise Company all our communications are designed to support you from a think national, act local perspective. Each week you will receive a communication from us with news, guidance and resources reflective of the national careers landscape. These will be further supported on a localised level by your dedicated Enterprise Coordinator who will ensure you have access to key local resources and information to support your careers guidance programme on an ongoing basis.

Opportunities for recognition

We are currently developing a number of approaches to reward and recognise engagement in ‘My Week of Work’, both at a student level and at an educational establishment level. We will be in touch with further information about these in the forthcoming communications.

About Oak National Academy

Oak National Academy is an online classroom with high-quality video lessons and resources. It is free to use and has been created by over 80 teachers, with the backing of the Government. It is designed to help schools, parents/carers and pupils balance learning at home during the coronavirus pandemic. Created at great speed, Oak is constantly expanding its core and extra-curricular offering. More information on Oak National Academy can be found at:


Following on from My Week of Work 

Free interactive Careers Chat sessions from Education and Employers with Inspiring the Future.

Supported by resources and guides, to maximise impact and to enable reflection on learning.

To book, please visit here

For more information on this virtual offer, join one of these webinars:

Tuesday June 2nd at 2pm 
Friday June 5th at 10am 
Monday June 8th at 3:30pm 

NEW! WOW Show launches Careers Guides for lockdown! 

Two special NHS-commissioned employer encounters will be released in June with a full home-schooling pack, including lesson plans and trailer videos. To receive all the resources click here

Looking for something for KS5? Careers Ready skills festival – now until the 19th June

Online seminars/workshops/insights with employers including 121 Mock Interviews and CV clinics with a DBS checked Career Ready mentor. For full programme details visit website.

NEW!  Skills Builder Universal Framework  

The Universal Framework will allow you to see clearly how essential skills can be taught, developed and how progress can be tracked.  Detailed guidance is available to walk you through how to assess whether your students have mastered the skill step, what they need to know, and then how they can put the skill into practice. 

Visit to explore the brand new Universal Framework for yourself.