Careers Related Learning

At Milton Primary Academy, we have always been passionate about preparing children for the future and through Compass for Life work, children start to consider what they would like to do when they are older and map their journey to achieve their North Star (goal). We have tried to lift aspirations further as well by providing visits to local Universities and have visitors into class to talk about their careers.

This year Milton is part of a funded project as we are located in the opportunity area of Stoke-on-Trent. This funding will allow this years’ year 5 and 6 children to take this learning one step further and through partnership work with employers, give our young people a direct insight into the world of work and hopefully lift their motivation, aspirations, attainment and skills.

The children will be working in collaboration with external companies to further develop their skills and interests.

Compass for Life Initiative

Compass For Life is a unique approach that provides a framework for students that empowers them to take responsibility for their own learning and to achieve their ambitions in partnership with their teachers.  It also helps the teachers develop their own compass as they journey with their students to higher levels of performance.

North Star:

The Super North Star: Your purpose, your dream. A job, skill, or ambition that requires hard work and commitment to achieve. This Super North Star sits on the horizon and no matter the obstacle keeps drawing you forward. This is the adventurer side of you.


Your values and behaviours are critical to achieving your purpose. If your ethos is ethical and authentic you are on the correct path. Then you must establish the team code of conduct this ensure that the teams behaviours are aligned in order to ensure that the team result comes first.


You need to be a strategist, to have a clear plan derived from facts and analysis with realistic milestones and contingencies in place. To be patient, and communicate your strategy in all mediums to those who have to deliver it. To be ego-free and ethical.

Warrior Spirit:

Your warrior spirit is about your strength of character, your desire to step into the pressure zone and fight for what you believe. It is where you have the appropriate skill sets, mental and physical resilience, you are courageous, committed and determined to succeed. You are a decision maker and team player where necessary. You ensure you get to each milestone no matter what.

Floyd Woodrow visits Milton Primary

We were extremely privileged to welcome Floyd Woodrow to Milton Primary. Floyd is the founder of the ‘Compass for Life’ concept that we introduced to our Year 5 and 6 pupils this year.  He supported school in sharing the message, that no dream is too big, in fact are your dreams big enough?

Thank you to the parents who joined us. It was lovely for the children to be able to share their ‘Big Dreams’ with you. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. If you were unable to attend please talk to your child tonight about their North Star because no matter how old we are, we should always being working hard to achieve our dreams.

Can we take this opportunity to thank Floyd for the inspirational morning and in the children’s words, “It was awesome!”