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School Governors – your role in careers activity

Governors will be aware of their responsibility to ensure that their school has a clear strategy and the resources to deliver against this.

Since the Government published its careers strategy in December 2017 this has included responsibility for ensuring that the school meets its statutory duties for Careers Education Advice and Guidance.

The particular tasks of the governors are to ensure:

1. The appointment of a Careers Leader – a member of staff with overall responsibility for the careers programme

2. Compliance with the Baker Clause – ensuring that technical education and apprenticeship providers can inform students of opportunities

3. The publishing of policy statements on the school’s website – including its careers programme and access policy for post-16 providers

4. Commitment to the delivery of independent and impartial guidance – for students throughout their secondary studies

For fuller guidance on the role of governors please see this guide.

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