Oftsed – Careers Guidance in schools not working well enough

Since September 2012, secondary schools have been legally responsible for securing access to independent and impartial careers guidance for all their students in Years 9 to 11. Yesterday Ofsted published a report on the current state of Careers Guidance finding that over three-quarters of secondary schools were failing to provide adequate careers guidance for their pupils.

The report highlighted that “the new statutory duty for schools to provide careers guidance is not working well enough.”

The government responded by pledging to issue new guidelines to secondary schools that will be “much clearer in the guidance about what schools should do to ensure that students have information about all the types of education and training they could pursue”.

For the full Ofsted report click here

For the full government response click here