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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As a Careers Leader, you can use this revised checklist as an annual review of provision to support your planning for the following year.
This resource has been developed by colleagues in Liverpool City Region Careers Hub to support resource and CPD to Careers Leaders on all elements of BM1
This framework will help career development professionals to quality assure their career development interventions and determine any areas that may require development.
Feel confident that your interpretation of the eight Gatsby Benchmarks aligns with that of other schools across the country by using this handy set of prompt questions.
This newsletter, developed by the team at our Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Hub, includes lots of useful templates and examples to support all areas of Gatsby Benchmark 1.
Use this example to plan out how to collect data, follow the correct procedures, and analyse and report on the destination data itself.
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
Example strategic careers plan from The Link School, Sunderland (AP)
This strategy covers 2021-2024 and was updated January 2021
The strategy outlines the school’s vision for careers and the main aims of careers provision at the school
Detail includes: vision, SWOT analysis strategic objectives and key actions. The School’s Provider Access policy is also included.
Access free online interactive resources, ready-made lessons and work experience opportunities – and build them into your progressive careers programme.
Understand the role of Careers Leader, and the support offered through our Enterprise Adviser Network, by following our roadmaps for success.
Access a free-to-use online platform that hosts all the tools you need to build the eight essential skills as outlined by the Skills Builder.
Follow this progression roadmap from Skills Builder and start building eight essential skills – defined by The Careers & Enterprise Company as ‘employability skills’.