Informed decisions: The implementation of the Careers and the World of Work framework - October 2012

Summary

The report evaluates schools’ effectiveness in equipping young people with the knowledge and skills to plan their learning and careers and to be aware of the skills required to be successful in the labour market or in further learning.
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Recommendations 

The Welsh Government should: 

  • consult with schools to help them develop systems to track evidence against the CWoW framework so that pupils and teachers can monitor individuals’ progress in developing skills in career planning and decision-making;
  • help schools to develop their use of local, regional and national data to help them to evaluate their effectiveness in delivering CWoW;
  • distribute data on the sustainability of learners’ first destinations so that schools can monitor how successful their choices have been; and
  • encourage more schools to work towards getting the Careers Wales Mark award.

Schools should:

  • improve governors’ involvement in the strategic planning of CWoW; and
  • make better use of available data to monitor and track trends in pupils’ achievement and progression so as to plan improvements in CWoW.

Learning Networks should:

  • lead institutions in developing strategies to evaluate rigorously how well they prepare pupils for key transitions and for the world of work; and
  • encourage the gathering and sharing of appropriate data to evaluate how pupils are prepared for key transitions.