Tag: ofsted

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

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

Update from the CDI Conference 2013

Earlier this month I attended the first Careers Development Institute (CDI) Annual Conference in Stratford-upon-Avon. The CDI was formed earlier this year as an amalgamation of industries bodies including the ICG (Institute of Careers Guidance). Just under 200 delegates attended representing guidance services providers, local authorities, schools, colleges, universities, training providers and many more. A … Continue reading Update from the CDI Conference 2013

Gender stereotyping and careers advice

Recently, Ofsted published a new report: Girls’ Career Aspirations. The report explores girls' views on careers and whether they are still influenced by perceived gender stereotypes when choosing a career. While the research, which formed the basis of the report, covered a relatively small number of schools (16 primary and 25 secondary), the findings are … Continue reading Gender stereotyping and careers advice