“Going in the right direction?” Ofsted Careers survey & Bis response documents

A quick round up of all of the documents released today:

The actual Ofsted survey report “Going in the right direction?”

http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/sites/default/files/documents/surveys-and-good-practice/g/Going%20in%20the%20right%20direction.pdf

The accompanying press release:

http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/news/careers-guidance-schools-not-working-well-enough?news=21607

In response the Government/Bis immediately published this press release:

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-calls-for-culture-change-in-careers-guidance

And this, more detailed, Careers Guidance Action Plan:

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/238791/Careers_Guidance_Action_Plan.pdf

And, later in the day, this Inspiration Vision Statement. No, I’ve no idea what one of those is either:

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/238841/bis-13-1176-inspiration-vision-statement-R2.pdf

Statements from Professionals and Organisations:

Association of Colleges, both damming and constructive:

http://www.aoc.co.uk/en/newsroom/aoc_news_releases.cfm/id/D6A21B50-A614-4BD8-A216757B64DEA8FD/page/1

Association of School & College Leaders, lead by Brian Lightman who has always been a great advocate for CEIAG

http://www.ascl.org.uk/News_views/press_releases/government_must_take_urgent_action_address_careers_guidance_issues

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development takes the opportunity to flag up it’s Learning to Work Programme:

http://www.cipd.co.uk/pm/peoplemanagement/b/weblog/archive/2013/09/10/careers-advice-in-schools-not-working-says-ofsted.aspx

The blogger Patrick Montrose provides a summary:

http://montrose42.wordpress.com/2013/09/10/careers-guidance-in-schools-not-working-well-enough-according-to-ofsted/

David Hughes of NIACE takes a thoughtful and holistic approach:

http://www.niace.org.uk/news/let-s-help-school-improve-careers-advice-says-niace?src=fp1st

Dr Deirdre Hughes OBE links the report to recent and future work of the National Careers Council:

http://deirdrehughes.org/2013/09/a-new-careers-action-plan-for-england/

A short response from the CBI who have long championed the strengthening of the relationship between education and employers :

http://www.cbi.org.uk/media-centre/press-releases/2013/09/cbi-responds-to-ofsted-report-on-career-guidance/

The 157 Group of Colleges are severe in their verdict:

http://www.157group.co.uk/news/news/157-group-responds-to-ofsteds-report-on-careers-guidance-in-schools

The Association of Employment and Training Providers release a statement highlighting how they can aid schools:

http://www.aelp.org.uk/news/pressReleases/details/more-employers-and-providers-should-gain-access-to/

The National Foundation for Educational Research echos calls for a culture change with a press release and a paper:

http://www.nfer.ac.uk/about-nfer/media-and-events/nfer-calls-for-action-as-evidence-reinforces-findings-of-ofsted-report-on-careers-guidance.cfm

http://www.nfer.ac.uk/nfer/publications/99938/99938.pdf

The Career Development Institute take the opportunity to repeat their call for the any new guidance to require Level 6 qualified advisers:

http://www.thecdi.net/News-Reports/cdi-response-to-ofsted-thematic-review

Media reaction

From FE Week:

http://feweek.co.uk/2013/09/10/ofsted-boss-sir-michael-hits-out-at-schools-over-careers-guidance/

The BBC take:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-24015879

The Guardian reports:

http://careers.theguardian.com/careers-blog/career-advice-schools-failing-pupils-ofsted?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Stephen Twigg has his say in the TES (includes the phrase “jobs of tomorrow” for the full careers bingo):

http://news.tes.co.uk/opinion_blog/b/weblog/archive/2013/09/10/stephen-twigg-failure-of-careers-guidance-goes-to-the-heart-of-the-government-39-s-complacency-and-economic-incompetence.aspx

This Guardian article by Jan Murray was published on the 26th August but is an excellent and prescient piece:

http://www.theguardian.com/education/2013/aug/26/school-careers-advice-legislation

I will update this page as more are published.

Much to think about and contemplate over the forthcoming months regarding Careers work in schools.

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