It can often seem that there is a never ending focus on Secondary education issues or achievements. If we viewed our school stages as a family, it could be argued that there is an inverse middle child syndrome at play; With Primary, Further and Higher education siblings looking at Secondary schools as the child that gets all the attention while they’re skills, talents and achievements are largely ignored. Here we examine how recently released reports allow us to switch the focus slightly and once again talk about the importance of Careers education or work related learning needs to start at the Primary level, particularly for disadvantaged young people.
In the first in what will be regularly featured content, we’re showcasing work that has been sent over to us from the Careers Leader community. The first resource comes from Vickie Smith and Eleanor Corcoran from Harris Academy St John’s Wood. If you have something to share, we would love to hear from you. Please contact us through the ‘Contact Us’ page or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Ensuring young people have the clearest idea of what employment opportunities are available on their doorstep is an essential aspect of effective Careers provision. Taking the time to understand the main business sectors in your area can pay dividends in the long run.
Following on from our #NAW2021 highlights page, we thought it would be nice to provide a space to highlight some of the amazing activities taking place this week for National Careers Week 2021. As always, #NCW2021 will be a storming success. Does your school or college feature?
Since we launched just over a month ago, we’ve shared lots ideas covering a range of areas; Careers Ambassadors, potential NEET students and Careers intervention tracking, to name but a few. We know that these are important elements of your provision and we will continue to share what we know to be important. This is a network designed to support your work but we’re calving out space to celebrate your work as well.
We all know that reaching every student is something that can be very challenging. Ensuring that all students have a destination post-16 or 18 is one of the real tangible accountability measures that a Careers Leader/School has. Everyone aims for a zero NEET figure but not everyone is able to achieve it.
We thought it would be nice to provide a space to highlight some of the amazing activities taking place this week. Considering the extremely difficult circumstances that schools and colleges are facing, #NAW2021 has been a storming success. Does your school or college feature?
Being a Careers Leader may be your role but leading careers is everyone’s responsibility. How can you expand the Careers Ambassador function to incorporate key stakeholders to make truly inclusive?
In this first of our two part series on ambassadors or champions, we discuss the vital role curriculum area advocates have in any school or college Careers programme. Here we discuss how you can bring colleagues on board and help them embed your Careers programme into every facet of school life.
Finding a way of recording, tracking and reporting Careers interventions is something that a school can spend the majority of the annual budget in. We’ve put together a handy guide on how you can do it for free.