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National Careers Week – My First Job

National Careers Week – My First Job

To celebrate National Careers Week, we’ve asked members of the CASCAID team about their early experiences of work and how those experiences have influenced their careers. Today, it's the turn of our Product Manager, Simon King. "I left school in the mid-80s; when the job situation was dire.  Luckily, my dad was able to get … Continue reading National Careers Week – My First Job

Huge Improvement in Career Guidance Provision

In December 2015 we collected data on career guidance provision from 53 Ofsted School inspection reports that were undertaken using the new School Inspection Handbook.   Here's what we found... The inclusion of the evaluation of careers guidance provision within Ofsted inspections is working This latest version of the handbook is the second to contain specific … Continue reading Huge Improvement in Career Guidance Provision

Students’ career data: Where are they thinking of moving onto?

Destination measures will become a headline performance measure from 2016 Sam Gyimah, Parliamentary Undersecretary of State for Education and Childcare speaking at The Careers Education and Guidance Summit, November 5th.   (The 'quote' above was recorded in the personal notes of a delegate, Mr Gyimah didn't have any slides nor is there a transcript of … Continue reading Students’ career data: Where are they thinking of moving onto?

Career Guidance Failures in Ofsted Annual Report 14/15: Some of the Causes

Yesterday, HMCI Sir Michael Wilshaw published The Annual Report of Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills 2014/15.  Whilst newspaper headlines focused on regional differences in how secondary schools performed, I was looking at the instances of failure in careers guidance contained in the report.  However, if you would like to see some information … Continue reading Career Guidance Failures in Ofsted Annual Report 14/15: Some of the Causes

Young People Aim for the Usual Suspects

Good career guidance is important for social mobility because it helps open pupils' eyes to careers that they may not have considered Gatsby: 'Good Career Guidance' Helping young people discover careers that they won't have heard of before is something that we take very seriously at CASCAID.  When we saw what the most popular 'Areas of … Continue reading Young People Aim for the Usual Suspects

How CASCAID Products Meet and Exceed the Eight Benchmarks in the Gatsby Report

There is no single ‘magic bullet’ in career guidance.   The government is referring to the Gatsby report on ‘Good Career Guidance’ when discussing its intentions towards careers advice and guidance in schools.  This article highlights how using a combination of our products can help meet and exceed the eight benchmarks recommended in the report. … Continue reading How CASCAID Products Meet and Exceed the Eight Benchmarks in the Gatsby Report