Careers Education in Primary school is the conversation we should be having

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.

The Link: personal guidance & addressing the needs of each student

We all know that our benchmarks are going to take a hit this year. This is the inevitable outcome of working with young people remotely during a Pandemic. What we need to do now is spend some time examining how we can ensure that student’s individual needs are addressed for the rest of this year and beyond. In the first part of ‘The Link’, we examine how it’s vital to ensure that we are making the most effective use of the information we are gathering in personal guidance sessions.

It’s not the destination, it’s the journey (apart from this year and probably next)

The American philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson once wrote: “life is a journey, not a destination”, this is unquestionably true and we should always remind our students of this. Too often they are forced to focus on their exam results as the perceived destination, which is quite ironic as for this year and possibly next ‘Destinations’ will matter more than exam results. Is your school ready for what’s to come?

National Careers Week 2021 – Social Media Highlights

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?

Skills and CEIAG are the ladders for which young people need to climb

Earlier today Skills Builder Partnership released the ‘Better Prepared: Essential skills and employment outcomes for young people’ research. The results are timely, hard-hitting and require immediate attention and action from all.

National Apprenticeship Week 2021 – Social Media Highlights

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?

Incorporating all Stakeholders in your Careers Ambassador Plans

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?

Whether they are called Ambassadors or Champions, the role they play is vital

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.