Meeting Ofsted and the Gatsby Benchmarks
C+K careers advisers are fully equipped to support schools in preparing for, and delivering, the CEIAG aspects of the new Ofsted framework. In particular they are able to advise what needs to be evaluated, monitored and measured and how it links to the new reporting areas.
Personal Development is the main area where CEIAG sits and our advisers will support partner schools to ensure they are:
- providing an effective careers programme in line with the government’s statutory guidance on careers advice that offers pupils:
- unbiased careers advice
- experience of work, and
- contact with employers
- to encourage pupils to aspire, make good choices and understand what they need to do to reach and succeed in the careers to which they aspire
- supporting readiness for the next phase of education, training or employment so that pupils are equipped to make the transition successfully
“Inspectors will use a range of evidence to evaluate personal development, including the quality of careers information, education, advice and guidance, and how well it benefits pupils in choosing and deciding on their next step”
There is direct mention of ‘Careers in two of the four judgements - ‘Good’ and ‘Inadequate’:
“Secondary schools prepare pupils for future success in education, employment or training. They use the Gatsby Benchmarks to develop and improve their careers provision and enable a range of education and training providers to speak to pupils in Years 8 to 13. All pupils receive unbiased information about potential next steps and high-quality careers guidance. The school provides good quality, meaningful opportunities for pupils to encounter the world of work.”
“The school does not ensure that pupils get access to unbiased information about potential next steps, high-quality careers guidance and opportunities for encounters with the world of work.”
Quality of Education looks at the curriculum and its fitness for purpose focusing on the knowledge and skills pupils acquire. The careers education programme needs to be tailored to suit the needs of the pupils attending the school and the area they live in. The rationale and intent behind what is included/omitted should be clear. Inspectors will consider the outcomes that pupils achieve as a result of the education they have received.
For more information on how we can deliver personalised careers services in your school or college please contact Joel Robinson on 01484 242000 or email us using the details below.