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Schools: Vocational Guidance

Department for Education written question – answered on 11th December 2017.

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Photo of Gordon Marsden Gordon Marsden Shadow Minister (Education)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Government's Careers Strategy, published on 4 December 2017, whether her Department has any plans to assess the breadth and effectiveness of careers provision in social sciences and the humanities in schools.

Photo of Anne Milton Anne Milton Minister of State (Education), Minister for Women

The careers strategy asks all schools to use the Gatsby Benchmarks which define excellence in careers guidance and help develop and improve careers provision. By adopting these benchmarks, schools will be encouraging student engagement with further and higher education and with employers and their workplaces. This will make sure that young people hear about the full range of opportunities available, including in social sciences and the humanities.

The Careers & Enterprise Company will publish a report annually, showing what progress schools have made in meeting the Gatsby Benchmarks, supported by the interventions outlined in the careers strategy.

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