Strategic Planning Guidance Document

The Strategic Careers Plan, first conceptualised by Teach First in 2017, will be your ‘manual’ for how to achieve your strategic objectives. It will include timeframes, responsibilities, and evaluation plans. It will contain all the information needed to lead improvements in careers provision so that if you as Careers Leader were to leave, it could form a comprehensive handover document for any successor.

This format follows the Teach First Strategic Careers Plan concept and includes:

  • Vision
  • Current state
  • Key strategic objectives (student-centred and measurable)
  • Action plan to achieve objectives’


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