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ESFA Update: 27 February 2019

Latest information and actions from the Education and Skills Funding Agency for academies, schools, colleges, local authorities and further education providers.

ViewPoint: ‘It is Time We Start Listening to Teenagers on Careers’
February 28, 2019
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Educators, employers, parents and the government must take note of teenagers’ views, writes Bev Jones, joint chief executive of the Career Colleges Trust.

New research published on 26th February 2019 suggests that nearly a third of teenagers in Britain are worried about “where their education is heading” and feel that the next few years may be a “waste of time” for them.

This is disappointing, particularly at a time when many industries are growing rapidly and new and exciting career opportunities are on offer for young people locally, nationally and internationally.

There is often talk about the skills gaps and the fact that young people are not prepared for the world of work – but is it any surprise when teens themselves feel that their education is focused primarily on league tables and academic grades? Read more

8 Psychology-Backed TED Talks That’ll Help You Understand Why You Do What You Do
February 27, 2019
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8 TED Talks to Understand Your Co-workers and You
What Happens to Data Protection After a No-Deal Brexit?

The following article was written by Heather Burns – Tech Policy & Regulation SpecialistHeather Burns

With the prospect of a no-deal Brexit becoming likelier by the day, tech policy & regulation specialist Heather Burns explains how to prepare your data flows for a disorderly exit from the EU. 

As the 29th of March approaches faster than any of us are able to comprehend, businesses have been left with little choice but to prepare for a no-deal Brexit scenario. 80% of the UK’s businesses trade in services, and data flows are their fundamental product. Those flows, as with so many other areas of commerce, have been rendered collateral damage in a political game no-one voted to play.

Read more

Mental Health Resources for Employers
February 26, 2019
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If you have staff who need support with their mental health, the Access to Work Mental Health Support Service delivered by Remploy, funded by the Department of Pensions, provides confidential mental health support in the workplace, at no cost to you.

To help you get the most out of the programme they have developed a simple toolkit with links to a variety of useful and valuable resources.

Download Your Copy HERE

The Australian Careers Service
February 26, 2019
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The Australian Careers Service (ACS) is an initiative of the Good Education Group — a careers and educational publisher, responsible for producing The Good Schools Guide and The Good Universities Guide.

ACS aims to support career education professionals by encouraging best practice and innovation in the delivery of career programs, promoting career education as a professional and recognised field, and providing a platform for networking and discussion. ACS members have access to a range of resources and events tailored to the career education industry, including newsletters and information seminars.

If you have clients who are exploring the opportunities of a career in Australia then you can access free online resources from their website. These include: Read more

Webinar Recording: Gatsby Benchmark 8
February 25, 2019
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Personal career guidance describes the one-to-one support that is given to individual students by a careers adviser, to help them make choices about future options

Since 2012 schools and colleges have been required to secure access to impartial career guidance for students from Year 8 to Year 13.

Gatsby Benchmark #8 sets an expectation that all students will have a career guidance interview with a professionally qualified careers adviser by age 16 and the opportunity for a further such interview between 16 and 18.

Read more

Apprenticeship Opportunities in the Civil Service
February 25, 2019
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How to Get Behind National Apprenticeship Week 2019 #NAW19
February 25, 2019
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The following article is by the Education Skills Funding Agency (ESFA)

With the start of the 12th annual National Apprenticeship Week (NAW 2019) just around the corner, new resources to help the sector get behind the week have been published.

Highlighting the benefits of apprenticeships to employers, individuals, local communities and the wider economy, the ‘Blaze a Trail’ themed week, running from 4 to 8 March 2019, will see a range of activities and events being hosted across the country, aimed at challenging the outdated views many people still have about apprenticeships.

The week will also highlight the huge number of high-quality apprenticeship opportunities available at all levels around the country, in a huge variety of sectors, including aviation engineering, nursing, finance and policing. Read more

Careers England Newsletter 138
February 22, 2019
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