Support for teachers
The WOW Show is designed to support teachers and schools in achieving four of the eight Gatsby Benchmarks.
Our lesson plans are authored by a panel of teachers at VotesforSchools, and hosted by the RSA Academies.
The lesson plans link the programme content directly to the curriculum.
The on-demand facility on our YouTube channel provides a rich library of video resources to support PSHE and career-based learning.
We also provide a Progression Pack to help students navigate to the best online careers advice.
And it is all free.
Careers Guides - A special package of materials authored by VotesforSchools in collaboration with the Society of Radiographers and College of Podiatry
Each package consists of the following:
- Guidance notes – a short (2-slide) guide sets out the subject links, skills, and learning intentions covered by these Career Guides and provides explanatory notes about the resources and how they are designed to fit with home schooling. We have prepared these notes for each of the two Career Guides and for each of KS3, KS4, and KS5.
- Explanatory notes for students which explain each item and how they should be used and what the students are expected to complete
- A home learning support pack for students with tips and guidance about studying at home
- A full PowerPoint lesson for the students to follow with detailed progression and further information links
- An interactive journal for the students to record reflections and questions and bring back to their teacher when schools re-open
- A certificate has also been prepared by the NHS to accompany each Career Guide that teachers can print out and give to students as an acknowledgement of participation when students return to school. It can be added to the student’s CV, or personal statement and will be evidence to potential employers of the student’s interest and attainment.
The overall package is aimed at supporting schools and Careers Leaders and contributes to them achieving Gatsby Benchmarks 2, 4, 5 & 6.
Download the resources on the Careers Guides page for Teachers here
National Careers Week - Here are the plans and preparation free PowerPoint lessons plus cross-curricular guides (Gatsby benchmark 4) linked to the content in the show
- NCW Cross-curricular Environment & Climate Change
- NCW Cross-curricular Health & Wellbeing
- NCW Cross-curricular Science & Technology
- NCW Cross-curricular Crime, Justice & Extremism
- NCW KS3 Lesson Plan
- NCW KS3 PowerPoint Lesson
- NCW KS4 Lesson Plan
- NCW KS4 PowerPoint Lesson
- NCW KS5 Lesson Plan
- NCW KS5 PowerPoint Lesson
You can get more info at these websites:
Royal Navy: https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk
Creative industries: https://www.screenskills.com
Employability skills: https://www.cityandguilds.com
You can also download this PDF about Allied Health Professionals
Here are written plans and preparation free Powerpoint lessons for The Health Careers Show
RSA Academies and The WOW Show have teamed with VotesforSchools to provide teachers with dedicated lesson plans and teacher resources to accompany this latest online careers broadcast.
The Health Careers Special Making a Difference was streamed live at 10:00 on Wednesday 26 June. It’s free for all schools and is available to view on demand at any time afterwards.
The programme is produced in association with NHS Health Education England – and showcases the 14 Allied Health Professions, who make up a third of the NHS workforce.
The lesson plans have been authored by the highly respected VotesforSchools whose teachers prepare weekly SMSC and PSHE lesson plans and activities for schools across the country.
The lesson plan materials include a PSHE-aligned lesson for teachers to use before students watch the health careers special.
It also sets out for teachers first ideas for how healthcare careers can link to subjects and learning across the curriculum and how The WOW Show is helping to address the Gatsby benchmarks.
We hope these free resources will be a significant help for schools and benefit to all careers leads.
See Lesson Plans here
Here are written plans and preparation free Powerpoint lessons for The Construction Show
RSA Academies and The WOW Show have teamed up once again to provide schools with dedicated lesson plans and teacher resources to support teaching about construction careers.
Called Building Your Future, the show explores the wonder of the built environment and the opportunities available to young people, including a range of apprenticeships. With mini documentaries and reporter-led packages, combined with an interactive Q&A, the show is designed to give students a fascinating insight into the world of work. Through encounters with a range of employers and workplaces students will meet young people like them who have made the rewarding transition into the construction industry.
See Lesson Plans on the RSA website here
Here are written plans and preparation free Powerpoint lessons for The Pilot Show
RSA Academies are partnering with a pioneering new careers inspiration programme for all UK schools and colleges called The WOW (World of Work) Show.
Designed to appeal to all year groups and be watched as a shared group experience. It’s a fast-paced magazine show streamed live directly to the classroom that will present fascinating fresh perspectives on a variety of major employment sectors. It is very different from traditional approaches because it is being produced by leading film-makers and journalists from the UK Creative Industries. They have been given access to some of the most important industries and career opportunities for young people in the future. It will speak to the student audience in their language, on their platforms and in the bite-size visual grammar of YouTube. This is careers inspiration for Generation Z.
To accompany The WOW Show broadcasts, RSA Academies have developed special lesson plans and PowerPoint slides that are freely available to all teachers. These are a PSHE Preview lesson for use before viewing the show that encourages students to think about the wide range of careers opportunities that exist and how their own interests, ambitions and qualities can help them access these. After seeing the show, a series of individual subject lesson plans are then available that directly link curriculum learning to careers. Covering science, maths and geography, these are designed for use by subject teachers to help show how aspects of their subject is relevant to the world of work, including in unexpected ways.
See Lesson Plans on the RSA website here
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