Careers education and guidance
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2.2 What CEG can deliver for schools

In the Ofsted inspection framework for English schools, based on the five themes from Every Child Matters, CEG is part of the school's self-evaluation of how it helps young people ‘achieve economic well-being’. Some of the evidence for achieving that outcome is how well young people are ‘prepared for working life’. CEG also helps achieve the outcome of ‘making a positive contribution where… young people are helped to manage changes and respond to challenges in their lives; and… young people are supported at key transition points in their lives’. Now turn to Activity 3.

Activity 3

Click 'view document' below to read the 'What is the role of Connexions?'.

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Having read the preceeding piece, ask your school's careers co-ordinator:

  • Who is your school's Connexions personal adviser? (There may be more than one)

  • When is he/she in school?

  • What does he/she offer to your students?

  • About the system in your school for referring students to the Connexions PA

Now, click on the link to go to the Connexions website. To find out more about your local Connexions Partnership, click on ‘Partnerships’, then on your region on the map. Another useful related website is Connexions Direct Job4U.

If you work in Scotland you may find the Career Scotland website useful .

For colleagues in Wales, material relevant to CES and work-related education can be found at http://www.careerswales.com.

Information on careers eduction programmes in schools in Northern Ireland can be found at http://www.deni.gov.uk/index/80-curriculumassessmentpg/80-programmes-of-study.htm.

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