Have you appointed a Careers Link Governor?

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(Gatsby 1)

Download this short, practical guide on ‘Careers in schools for Governors’ produced for National Careers Week which sums up the role Governors play in empowering positive change through careers education.

There are 9 separate mentions of Governors in the Careers Guidance And Access For Education And Training Providers document published in October 2018 and a further 8 mentions of responsibilities for CEIAG in the Governance Handbook. These boil down to 3 things they MUST do and 4 things they SHOULD do.

Please do pass it on – and ask your governing body to appoint a Careers Link Governor to join forces with your Enterprise Adviser.

Anita Cacchioli, Careers Link Governor at Great Marlow School, says: “Having a Careers Link Governor definitely helps to join the dots. I’ve met with Bucks Skills Hub and our Enterprise Adviser, and with our internal careers team. Governors can support strategically, ensuring we fulfil the Gatsby Benchmark responsibilities, in addition as employees or employers we can help by participating in employer encounter events when needed .”

The organisation Governors for Schools has also launched an e-Learning module to give governors the knowledge and confidence to promote employability and work-related learning in their schools. Please pass this link on to your governing body.