• Teachers shouldn't have to be careers advisers

    While teachers have an important role to play in inspiring pupils’ future careers, it’s wrongheaded to claim they should replace trained careers advisers, argues Denise Bertuchi In a column last week, Schools Week’s contributing editor Laura McInerney argued that teachers are the best careers advisers. While it’s true that many pupils find teachers a good

    5.00 May. 18th, 2018 | Opinion

  • Doing great on Gatsby: What schools need to do to meet the eight careers benchmarks

    The Careers & Enterprise Company published its first official implementation plan this week, but what does it mean for schools? Samantha King reports. From September, schools will be required by law to publish details of their careers programmes, as well as having a named “careers leader” in place to oversee it all. By the end

    7.00 Apr. 15th, 2018 | Feature

  • Careers and Enterprise Company doubles down on employer-mentor diversity

    The Careers and Enterprise Company is taking a second shot at recruiting a more diverse range of employer-mentors for young people, after its first attempt left many industries “still significantly underrepresented”. Its #UnexpectedMentor campaign launched in October 2017, to attract a new set of employer-mentors who represented the whole population. But despite investing £4 million

    7.00 Jan. 20th, 2018 | News

  • New 'careers leader' apprenticeship for school staff proposed

    Middle leaders in schools could be trained to deliver careers advice through a proposed new apprenticeship. The teacher training charity Teach First has called for an “apprenticeship qualification” to give every school “a trained careers middle leader”. The role would involve developing and leading a “whole school strategy for careers and employability”, and the proposal

    16.57 Aug. 16th, 2017 | News

  • Greening becomes third government minister to launch 'careers strategy'

    Justine Greening has become the third government minister to announce a long-awaited “careers strategy”, two years after it was first mooted by government. The careers strategy will be launched “in the Autumn”, the education secretary told a conference on social mobility held by the Sutton Trust this morning. Such a strategy was first proposed by

    11.13 Jul. 12th, 2017 | News

  • Poor careers advice due to spending decisions by school leaders, skills minister claims

    The skills and apprenticeships minster has warned there is “clearly something wrong” with schools where “not enough” good careers advice is delivered as he launched the government’s ‘comprehensive careers strategy’. But Robert Halfon dismissed that funding was the sole issue, claiming instead it was due to the way a “school chooses to spend” their money.

    14.15 Jan. 30th, 2017 | News

  • No website can replace good careers guidance

    Careers education and guidance is more than just providing information about jobs says Janet Downs. It cannot be offloaded to employers or delegated to website and phone lines. The quality of careers education and guidance (CEG) has plummeted since the days of the Technical and Vocational Educational Initiative (TVEI), which did much to improve the

    5.00 Jan. 30th, 2017 | Opinion