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Teachers

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.

Teacher resources

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
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.

This special new programme is produced in association with the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) and Go Construct to showcase the huge variety of careers in the construction industry.

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.

The project is backed by City & GuildsThe Edge Foundation and the B&CE Charitable Trust and is supported by national and local employers.

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

Explore our shows

National Careers Week

Healthcare Special

Construction Special

Pilot show