Tag Archives | Careers Work

Vital updates for careers folk, Headteachers & Governors

It’s typical isn’t it?  Whilst you’re away the world goes mad with news that is pertinent to your work.  Updates galore and new publications. Well, that’s what happened to me over the past couple of weeks.  New statutory guidance, Labour guaranteeing face to face guidance and manifestos aplenty.  So I thought I’d do a quick […]

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They way we want (need) careers education to be. A roundup of current reports & thinking

In the first 2 blogs in this series, I’ve looked at what we mean by careers education in 2014 and what careers education currently is in schools in the UK.  This, the final part of my 3 part blog, looks at where the careers in schools wagon train is going. Hence a roundup of current […]

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Inspiration: the ‘I’s have it

This blog is a guest blog from Johnny Rich of Push, one of the many organisations that deliver activities that can contribute to the delivery of a solid framework for careers as stipulated in the new statutory duty. He gives an insight into the new statutory duty from the other side of the fence.  Those […]

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How schools can help parents to help their children – Guest Post

Guest post written by Chris Speedy. Independent Careers Consultant His web site: www.careersadviceforparents.org Young people instinctively turn to their parents when they need help or advice so it’s no big surprise that teenagers pay most attention to their parents when it comes to making career decisions. Research has shown that parents are the most significant […]

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The purpose of education – To build confidence & ambition, & to aid social mobility

This blog was prompted by three things, a blog by @MsFindlater called Building Cathedrals  a blog by @Isobel_CGC  called Why are schools so poor at communicating with careers guidance providers and the call by Blogsync for people to blog on The purpose of education. Most of you who have read other blogs by me will […]

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The case for careers learning as a method of improving the progress of pupil premium learners

Ofsted have recently issued a whole raft of new accountability measures for which schools will be held accountable.  One of those measures has a direct link to careers learning:- } “From September 2013, Ofsted will introduce a sharper focus to the performance and progress of Pupil Premium pupils in their inspections. It is unlikely that […]

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