New statutory duty on careers guidance for schools

New statutory duty on careers guidance for schools

Consultant: Ruth Murton and Steve BarkerDate posted: January 2018

Careers Guidance and access for education and training providers is revised statutory guidance applying to all secondary schools and academies. The guidance takes effect from January 2018.

 
The revised guidance includes some significant changes which governors/trustees in secondary schools will need to ensure they are aware of. The changes include a new duty to provide access, to a pupils in years 8-11, to other providers such as sixth form colleges etc.


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