Tag Archives | Work Experience

BIS & Education Sub Committee report into CEIAG – A schools’ perspective

At a minute past midnight, sad creature that I am, I sat bleary eyed at my computer reading the long awaited report into CEIAG from the BIS & Education Committees sub committee.  There is a real mix of stuff in there, some of it good, some of it not so good, some of it likely […]

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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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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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What small thing can you do to preserve social mobility in schools?

  Today I gave a presentation, Social Mobility needs Careers Learning,  to the Labour Teachers Teachmeet on the fringes of the party conference in Brighton.  My topic was “The Government’s attack on careers advice and guidance to 11-19 year old will lead to a more divisive society and lack of social mobility. We need to […]

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