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Primary Toolkit

The below toolkit is available for school's to download to help you on your ‘Life Ready’ journey:

Audit tool for Primary

The Life Ready Primary Audit tool has been designed to helps schools to capture their current life ready/careers activity and identify gaps.  It also  gathers baseline employer engagement data. It includes a detailed breakdown of how embedding Life Ready supports aspects of the Ofsted Leadership Framework.

Life Ready Primary Audit Tool

The Careers & Enterprise Company self-assessment quiz will ask you to reflect on what currently happens at your school.  It contains 21 questions and should take less than 15 minutes to complete. At the end you’ll get some examples of where things are going well and a suggested starting point for making improvements. 

Careers & Enterprise Company self-assessment quiz for primary schools

Sample Primary Careers and Enterprise Plan

A sample Primary Career Action plan which can be developed following the completion of the Life Ready Audit tool. The plan should cover activity across year groups, sectors and curriculum areas. It should be clear on how it meets the aspirations of learners and how it will be resourced. It is recommended that the Life Ready plan feeds into the school improvement plan; and is published on the school website.  Take a look at some examples from other primary schools to help develop the careers area on your own school website:

The Careers and Enterprise events planner for 2021/2022 may help with pulling together your careers programme. 

The Careers & Enterprise Company have also developed a Career-related learning journey which is a visual way of ensuring all stakeholders understand you career-related learning programme.  To use this template click here

Life Ready Logo

A JPEG of the Life Ready logo that can be used on documentation such as; school letters/emails, lesson presentations, employer presentations.

Primary Careers Leader Checklist

A downloadable checklist to support Primary Careers Leaders in their role.  The checklist includes links to research, resources and case studies.   

Careers Events Calendar 2021/22

A Careers events calendar for the academic year 2020/21 to help schools to plan their Careers activities.

Download Events Calendar 2021/22

Download STEM Calendar 2021/22

Alumni Guide

Reaching out to ex pupils to return and share their experiences and insights into the world of work is a great way to deliver Life Ready. This guide shows you how to establish an alumnus.

Download Alumni Guide (if you would like a downloadable word copy of this document so you can edit it please email

Primary Lead Governor for Careers presentation

A presentation to support Primary Lead Governors in understanding their role as a lead governor for careers, identifying the key knowledge and understanding to have the greatest impact and finding out about available resources to help in this role.

Download Governor presentation

Local examples of best practice

This assembly presentation has been developed by a local primary school in Solihull to introduce the pupils to one of the Life Ready skills for success ‘Self-management’.

Self Management Assembly presentation

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