Deirdre Hughes

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Sub-Committee on Education, Skills and the Economy – Careers education, information, advice and guidance

Sub-Committee on Education, Skills and the Economy: Forthcoming Report Careers education, information, advice and guidance Publication of report – Careers education, information, advice and guidance The Sub-Committee on Education, Skills and the Economy publishes its First Report, Careers education, information, advice and guidance (HC 205) at 00.01am on Tuesday 5 July 2016. The Sub-Committee was […]

Ambitious careers boost for London’s children

Children and young people in London are one step closer to accessing at least 100 hours of experiences of the world of work by the age of 16 as the London Ambitions careers offer launches in the London Borough of Wandsworth today [Thursday 11 February 2016]. London Ambitions was created by London Councils, which represents […]

BIS and DfE Sub-Committee Inquiry into Careers Advice, Information and Guidance

  Yesterday (9/2/16), I gave oral evidence to this formal Inquiry. The Committee focused in particular on developments since the publication of the Education Committee report Careers guidance for young people: The impact of the new duty on schools, in 2013. Terms of reference: Careers advice Written submissions were invited in advance (120 submissions received) […]

Pearson Survey Results (2013) – A third of young people get careers advice from TV

A third of young people get careers advice from TV Published: 05/06/2013 One in ten girls looks to ‘celebrities’ for careers advice Only one in three teachers confident they are providing legally required careers advice Call for greater links between schools and business leaders Figures published in 2013 on careers information at school found that […]

State schools must drop ‘outdated snobbery’ against apprenticeships, says Nicky Morgan

A new law ensuring that state schools promote apprenticeships as much as university education will be introduced this year in a bid to end the “outdated snobbery” against technical education. Visit: Nicky Morgan, the Secretary of State for Education will legislate to ensure that technical colleges and companies providing apprenticeships get into schools to give […]

Parliamentary Committee on Education, Skills & The Economy: To Receive Evidence from Nick Boles, Skills Minister

The new parliamentary Committee on Education, Skills and the Economy is to take evidence from the Minister of State for Skills, Nick Boles MP. The session will take place on Monday 25 January at 4.30pm. The Committee will quiz Mr Boles about his role as a joint Minister in the Departments for Education and Business, Innovation and […]

£70 million towards careers in this Parliament: businesses to mentor ‘at risk’ teenagers

Prime Minister David Cameron has said that he wants a “new generation of high-flying mentors” from Britain’s leading businesses to mentor “at-risk teenagers”. In a recent speech Cameron announced a new national campaign targeting businesses, charities and public sector employers to recruit “high-quality” mentors to “help struggling teens fulfil their potential and improve their life chances”. Claiming that […]

New Ofsted Survey: Enterprise, employability and employer engagement

On 16 September 2015, Sir Michael Wilshaw, Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector, informed the House of Commons Education Select Committee that Ofsted will be taking a particular look this year at how well schools work with businesses to prepare young people for the world of work. One of the elements of this is currently a number […]

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