Countdown to April 2012. Ensuring all students get quality careers education and guidance. Continued Provision of Careers Education
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Countdown to April 2012
Ensuring all students get quality careers education and guidance
Continued Provision of Careers Education
Continue to deliver Education Act 1997 (EA 1997) section 43 duty i.e. provide all registered pupils with a programme of careers education and guidance (CEG) during the relevant phase of their education
Have regard to the latest statutory guidance regarding the Education Act 1997
Brief governors on the continued requirement to deliver careers education
Ensure a member of the Senior Leadership Team has responsibility for CEG and appoint a link governor to take responsibility for CEG
Work towards achieving or maintaining a CEG quality award
Ensure a CEG policy statement has been written and published and that it is reviewed annually
Identify workforce development needs of staff working in the CEG programme (e.g. tutors, newly appointed staff etc.)
Assess how current careers education activity can be integrated into planning for new careers guidance duties described in the Education Bill 2011
Allocate responsibility for preparing the school to deliver new duties to a member of the Senior Leadership Team and/or the school Bursar
Have regard to latest advice and guidance
Discuss with local authority the range and purpose of LA targeted support services that are being delivered/designed for pre NEET, NEET and vulnerable young people
Discuss with local authority options for commissioning impartial careers guidance working in partnership/consortia with other schools and LAs
Look for appropriate quality assurance/kite marking of careers guidance services when considering commissioning options
Begin appropriate planning e.g. budgeting, tendering, contract letting etc. based on the model of delivery that will be adopted
Consult employers, parents, students and other relevant stakeholders to help shape the planning and specification of careers guidance
Explore the cost benefits with LA of aligning resources to deliver coordinated careers support
Tracking progression and achievement of pupils and monitoring impact of careers guidance
Governors test whether careers information is available to learners and assess whether it is playing an effective role in their progression in learning
School senior leadership teams monitor how effectively students and their parents/carers are informed about the programme of careers guidance they can expect to receive
Monitor the development of the DfE Key Stage 4 and 5 Destination Measures Project
Enter into discussion with the local authority to understand the new NEET reporting arrangements as prescribed by the Management Information Requirement Client Caseload Information System (CCIS)
Ensure accurate pupil destination data is maintained on schools system and transferred to the Local Authority
School senior leadership team to plan how they will provide information about leavers’ destinations statistics to their governing body
Before purchasing any products or services for CEG, consider:
What your students really need in terms of careers experiences, careers information, access to individual guidance, careers education lessons etc
What you already have that works fine?
What your learners or parents want and value?
What you could get for free, or economically from websites or professional organisations, or by working in partnership with others e.g. other schools, to share costs.
As a minimum, students will need:
Access to individual careers guidance
Up to date, comprehensive and impartial careers information
Modern Careers Education activities
Ten Top Tips
Trust your instinct
Is the organisation experienced in CEG delivery?
Communication is key who is the main contact and what about back up?
Look closely at costs – maximise your budget for agreed outcomes
When considering careers education and information resources buy on recommendation
Be really specific about what it is you want the provider to do and achieve including timescales.
What quality measures will you use ?
What processes are in place if things go wrong?
Ask about data protection and what systems the organisation uses
Be prepared to interview prospective providers