New guidance – Careers guidance and inspiration in schools Statutory guidance for governing bodies, school leaders and school staff


Adventures in Career Development

The Department for Education has just released a new version of the statutory guidance for career guidance and inspiration.

Careers guidance and inspiration in schools: Statutory guidance for governing bodies, school leaders and school staff

The new version of the guidance replaces the previous one and seems to have been strengthened in a number of important ways. One of the most important additions is a far stronger section on quality.
In developing careers provision for pupils, there are currently three aspects of quality assurance that schools should take into consideration:
  • The quality of the school careers programme. The Government recommends that all schools should work towards a quality award for careers education, information, advice and guidance as an effective means of carrying out a self-review and evaluation of the school’s programme. The national validation, the Quality in Careers Standard, will assist schools to determine an appropriate quality award to pursue…

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