The Government has been making changes to legislation to ensure that schools comply with the statutory guidance for careers and especially the Baker Clause which is a legal requirement for all secondary schools to ensure that ALL pupils learn about ALL routes including apprenticeships, school leaver programmes, jobs with training and HE as well as university.
In addition, changes to the Ofsted inspection framework have been tightened to ensure that all schools meet the Baker Clause and deliver good careers education and guidance.
These measures are tightening as are the penalties for not meeting them. However, the bottom line for most teachers is that we want to do what is best for our students. So I refer you back to the research.
Good quality careers education information and guidance results in better long term destinations, higher earnings and job satisfaction