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Careers Leader Cluster Meeting 1st and 2nd of December 2021

Please find below the agenda and slides from the meeting

16:00                  Welcome and introductions

16:10                  Planning for impact using the CDI framework

16:25               Breakout room – Using the CDI we will break into groups and develop an activity that is set using aims & intent; having a clear intent will influence the nature and implementation of the experiences you want the activity to achieve.

16:40                  Recap

16:50                  Impact Evaluation and Future Skills Questionnaire

17:00                  Close

We delivered the meeting in a slightly different order to the agenda that was sent to everyone. Beginning with a demonstration of the Future Skills questionnaire.

We followed this with an evaluation of how you could use the CDI framework as a tool to reconsider how to develop your careers plan that is led by intent that in turn, will help you to measure impact. When planning an activity what is it that you want young people to either know, understand or be able to do as a result of the activity? These are the types of questions an Ofsted inspector will ask.

 

The below provide previous content that is relevant to this cluster meeting agenda:

Strength of Careers Provision SWOT
Consider:
  • Time/Resource of Careers Leader, Role of EA/Link Governor, Parental Engagement, SLT Buy-in, Staff CPD, Whole School Responsibility for Careers, Impact Measurement, Evaluation
  • Benchmark progress: LMI, Tracking at Student Level, Careers within Subject Areas, Employer Engagement, Experiences of the World of Work, Encounters with FE/HE, 1:1 guidance
Strengths
  • Networking and community Links, Relationship Management
  • Large bank of employer contacts
  • SLT backing
  • Diversity of sectors represented
  • Progressive programme
  • Trust within the team
  • Career promise offered to students
  • Quantity and scale of good work
  • Parental engagement
  • Embedded in PSHE
  • Unifrog in Yrs 7 – 11
  • We are invested and care about what we do
  • Clear strategic Plan  that includes feedback from staff, students, parents & employers
Weaknesses
  • Lack of opportunity to build relationships
  • No whole school approach
  • Time
  • Little support from wider school team
  • Loss of enthusiasm
  • Reduction in PHSE time
  • Tech and digital capacity
  • New Team – Still learning
  • Uncertainly and Covid Cancellations
Opportunities
  • To develop a strategic plan to help make case for change
  • Digital skills
  • Good career opportunities
  • Green skills
  • Embed programme under character ed.
  • Enterprise Advisor(s)
  • Careerpilot across the school
  • Governor support
  • Work experience
  • Alumni
  • Online engagement
  • Different levels of support i.e. within MAT
Threats
  • New MAT and restructuring
  • Lack of work experience
  • Covid impact
  • Austerity
  • Sudden labour market changes
  • Online working leaving behind most at-risk students

In the slides above you will find a whole list of direct links to key documents so don’t forget to bookmark them in your browser.

Date for your diaries: 17th February 2022 – Away Day!