Understanding the role of the Careers Leader: A Guide for Secondary Schools

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The guide explains what a Careers Leader is and provides advice to schools on how best to identify someone to fill the role. It includes key principles and suggestions for developing the role, as well as practical case studies of Careers Leaders already working in schools.

In the guide you will find:

What does a Careers Leader do?
Describes activities and key principles for the role.

Responsibilities of a Careers Leader
The leadership, management, coordination and networking requirements.

How should schools organise careers leadership?
Different possible models of seniority and reporting lines.

Identifying and appointing a Careers Leader
Finding an individual and the training and support recommended.

Key milestones and useful resources
Next steps and resources to help.


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