The Careers Defender is really keen to share with you what others think of what she does. If you would like to leave feedback, please email comments to mail@outstandingcareers.co.uk


Feedback received from Linking Careers to the Curriculum Event at Central Careers Hub. Dec 2016

Please pass on my thanks to Janet – I know how important it is to have feedback on these sessions – she did a great job.   The session was well-presented, well-researched and delivered in a way that was relevant to her audience.

Careers Adviser

London Borough of Tower Hamlets Careers Service

Janet worked with us on a programme of Employability programme for Y13 students.  It was carefully devised and expertly delivered as she has a great rapport with young people and paced each session well with a good variety of activities and anecdotes.  Throughout the sessions she was always flexible in her approach and reassuring.  I am looking forward to working with her again soon.

michelle stewart

A big thank you for all of this (report & information) and the valuable input you gave us on Friday afternoon. I feel so much more confident in this area now and in such a short time.

The additional information you have sent through to me including the subject examples is excellent. I will let you have the feedback and give your information to others as appropriate for a very good consultant as well as using you ourselves of course!.

Thought she was a great speaker; passionate and knowledgeable. Liked it all

Interesting in the light it (The workshop) shed on how ‘careers’ have impact on other aspects of a student’s experience.

Thank you very much for your presentations yesterday. It was really great having a practical perspective and for it to be delivered with enthusiasm and humour.

Can I say how impressed I was with the presentation and it gave me loads of ideas.

Delegates from Aimhigher partner schools, colleges and universities commented
most frequently that your keynote ‘was particularly useful in enhancing their
understanding of CEIAG’. Thank you.

My biggest worry when I took on the responsibility of Careers and IAG at our Academy, only a few weeks ago at the start of May, was how to monitor its effectiveness and how to use any data.  Your presentation more than addressed this and I now realise that something that seemed very scary initially is actually quite straightforward and can also be a powerful tool to motivate both staff and students.


From the feedback on the day, the delegates were extremely impressed by your session and many highlighted it as extremely valuable to them.

‘Janet’s session about evaluation and monitoring was informative and digestible. One of the most useful sessions of the day.’

Feedback received after delivering a keynote speach. Evidencing Success Through Destination Data given 18th June 2014

Thanks for your help via twitter, email and the London Conference. The Newcastle CEIAG group have all benefitted from your up to date news and your presentations, kindly shared. We hope to work with you in the future.

Sue Taylor
CEIAG Manager

I thought your Careers Defender summary on the statutory requirements for 2014-15 was absolutely brilliant. We are planning our mailshots for the coming month & we’d love to send out a version of this in our Push Talks newsletter to our entire list of school contacts (from Year 11 – 13/Sixth Form).

It was a pleasure to meet you yesterday.  I am now following you on twitter.


Thanks again for your input to yesterday’s Conference.  It was inspiring and extremely useful.

I thoroughly enjoyed your presentations and will definitely link into your blog / website. I enjoyed your comments, made loads of notes and would certainly like to keep in touch.


You are extremely knowledgeable and able to answer all questions from a personal experience, other schools and Ofsted perspective.

  • The service was tailored to meet the needs of the school which was great.
  • Your enthusiasm was tangible and the provision evaluation grid you provided will be very useful.
  • The report provides well structured, concise and clear evaluation of current provision and recommendations for improvement.

Hugely valuable talks from @johntomsett and @careersdefender at #LabourTM. Glad I came!

Thanks Janet! I am sure I will. Have subscribed to your Paper.li; really useful info.

No probs. Governors were impressed today with my up to date knowledge of EEF findings on PP use! 😉 Thanks again.

Discovered your blog via LinkedIn. It’s great and I will be catching up as well as following new posts.

Dr Simon Davey Programme Leader ESIP


Thank you, thank you, thank you SO much for helping me so much today. It means so much that you always help me even though you are not obliged to. ^_^ What Janet told me helped a lot too~ I finally have an audacious goal! I love ESIP a lot. I wish I could’ve thanked her

ESIP Pupil

Janet is a hard-working individual, with an exceptionally keen sense of detail. In the many instances that I have worked with her, Janet has proven herself to be focused, diligent, knowledgeable, and innovative.  Never one to shy away from hard work, her efforts have made significant improvements in her field. My time with Janet yielded many positive results, and I have no problems recommending her for any future work.

Janet is a rare find; her enthusiasm and continued belief in quality careers delivery for young people at a time of increasing cuts to local services is infectious.  Positive , experienced, knowledgeable , Janet is a pleasure to be around and work with.

An experienced practitioner who brings considerable expertise to the role and has established strong working links with a range of external partners.

In response to the Career Defender blog http://careersedforall.co.uk/?p=19: stands and applauds! Not your ‘grammar school’ suspicious mind at all!

Pinterest boards looking great – really clear and easy to access. Thanks


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