Statutory Careers Guidance at Secondary Schools
All secondary education providers in England have a statutory duty to provide monitored, independent and impartial careers guidance for those students in school year 8 through year 13 which is subject to Ofsted examination.
You know that. You need to tick that box.
And box tickers are welcome here at The Job Junction. However we’re quietly confident that it’s only a matter of time before you recognise that The Job Junction will help you achieve so much more.
here’s been significant changes to careers education over recent years, underpinned by the Government’s Inspiration Vision (BIS and DfE September 2013) and further strengthened recently by statutory careers guidance and inspiration in schools advice in schools (March 2015).
Nicky Morgan MP, Secretary of State for Education, has announced that there is to be a focus on character education where lessons in building pupils’ “character” will be put on par with academic subjects. This is as a result of concerns from business and industry leaders that far too many young people leave education without the necessary qualities and skills needed to compete and contribute to society.
Schools and Employers
There is now a greater focus on the need for schools and employers to work together to give every pupil more real life contact with the world of work, to help them understand where different career choices can take them in the future.
The Job Junction is a whole school initiative which provides a clear framework, detailing an advanced careers guidance strategy linked to pupil outcomes.
Your Careers Guidance Strategy –
Your strategy should encompass inspirational, aspirational and motivational elements to facilitate broadening pupils’ horizons, challenging stereotyping in the advice and guidance, building links with business & industry and developing transferable skills and attributes which underpin educational and employment success.
The Job Junction is your complete, proven, easy to implement careers guidance strategy and delivery mechanic.
You see, it’s so much more than just a box ticked…
The Government has committed to deliver 3 million apprenticeships by 2020. Furthermore it has announced plans to protect the term apprenticeships in law through an enterprise bill thus confirming that they are a valid education and career route since business and industry recognise their value.