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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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Employer Engagement – Employers are from Mars, schools are from Venus

Yesterday I attended a meeting/workshop which was a gathering of representatives of careers guidance stakeholders.   There was a vast cross-section of people. Corporate HR/talent management,  companies that provide services for the needs of schools, head teacher’s associations and those with the ears of the government.  I’m sure I missed some sections out simply because I […]

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I Proudly State I’m an Enemy of Promise – As Gove Sees It.

“the new Enemies of Promise are a set of politically motivated individuals who have been actively trying to prevent millions of our poorest children getting the education they need” Michael Gove 2013. It would appear to me that Gove’s measure of success is gaining a nice little clutch of GCSE’s, then A Levels, all suitably […]

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Let’s ditch Gove or we’ll have a nation of bankers, scientists and accountants.

This article from the Guardian this week has had a lot of publicity in my Twitter feed,    Let’s Ditch careers advisers, or we’ll have a nation of fish farmers  I’d wanted to comment on it but by the time I got around the comments were closed.  Hence my post here. Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett, sets out […]

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Why Headteachers shouldn’t see the EEF Pupil Premium Toolkit as an excuse to ignore CEIAG

A few weeks ago I went to a Teacher Development Trust Good CPD Guide Conference.  As part of that conference I was introduced to the Education Endowment Foundation’s Pupil Premium Toolkit.  http://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/toolkit/approaches/  It lists various forms of ‘intervention’ in terms of effectiveness and value for money.  Thus it is is heralded as ‘must have tool’ […]

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A short guide to the new 16+ work experience for SLT

Today the government has issued new guidance for work experience (WEX) in the 16+ curriculum.  Full guidance can be found here. A quick bullet point tour follows:- The advice is non statutory but brings together advice from EFA, Ofsted & HSE Applies to all post 16 providers, academic or vocational  inc those offering supported internships […]

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