Careers IAG Policy Anthony Barnes Careers Education Consultant firstname.lastname@example.org Overview What’s in the policy? What are the prospects for success? IAG Strategy Iain Wright, Minister for 14-19 Reform and Apprenticeships, has taken a personal interest Re-drafting taken place October launch? Education and Skills Act 2008 requires secondary schools and PRUs to provide impartial information and advice which promotes the best interests of pupils and which does not seek to promote the interests of the school over other options requires schools to have regard to guidance issued by the Secretary of State when complying with their careers education and guidance duties Principles of impartial careers education Empower young Encourage Respond to people use of independent, the needs of external sources the individual of help learner Be integrated Careers into all parts of Be the school’s Education comprehensive curriculum must Help young Raise people to aspirations progress Challenge stereotypes Statutory guidance Part A: sets out the actions that head teacher/teachers-in charge should take Part B: sets out the Principles of Impartial Careers Education and includes short outcome focused statements that clarify the Principles and help schools to understand if they have been met Part C: sets out the ‘Key Information’ on KS4 and post-16 learning pathways to which young people require answers if they are to develop the knowledge and understanding that they need to make informed choices Resource pack DVDs for young people and parents/carers Ten careers lessons Model Partnership Agreement Audit tool Checklist for careers co-ordinators Questionnaires for young people and parents/carers Careers Education Framework Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Bill - Clause 35 Clause 35 aims to ensure that schools undertake a proper consideration of apprenticeships as a route and provide appropriate, tailored advice to pupils where it is considered in their best interests Steering key agencies TDA – embedding in subjects (English, history, languages) QCDA developing guidance for April 2010 to help teachers make connections between national curriculum subjects/courses and career-related learning The National College (formerly NCSL) Ofsted – September 2009 inspection schedule Local Authorities – guidance on monitoring due early in 2010 STEM Subject Choice and Careers (Strand 8) A quality framework for exemplar practice in STEM careers materials linked to the national IAG standards Innovative STEM-related careers resources linked to the secondary curriculum A Continuing Professional Development (CPD) resource for teachers Eight new Teachers TV programmes An IAG professionals support pack and CPD events An online STEM-related pack to support the economic wellbeing and financial capability programme of study (November 2009) A work placements, mentors and role model pack. KS2 career-related learning pathfinders (Y6) Raise aspiration, challenge stereotypes, broaden horizons, improve transition into Y7 Bristol, Coventry, Gateshead, Manchester, Plymouth, Reading, York 2009-2010 Discussion How do you rate the Careers IAG policy? Which elements of the policy are most significant for the work of the ETB careers advisory panel? Challenges – within Government Alan Milburn report of ‘Fair Access to the Professions’ Young People’s IAG Team based in Sheffield CPD strategy Future IAG model – dual system or school- based? Public spending Challenges – within schools Response of senior leaders Competing priorities Framework confusion Erosion of CEIAG infrastructure since 2001 Role of the careers co-ordinator (careers leader?) IAG model – design and delivery Personal tutors Every young person to have a personal tutor by 2010 http://www.tda.gov.uk/remodelling/ext endedschools/howtodeliveres/personal_ tutorship.aspx Careers co-ordinators 46% solely responsible for Y7-Y11 62% in post for two years or less 74% qualified teachers 30% have a qualification related to careers education and guidance (CEG) 59% have two hours or less per week for managing CEG Challenges – within the country General election (by May 2010) Public sector spending Conservative Party careers strategy and wider education policies Discussion How do you assess the challenges and risks to the implementation of the policy? What are the implications for the work of the ETB careers advisory panel?
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