Getting Careers Advice Up to Speed

New guidance from the government is requiring school leadership and governors to be more active in supporting students with career advice and preparation. Glenys Hart’s analysis examines what needs to be covered in order to meet the new targets.

It may be true that careers advice can’t keep up with the jobs revolution, but the statutory guidance for governing bodies, school leaders and school staff published in March 2015 and updated in October 2018 indicates that schools are required to do just that. With a long list of nearly twenty requirements stating that schools must inspire young people, build strong connections with employers, be aware of the Careers and Enterprise company and the National Careers Service, help pupils to access information on the full range of education and training options and engage with local learning providers, a high demand is being made from schools.

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