The government’s new Careers Strategy, published in December 2017, formalised the expectation that all schools and colleges should have a named Careers Leader in place by September 2018. Schools should also start using the Gatsby Benchmarks to improve careers provision, including offering every young person seven encounters with employers, and they will be expected to publish details of their careers programme from September.
From the Department for Education website, ‘Statutory guidance for schools on providing careers guidance’ document, January 2018:
- From January 2018: Every school should begin using the Gatsby Benchmarks to improve careers provision now, and meet them by the end of 2020.
- From September 2018: Every school should appoint a named person to the role of Careers Leader to lead the careers programme.
We are publishing two new resources this year to help schools and colleges to fulfil the new statutory guidance and provide outstanding careers guidance provision that helps your students make successful transitions to the next stage of their life:
- Indigo – The complete online solution to inspirational careers guidance
- The Careers Leader Handbook: How to create an outstanding careers programme for your school or college
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