Governors

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Careers guidance and access for education and training providers: published July 2021

In this resource you can find the link to the newly published Statutory Guidance released July 2021 and the CEC at a glance guide to the guidance for schools and college leaders.

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Governors: Careers Awareness

FREE online learning module

The aim of this module is to equip Governors with the knowledge needed to provide appropriate support and challenge, to ensure that all students receive high quality careers education.

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Information
Providing an effective careers programme: the role of governing boards

This guide for governing boards in the secondary phase explains how your board can meet its statutory duties relating to careers guidance and was produced in collaboration with The National Governance Association

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Careers Education: A Guide for college governors

This guide helps Governors to support Careers Leaders around the Careers Strategy highlighting priority areas to maximise the impact of careers and the support and resources available.

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Careers Education: A Guide for secondary school governors

This guide helps Governors to support Careers Leaders around the Careers Strategy highlighting priority areas to maximise the impact of careers and the support and resources available

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Ofsted - Education Inspection Framework Guide

This guide is for school leaders and careers leaders to support preparation for the Education Inspection Framework (2019).  The guide also provides Enterprise Advisers and Governors with key questions to support strategic careers planning

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Employers
Careers Link Governor - Role Description

This resource is an example job description for the role of Carers Link Governor, provided by colleagues at Preston College.

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Audio
Webinars to support Strategic Governance in Colleges

Strategic Governance: Developing a whole college approach to careers education. This resource includes webinars and supporting documents.

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Evaluation and measurement
Careers Governor Toolkit – D2N2 LEP

Enable, support and make a difference. This resource for Careers Governors has been designed to enable Careers Governors to understand and be effective in their roles, bring distant Careers Governors closer to careers in school and ensure they can make a positive impact on careers in its entirety.

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Register for our Governor Digest 

Destination data procedure – Shuttleworth College

Use this example to plan out how to collect data, follow the correct procedures, and analyse and report on the destination data itself.

  • Careers Leader
  • Governor
  • Trust
  • BM3: Addressing the needs of each pupil
  • Destinations data
  • BM1: A stable Careers Programme
  • Evaluation of careers programme
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Evaluation/impact measurement tool
  • Information booklets/sheets
  • SEND

Evaluation Guide for Careers Activities and Programmes

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

  • Careers Leader
  • Further Education provider
  • Governor
  • Training Provider
  • Trust
  • Volunteer
  • Free
  • BM1: A stable Careers Programme
  • Evaluation of careers programme
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Evaluation/impact measurement tool
  • Template
  • SEND

Gatsby Benchmark toolkit – SEND

If you are working to deliver the Gatsby Benchmarks for young people with SEND – in any setting – you will find lots of practical help in this toolkit.

  • Careers Leader
  • Further Education provider
  • Governor
  • Training Provider
  • Trust
  • Free
  • BM1: A stable Careers Programme
  • BM2: Learning from Career and Labour Market Information
  • BM3: Addressing the needs of each pupil
  • BM4: Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • BM5: Encounters with Employers and Employees
  • BM6: Experiences of the workplace
  • BM7: Encounters with Further and Higher Education
  • BM8: Personal Guidance
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Guidance
  • SEND

Governor slide deck

Use this presentation to help secondary school governors understand their role and responsibilities – and encourage them to engage with our accompanying governor guidance.

  • Careers Leader
  • Governor
  • Free
  • BM1: A stable Careers Programme
  • Staff training
  • Careers Programme
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Guidance
  • Information booklets/sheets
  • Presentations
  • Template

Into Games

Look through over 100 careers in the games industry, with information on educational routes, links to further learning and interviews with professional staff.

  • Employer
  • Governor
  • Parent / Carer
  • BM5: Encounters with Employers and Employees
  • BM2: Learning from Career and Labour Market Information
  • BM4: Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • BM7: Encounters with Further and Higher Education
  • Audio
  • Videos
  • Virtual

Key Facts About Independent Training Providers - 2021

The Key Stats 2021 publication contains a useful and informative overview of the Independent Training Provider sector and has been provided by the Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP)

  • Careers Leader
  • Cornerstone Employer
  • Delivery Provider
  • Education Leader
  • Employer
  • Further Education provider
  • Governor
  • Parent / Carer
  • Training Provider
  • Trust
  • Volunteer
  • Free
  • BM1: A stable Careers Programme
  • BM7: Encounters with Further and Higher Education
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Employer engagement
  • Guidance
  • Research
  • Information booklets/sheets
  • SEND

Parental Guidance

Share this resource with the parents in your school, special school or college to provide them with useful advice on the options available to their child.

  • Careers Leader
  • Governor
  • Free
  • BM1: A stable Careers Programme
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Parent engagement
  • Information booklets/sheets

Soham Village College careers website

Looking for valuable careers information that’s targeted at students, parents, staff and employers too? This handy website will help.

  • Careers Leader
  • Further Education provider
  • Governor
  • Training Provider
  • Free
  • BM1: A stable Careers Programme
  • Careers Programme
  • BM7: Encounters with Further and Higher Education
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Employer engagement
  • Parent engagement
  • Information booklets/sheets

The Careers Podcast

How do you find a job you’ll love? What will it take to land that dream role? How do you discover what your dream job is?

The Careers Podcast interviews people doing all kinds of different jobs, finding out what they do, what they love about it and how they got to where they are now.  

  • Careers Leader
  • Education Leader
  • Further Education provider
  • Governor
  • Parent / Carer
  • Training Provider
  • Free
  • BM2: Learning from Career and Labour Market Information
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • SEND

The ERIC App

A new *completely free* career app for students and schools that gives personalised career advice about the 16 creative industries within seconds.

Age group it's available for: 16+ (will be available for 13+ later this year).

Cost: FREE to download for all young people, teachers, career advisors & other school contacts.
 

  • Careers Leader
  • Education Leader
  • Further Education provider
  • Governor
  • Training Provider
  • Free
  • BM2: Learning from Career and Labour Market Information
  • BM3: Addressing the needs of each pupil
  • BM4: Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • BM8: Personal Guidance
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Audio
  • Employer engagement
  • Guidance
  • Research
  • Evaluation/impact measurement tool
  • Videos
  • Virtual