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More Than a Job’s Worth: Making Careers Education Age Appropriate

Founders4Schools commissioned this research, because while there is compelling evidence outlining the benefits good careers education and guidance has for children and young people, much less is understood about when different sorts of careers-focused interventions should take place. This report sets out what children and young people’s careers education should entail, and when, drawing on the literature and input of a wide range of education and careers practitioners, experts, and employers.   Building on principles set out for careers education in the Gatsby Benchmarks and elsewhere, this report highlights principles that are important throughout a young person’s careers education:

Equality Analysis: Development of the Arts Council’s 10-year strategy, 2020-30

The equality analysis covers our development work to date for the Arts Council’s next 10-year strategy, to be published in autumn 2019 and to cover the period 2020-30.   It will continue to be developed and reviewed on an iterative basis through to the publication and implementation of our new strategy.   Arts Council England has a legal duty to consider equality in its policy making. Through this we aim to prevent discrimination and promote equality and diversity for people from protected characteristic groups defined in the Equality Act 2010 – including age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy...


Date Published: 24th June 2019
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More Than a Job’s Worth: Making Work Experience Fit for Purpose

Work experience encompasses young people’s experience of work tasks in work environments on time-limited placements, alongside their education.   It offers a range of benefits for young people, including providing:
  • Insight into the world of work that improved their ability to make decisions about the future, understand workplace ‘norms’ and behaviours, and to understand different sorts of workplaces;
  • Development of career-relevant skills valued by employers including communication, teamwork, resilience and confidence, and;
  • Improved long-term careers outcomes, including wage-premiums, employability, and a reduced likelihood of becoming NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training).
  However, work experience’s potential to achieve these benefits remains untapped. The...


Date Published: 2nd May 2019
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