Good careers education, information, advice and guidance supports school and college aims and outcomes.
Careers programmes need to be planned and co-ordinated. My extensive experience of supporting schools, colleges and higher education will assist you to develop a customised programme for your organisation and staff. By discussing your needs, I can, for example:
help you to audit, plan and develop a careers education curriculum from key stage 2 to 5;
recommend or produce resources that suit the needs of your students, or assist in training e.g. for The Real Game series and for all ages and stages;
train and support staff e.g. in delivering the programme or focusing on a specific group need
deliver groupwork e.g. Oxbridge preparation or studying abroad;
deliver 1-1 guidance for any age group, using tools such as your own program or Morrisby online;
evaluate provision or advise on an evaluation schedule.
Best practice is recognised through career accreditation frameworks which are now recommended in 2018 statutory guidance. I co-wrote and currently support and assess schools with Career Mark which is one of one of 11 Licensed Awarding Bodies for Quality in Careers . If you would like to understand what it means to work towards a quality award and prepare for assessment, do get in touch.
I deliver 'best practice': this is evidenced by the careers department that I led in a college achieving 'outstanding' in two inspections whilst employed there, and my achievement of a national award (see p59) for innovation and outstanding provision in careers education and guidance.
A free careers leader toolkit is available to download. This comprehensively guides new and experienced careers leaders in providing CEIAG that meets the Quality in Careers Standard. I wrote the toolkit for national software company, CASCAID. Down load it here.