Careers advice for young people

6 March 2015

Every school should have a “high quality” trained careers leader to oversee careers advice, introduce employability into the curriculum and build links with employers, says new report by Teach First.

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Teachers are 'crucial' part of careers advice puzzle, says Teach First

Every school should have a “high quality” trained careers leader to oversee careers advice, introduce employability into the curriculum and build links with employers, further and higher education, according to a new report by educational charity Teach First. Read more

Give girls career advice before the age of 10, says shadow Education Secretary

Girls should start careers lessons from the age of seven to encourage them to become more ambitious, says Labour’s shadow Education Secretary Tristram Hunt. He told a conference in London that Labour would want to encourage more employers to go into schools to talk about careers. Read more

London's performance on secondary school admissions

An additional two thousand London pupils have been offered a place at one of their preferred secondary schools this year compared to last year, according to figures released today by the Pan-London Admissions Board. Read more

Ignoring the arts won't prepare pupils for employment

A leading headmaster will warn that "questionable" reforms to GCSEs may not be developing the qualities valued by employers. Michael Windsor, headmaster of Reading Blue Coat School, will say that 'soft skills' sought by businesses, such as creativity, critical thinking and social confidence, can be advanced by involvement in the creative arts. Read more

Project in Camden, Brent and Ealing

The Project Society is looking to work in 18 schools across Camden, Brent and Ealing to deliver workshops with young people, with a particular focus on young travellers and looked after children.
You can see a short film about the programme here

This week’s campaign updates from CCSkills

#6 Provided over 3,000 hours of work experience at The Backstage Centre
#7 Published over 80 pieces of research into the creative and cultural industries
#8 Created National Skills Academy networks of colleges and employers
#9 Played a key part in the regeneration of Thurrock through our role at High House Production Park
#10 Founded the first National College for the Creative and Cultural Industries

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Munira Mirza: Space for artists will make sure London keeps its creative edge

Artists help give cities a genuine personality. Think how the identity of London’s villages have been shaped by them, says the Deputy Mayor for Education and Culture. Read more

SPINE Festival

SPINE Festival brings London communities together to celebrate arts and literature in libraries with over 50 FREE creative events for families from 5 - 15 March. Read more

Arts Council England to invest £1.87million to help London arts organisations to reach new audiences

Eight London-based organisations are among 18 in England to receive funding from Round 18 of the Arts Council's Strategic touring programme. Read more