Further education

A menu of careers education ideas for schools

3 July 2019

Schools must meet the Gatsby Benchmarks by the end of 2020. Rosie Beach and Glenys Hart offer a menu of strategies and activities to help you fulfil your statutory careers advice duties



Character education: Raising aspirations

3 October 2018

We cannot force aspiration onto students. This year in SecEd, Matt Bawden will be looking at how we can encourage aspiration naturally, and the role that character education can play


Careers education: Going above and beyond

26 September 2018

The Greenwood Academies Trust has implemented a programme of careers education and inspiration that goes above and beyond the statutory requirements. Sian Gresswell explains


Getting careers advice right

9 May 2018

Using the Careers Strategy and the Gatsby Benchmarks as a starting point, Thomas Keble School has developed a wealth of careers education activities to support their students. Joyce Rendell explains


Making new T levels a success

2 May 2018

With the introduction of T levels, the government has signalled one of the biggest shake-ups in the English qualifications system for years. Dr Claudia Sumner looks at the evidence of how schools and colleges can work with employers to provide students with effective practical experience – a key ...


Championing Apprenticeships in your school

25 April 2018

How can schools support and promote Apprenticeships as a viable route for students? Apprenticeship Champion of the Year, Sarah Barley, offers her advice and tips


Careers and the curriculum

7 February 2018

The government has published its long-awaited careers strategy and updated statutory guidance. Drawing on his work with the Unlocking Talent & Potential initiative, Gerard Liston looks at strategies to help us meet the new requirements



Careers advice: Reflecting on the challenges we face

21 June 2017

The challenges facing careers advice are well documented. Andy Gardner looks at the main problems and considers how we might be able to provide all pupils with effective information, advice and guidance


An update from the Careers & Enterprise Company

30 November 2016

?The government has funded the creation of the Careers & Enterprise Company in a bid to answer that age-old careers question – just how can we bring education and employers together effectively. We invited CEO Claudia Harris to update us on their work so far


Closer ties with further education

15 June 2016

A Skills and Education Group has been launched to bring schools and colleges closer together. Paul Eeles says that we must find common ground to provide the best possible post-16 pathways


Engaging with students at risk of becoming NEET

27 April 2016

How can schools inspire key stage 4 students who can’t see the value of going to school or getting good grades – and who risk becoming NEET? Dr Susie Bamford outlines some successful strategies


Fostering aspirations for all students

13 April 2016

It is not a lack of aspiration in working class families that prevents their children from achieving, but a lack of knowledge and access. Karen Sullivan explains


Staying on to 18 – how is your school preparing?

9 May 2013

The raising of the participation age has not attracted wide attention but will be among the most challenging changes for many schools. Headteacher Pamela Massett explains how her school is preparing.

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