Careers Guidance: MYP Skills and Employment

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2 October 2020



Dear Parent/Carer,

Careers Guidance: MYP Skills and Employment

As part of our commitment to delivering independent careers advice and guidance, we have organised for a guest speaker to deliver a session providing your son/daughter with the opportunity to learn about how the skills they are learning in class transfer into the workplace.

The assembly will be delivered remotely, and take place in school, during our normal tutor time slot on Wednesday 7 October between 11:05 – 11:30 am in form rooms.

The information in the presentation has been prepared by the Department of Work and Pensions, and reflects local and national employment skills. It will also discuss how the skills that your student is developing through the Middle Years Programme are highly sought after in a range of employment settings. I have attached a copy of the Middle Years learner skills for your perusal.

As IB learners we strive to be:


We nurture our curiosity, developing skills for inquiry and research. We know how to learn independent and with others. We learn with enthusiasm and sustain our love of learning throughout life.


We develop and use conceptual understanding, exploring knowledge across a range of disciplines. We engage with issues and ideas that have local and global significance.


We use critical and creative thinking skills to analyse and take responsible action on complex problems. We exercise initiative in making reasoned, ethical decisions.


We press ourselves confidently and creatively in more than one language and in many ways. We collaborate effectively, listening carefully to the perspectives of other individuals and groups.


We act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness and justice, and with respect for the dignity and rights of people everywhere. We take responsibility for our actions and their consequences.


We critically appreciate our own cultures and personal histories, as well as the values and traditions of others. We seek and evaluate a range of points of view, and we are willing to grow from the experience.


We show empathy, compassion and respect. We have a commitment to service, and we act to make a positive difference in the lives of others and in the world around us.


We approach uncertainty with forethought and determination; we work independently and cooperatively to explore new ideas and innovative strategies. We are resourceful and resilient in the face of challenges and change.


We understand the importance of balancing different aspects of our lives – intellectual, physical, and emotional – to achieve well-being for ourselves and others. We recognize our interdependence with other people and with the world in which we live.


We thoughtfully consider the world and our own ideas and experience. We work to understand our strengths and weaknesses in order to support our learning and personal development.


We would ask that in preparation for this session, your son/daughter takes time to reflect upon any questions that
they may have about the skills, and how these might transfer into a workplace.

If you have any questions/queries regarding this opportunity, please do not hesitate to contact me. My email address is

Yours sincerely,

Ms L Jai

Careers Event Coordinator