CAREER BENCHMARKS PILOT MARK TAIT SCHOOLS NE. A bit of NE context.. Rates of youth unemployment and progression Schools CEIAG responsibility without

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  • CAREER BENCHMARKS PILOT MARK TAIT SCHOOLS NE
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  • A bit of NE context.. Rates of youth unemployment and progression Schools CEIAG responsibility without resources University and Business activity available Coordination and difficult access creates gaps Lack of school flexibility Impact can be one-off HE and employment landscape changing - do schools understand? Peer and community influence can stifle aspiration CEIAG begins after GCSE choices made. SMEs represent many employers but can't resource activity Funding for dedicated staff in schools? Quality and depth of destination data? Student credit for employer engagement work? Business links to students/parents difficult
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  • Research says .. Ofsted 2013 - Employers, schools and colleges must do more in partnership together. DfE 2014 - employers a voice in the classroom Lord Young 2014 - A new national volunteer network of Enterprise Advisers, coordinated by the LEPs, to work closely with school heads National Careers Council 2014 - no national system for young people to access careers advice Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission, 2014 - identify career goals early and provide excellent careers advice
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  • And finally, actions proposed Good Career Guidance, The Gatsby Charitable Foundation 2014, Sir John Holman 8 Benchmarks 1.A stable careers programme 2.Learning from career and labour market information 3.Addressing the needs of each pupil 4.Linking curriculum learning to careers 5.Encounters with employers and employees 6.Experiences of workplaces 7.Encounters with further and higher education 8.Personal guidance
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  • The pilot. Build capacity to support delivery of the benchmarks Test the impact of the benchmarks on student outcomes over 2 years and beyond Identify barriers to delivering the benchmarks and help to remove them Create a sustainable model that can be replicated in other parts of the country
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  • The pilot.. Based in the NELEP area Up to 14 schools and 2 FE colleges Significant funding from the Gatsby Foundation and NELEP Built from existing planning Facilitator role Research evaluation
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  • The partners. The Gatsby Charitable Foundation Schools NE NELEP
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  • Other key organisations. NECC Raising Aspirations Partnership DigitalMe National Careers Service OCR Whole Education
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  • To succeed Facilitate schools and colleges to reach beyond their resources to deliver broader, deeper CEAIG Keep the good things and fill the gaps Avoid duplication and share the most effective activities Engage advantages of scale Use the expertise and relationships of key partners Build sustainable capacity Not competition but collaboration
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  • Next steps . Recruit Facilitator Schools & colleges Organisations & businesses Start in September 2015