' This Guidance is for the governing bodies and head teachers of maintained
secondary and middle schools (including academies and special schools),
for local authorities and for teachers-in-charge of Pupil Referral Units. '
Click the image above to access the Statutory Guidance from the DCSF
In 2009 the DCSF issued 'Statutory Guidance - Impartial Careers Education', this document has strengthened the role of
careers education in the curriculum.
"Careers education, supported by personalised information, advice and guidance (IAG), lies at the heart of the educational process and plays an important
role in delivering these (curriculum) outcomes.
It also has a significant contribution to make to the achievement of the five Every Child Matters outcomes."
For the purposes of this guidance careers education is described as a planned discrete programme that "helps young
people to develop the knowledge, confidence and skills that they need to make well-informed, thought-through choices
and plans that enable them to progress smoothly into further learning and work, now and in the future."
How it fits with IAG
In this Guidance, the term "information, advice and guidance" (IAG) is used to refer specifically to personalised support
on learning and work pathways and on other key issues that impact on young people’s ability to develop and progress.
The planned activities delivered by the school and the one to one support offered by internal and external colleagues is seen as a crucial partnership.
The Impartial Careers Education (ICE) document outlines 6 principles...
- to provide impartial information and advice which promotes the best interests of pupils and which does not seek to promote the
interests of the school over other options;
- complying with these statutory requirements and having regard to this Guidance is the duty of the governing body of each school
and the head teacher or principal. A 12 point checklist for head teachers is provided in the document and a resources pack that
includes a diagnostic tool for senior leaders and an audit tool for careers co-ordinators can be downloaded on the cegnet
The Connexions service is currently arranging meetings with school leaders to take forward ICE developments.
If you have a question or require advice about careers education in the East Riding please contact us using the information below:
Daniel Riseam, 14-19 Commissioning Unit Technical Support Officer
Tel: (01482) 392857