“It is possible for any type of school to provide very effective careers guidance.” Ofsted

“It is possible for any type of school to provide very effective careers guidance.” Ofsted

Following the release of Ofsted’s thematic review of careers guidance, ‘Going in the right direction?’, the media, guidance professionals and educational representative bodies have been heavily critical of school’s ability to provide their students with access to the right guidance to help them plan their future. What hasn’t been championed as highly is the fact … Continue reading “It is possible for any type of school to provide very effective careers guidance.” Ofsted

The Queensferry Crossing – a path to success!

The Queensferry Crossing – a path to success!

There are numerous amazing construction and engineering projects being undertaken throughout the UK during 2017 and many more planned for the coming years. I have already written an article highlighting the employment benefits of the HS2 and Crossrail projects in terms of job creation and regional skills uptraining (see link below). These engineering/construction projects are … Continue reading The Queensferry Crossing – a path to success!

The best value for money for your careers resources

The best value for money for your careers resources

Last week, a member of the CASCAID team was speaking with one of our long-standing customers to ensure the best value is being received from our solutions and services. The customer in question subscribed to our standard Kudos package along with our 16+ module, which gives access to LMI, live apprenticeships information, post-16 courses available … Continue reading The best value for money for your careers resources

Has there been a lack of young people training for STEM careers?

Has there been a lack of young people training for STEM careers?

STEM careers have been in the news recently, and this is because more businesses are now asking for training in the areas where they feel skills are short and STEM are seen to be part of this. Sean Coughlan BBC’s Education Correspondent stated that, ‘Vocational skills and technical education have been longstanding weaknesses in England's … Continue reading Has there been a lack of young people training for STEM careers?

17 top tips to help maximise your Kudos subscription

17 top tips to help maximise your Kudos subscription

Easy to navigate and intuitive to use, Kudos, the UK’s most popular, impartial careers guidance program, is designed to seamlessly embed itself within your career guidance activity. This is great news for teachers and careers advisers who can rely on the breadth of up-to-date information Kudos offers as well as the wide range of free classroom resources. Register … Continue reading 17 top tips to help maximise your Kudos subscription

You may, or may not have heard of Progress 8 and/or Attainment 8? But what are they?

You may, or may not have heard of Progress 8 and/or Attainment 8? But what are they?

Progress 8 and Attainment 8 combine to form part of a new secondary school accountability system, which was introduced in 2016. A school accountability system is way of measuring how well a school is performing, and then comparing this measure, or score, to other similar schools. The new secondary school accountability measures will be based … Continue reading You may, or may not have heard of Progress 8 and/or Attainment 8? But what are they?