Schools to be warned by DfE over Baker Clause compliance

The government is targeting schools that have yet to publish information on how they ensure training providers are able to talk to their pupils about vocational options, including Apprenticeships.

It comes as the Department for Education (DfE) launches a new campaign, targeting parents and students, promoting the benefits of Apprenticeship routes.

Schools have a legal duty to allow vocational providers to talk to students about the different pathways available to them.

Known as the Baker Clause, this duty was enacted in January 2017 and stipulates that schools must invite a wide range of education and training providers in to help young people choose the right career path for them.

The DfE has said it will write to the largest academy trusts and to local authorities, specifically targeting schools that have not published information online about how they work with vocational providers to ensure their students are fully informed about their careers options.

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