Teachers' Sector Lesson Templates: Resources for Secondary Schools

Teachers' Sector Lesson Templates: Resources for Secondary Schools

The following curriculum-linked lesson templates were created for the Ipswich Opportunity Area project and are designed for teachers to run classes with their students to look at local employment sectors, the opportunities they can offer and other basic Labour Market Information. (LMI)

Each lesson makes use of the icanbea website and additional resource documents to provide activities such as research tasks and class challenges.  Specific and general teacher notes are included for each lesson plus additional reading and articles for you and your students. 

You can take the lessons as they are or simply pick the elements you want to use.  You can download the stored resources and copy the additional information links that you need - or you can run a lesson from these online pages by sending out the appropriate page link.

Audience: Theses lessons are largely aimed at Key Stages 3 and 4.  They were designed for a typical classroom environment with access to IT facilities though could be adapted - please see the specific teacher notes for each lesson.

Suffolk Lessons

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Introduction: Suffolk Sectors
The New Anglia area is currently the 13th largest sub-regional economy in England, contributing some £35.5bn to UK plc across agriculture, production, manufacturing and services. It is also the 2nd largest predominantly rural economy, behind only neighbouring Cambridgeshire. The local economy is growing faster than a number of ‘powerhouse’ areas, including Greater Manchester and Leeds, as well as established London growth corridors such as Hertfordshire and Coast to Capital. The local economy is also accelerating faster than the national average (excluding London).  
Interactive: Employer 360-Virtual Tours
Our employer virtual tours lesson explores various locations and departments within a selection of local employers. Visit the various scenes within each tour a look around each area in 360 degrees to get a feel for the workplace. Look for the hotspots scattered around each scene to find out more about the employer, departments and operations - and watch and listen to the 'stitched-in' video stars talking about their roles and how they got there
Public Services (Full Lesson)
This lesson is about a sector that is wider than traditional ‘Public Services’ and, in addition to the emergency services and local authority, it includes those working in the voluntary sector and health and social care.
Construction (Full Lesson)
The construction sector is very important to the local economy and comprises a wide range of products, services and technologies.  It is a sector which has a wide range of roles and sees entrants at all educational levels.  Forecast skills over the next five years will be, Electricians and installers, Plumbers and HVAC tradespeople, Painters and Decorators, Logistics, and Bricklayers.

Financial Services (Full Lesson)
The region boasts hundreds of insurance companies, accountancy firms, branches for banking services and building societies and other organisations providing financial advisory services. There are niche markets around marine insurance linked to ports, farm and crop insurance and thatched property insurance in rural areas, plus a host of small financial service businesses.

Energy Sector (Full Lesson)
The energy sector looks set to create an estimated 100,000 jobs nationally, which are higher paid and more skilled than average. Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth Enterprise Zone has ambitions to create 9000 jobs in the two towns by 2025 and the construction of Sizewell C will create up to 5000 (at the peak of construction) jobs with 900 permanent jobs operating it.

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