Compass, Compass+ and Tracker – recording the impact of Covid-19
The Careers and Enterprise Company (CEC) would like to measure the impact of Covid-19 on careers activity within schools and colleges.
To keep it as simple as possible they have added 4 extra questions into the Compass review process, which you will find at the beginning of a new evaluation.
Q1 – Does your latest Compass include planned activity that may not be delivered?
Q2 – Which of the benchmarks would have been higher in your Summer term Compass evaluation without Covid-19?
Q3 – How has Covid-19 impacted on this year’s careers activity plan?
Q4 – How do you anticipate Covid-19 impacting on next year’s careers activity plan?
Please ensure that you complete a Compass evaluation this term to capture this information and allow us to understand the true impact of Covid-19 on careers activity both locally and nationally.Recording the impact of Covid19 on Compass Classic Recording the impact of Covid19 on Compass+
Online employer engagement – Guidance for Benchmarks 5 & 6
Full guidance for all benchmarks is expected to be ready for the autumn term, but in the meantime, CEC recognise the need for some guidance around how to measure online employer engagement in relation to Benchmarks 5 and 6.
They have provided a document which sets the requirements to make an encounter or experience meaningful for the purpose of the Gatsby Benchmarks 5 and 6.Online engagement guidance
Target careers aims to help school leavers make decisions about their future. They can explore options for careers, university or apprenticeships and get help applying successfully.
There is also a parents and teachers section with resources, handouts and links for websites.
I’m an engineer – get me out of here
I’m and Engineer get me out of here has temporarily re-branded to I’m an engineer – stay at home!
It is an online activity site where school students connect with real engineers.
There are live chats, competitions, resources and activities.Visit I'm an engineer website
Institute of the motor industry – careers
Over 570,000 people are employed in the UK motor industry, and there are 150 different job roles within the retail automotive industry alone.
The Institute of the Motor Industry has free resources and information for careers advisers / careers leaders and teachers available on their website.Visit Institute of the motor industry website
Parents resource guide
The HOTSW Careers Hub has developed a resource guide for parents, highlighting various websites and resources that parents can use to help them understand the options their children have in terms of careers and next steps.
Why not download and add to your website?
Teen Tech at home sessions
Teen Tech give you and your students the chance to meet some exciting people who work in science and technology.
TeenTech Innovation Sessions offer students insight into world-class organisations and the opportunities that lie within them.
They are currently offering these sessions online and each session is hosted by a leading TeenTech sponsor or supporting company.
You can ask questions, develop your own solutions to global challenges and learn more about different careers within the science and tech sector.
Upcoming sessions include:
TeenTech City of Tomorrow at Home – Live Feedback Session
Friday, 12 June 2020
Skills toolkit – free digital courses
The Department for Education, with support from DCMS, has recently launched The Skills Toolkit, a new online platform providing easy access to free, high-quality digital and numeracy courses. The Skills Toolkit is open to everyone.
Boosting the nation’s digital skills is a first step towards recovery, helping people build up the skills employers need while boosting growth and productivity. Indeed, as recent DCMS analysis has shown, 82% of job vacancies require digital skills.
We encourage you to share the Toolkit with your students and parents to help individuals build up skills, progress in work, boost their job prospects, and support their mental health and wellbeing during this difficult time.
Unifrog Covid-19 impact report
Unifrog have written a report on the effects of the pandemic on students’ wellbeing and next steps.
6 keys findings of the report:
- Students are finding the current situation challenging
- Support from teachers is key to students’ wellbeing
- Students are spending huge amounts of time on social media
- There is uncertainty around Apprenticeships
- There has been a large increase in MOOCs (Online courses) being created
- The focus on doctors and teachers during the pandemic has led to increased interest in those careers
Success at School – Careers in Rail
Success at School have created a resource linked to the rail industry.
Railways have been part of British life for 200 years, and today, the UK is home to over 10,000 miles of track. Rail journeys have doubled over the last 20 years and continue to rise, which means an extra 100,000 rail jobs will be created over the next decade.Download resource Visit Success at Schools website
NSSW Year 10 resources
Nest Steps South West have developed digital versions of their teaching and learning resources for year 10’s
- MADE study skills videos
- Careerpilot jobs and job sectors
- Higher and Degree Level Apprenticeships
- Guide to HE
Talentino summer newsletter
Talentino is the strategic partner for SEND for the Careers and Enterprise Company.
They have created their first newsletter which is an interesting read for anyone working with SEND students either in a special or mainstream school setting.Talentino newsletter
Future Learn – linking curriculum learning to STEM careers
Help teachers to learn how to adapt your curriculum to link to careers in science, design & technology, engineering, computing and mathematics.
Throughout June Future Learn are offering the following free sessions:
From 8th June – Careers in your STEM teaching
From 15th June – Embedding career learning into tour curriculum
From 22nd June – Enhancing your curriculum with employers
From 29th June – Embedding your career learning approach within your school / college
Register now and you will have free access to the courses for 6 weeks.Visit Future Learn website
Around the patch
Have you done anything interesting during lockdown? We would love to hear from you!
Contact your Enterprise Co-ordinator with the details and we may feature you in next month’s newsletter!
Top Tip – websites
Does your website have everything on it that it should?
Statutory requirements are:
- Name and contact details of Careers Lead
- Summary of careers programme
- How the school measures and assesses impact of careers programme
- Date of next review
- Provider access statement
We have developed an audit tool to help you to identify anything that is missing.
If you would like help auditing your website – speak to your Enterprise Co-ordinatorWebsite audit tool