Support for National Apprenticeships Week in Bucks
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(Gatsby benchmark 7) The Apprenticeship Support and Knowledge for schools (ASK) programme in Buckinghamshire is now run by Adviza: Claire Reeves is your local programme manager and all schools should have received a visit from her. Actions you should take … Read More

Ideas for National Careers Week 2020
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(Gatsby benchmark 1-8) Start planning now for National Careers Week, which runs from 2nd – 7th March next year. It’s a great way of getting the whole school behind careers: from parents to students, subject leaders to form tutors. Here … Read More

Linking careers to the new Ofsted framework
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(Gatsby benchmark 1) Has your school applied a whole-school ethos to careers? Download this handy Ofsted Education Inspection Framework careers cross-reference here. Ofsted’s new Education Inspection Framework (launched September this year) places a big emphasis on giving all learners “the … Read More

Independent training providers: how to meet Gatsby 7
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(Gatsby benchmark 7) We know many of our schools are struggling to get to grips with the ‘meaningful encounters with independent training providers’ requirement of Gatsby benchmark 7 – so we asked our Apprenticeship Manager Paddy Patterson for an explanation … Read More

Bucks Skills Show 2019 film premiere! 
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We’re very proud to premiere the video of the Bucks Skills Show 2019 in this issue of our newsletter. Can you spot yourself? It’s a wonderful reflection on our biggest and most successful Bucks Skills Show, attended by over 4,000 … Read More

Book now for STEMRoller 2020 – empowering female students
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(Gatsby benchmarks 2, 3, 5, 7) STEMroller 2020 is back on Saturday 29 February at Wycombe Leisure Centre – an inspirational STEM careers speed networking event with a difference for girls aged 11-19. There are just 150 student spaces available … Read More

Young Enterprise opportunities in Bucks
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(Gatsby benchmark 5) Young Enterprise have asked us to spread the word about the one-day year group events available to schools in Buckinghamshire.  These include: Learn to Earn Launch Pad Employability Masterclass YE are willing to work with schools to … Read More

New Careers Leader online short course
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(Gatsby benchmarks 1-8) In need of inspiration or simply reassurance? The Careers & Enterprise Company has updated its free online training modules. The new ‘Introduction to Careers Leadership’ is recommended for Careers Leaders, Enterprise Advisers, governors and other key colleagues working … Read More

Big Bang Bucks returns in June 2020
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(Gatsby benchmarks 3, 4, 5) Book students in now for the Big Bang Show in Bucks in June 2020 – inspiring young learners to pursue careers in STEM by demonstrating where their studies can take them after school. Run by the … Read More

Design the next Paralympic Games cauldron!
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Aylesbury Vale District Council (AVDC) is offering an amazing opportunity to students aged 12+ from Buckinghamshire to become part of Aylesbury Vale’s Paralympic history. Students with a keen eye for design and engineering are invited to help create a dynamic … Read More

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