Steering group member, Janet Colledge writes an Open Letter to Robert Halfon MP and educational press sharing her frustrations on the misuse of language surrounding Careers and guidance.
The newest member of our Steering Group, Janet Colledge, has been very busy of late working on the CDI Primary Careers Framework. The recently published frame work can be found on the CDI website here but Janet has also published a recent piece on her blog Outstanding Careers with some fantastic links to further reading on this area. With her permission we have republished her piece below.
The statutory requirement is clear, student’s careers guidance must be impartial and delivered by qualified practitioners. By qualified we know that this is someone who is Level 6 and above. Having a member of staff who’s job is dedicated to the delivery of Personal Guidance is an essential component to any successful Careers programme. Why is it that schools struggle to get this in place?
When the government published their much awaited and anticipated White Paper, the initial response was wholly positive. With the dust settled, the CDI have taken a closer look – did the positivity remain?