The Careers Leader needs to be someone who can:
- Take responsibility for continuous improvement of the strategic careers plan and the progressive careers programme, which should be planned and implemented to ensure positive outcomes for young people
- Coordinate and manage the various elements of the careers programme informed by a strategic careers plan aligned to school, special school or college priorities
- Liaise with external partners, such as employers, learning providers and career guidance services
- Pay careful attention to feedback from all stakeholders and to the destinations of pupils
Developed with you in mind, we’ve made it easy to quickly find the trusted, high quality resources you need to make a difference. We’ve identified, and regularly update, key resources that can directly support you as you plan, implement and measure the impact of your strategic careers plan and progressive careers programme and as you work towards achieving the Gatsby Benchmarks.
Careers Leader resources
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Created by the London team this resource supports thinking around virtual experiences of the workplace for schools and businesses
This framework will help career development professionals to quality assure their career development interventions and determine any areas that may require development.
This resource, developed by the Black Country Skills Factory, helps Careers Leaders identify whether or not careers are embedded within curriculum subject areas.
This is a visual representation of a careers journey at Ousedale School from Year 7- Year 13
This resource accompanies BM 4 Masterclass and supports Career Leaders and Enterprise Advisers to embed careers across the curriculum via 3 approaches. The resource breaks down each of the approaches and includes supporting resource of audit tools and checklists
Developed by the team at Inspiring Worcestershire this resource aims to support the element of challenging stereotypes within a SEND setting. The resource includes a student activity and teacher guide.
Developed by the team in Swindon and Wiltshire Careers Hub, this resource supports Careers Leaders with approaches to feedback and effective evaluation of their careers programme. There is a longer guide for Careers Leader available along with a shorter quick reference version
Develop your own strategic action plan by using this excellent example as a guide – written by the Careers Lead at Walker Riverside Academy.
Use this powerful app to equip students with everything they need to create their CV and start sharing it with some of the UK’s most exciting employers.
Use this presentation to help secondary school governors understand their role and responsibilities – and encourage them to engage with our accompanying governor guidance.
To support Careers Leaders with impact evaluation, we have created a guidance document on ‘How to write your own survey questions’.
Learn about the design, process and implementation of The Doncaster Innovation Challenge – an inter-school competition aimed at meeting Gatsby Benchmarks 4 and 5.