Schools: Vocational Guidance

Department for Education written question – answered on 26th February 2018.

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Photo of Catherine McKinnell Catherine McKinnell Labour, Newcastle upon Tyne North

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 5 February 2018 to Question 126733 on Schools, how the Government is promoting its statutory guidance on the effect of the Baker Clause on school responsibilities.

Photo of Anne Milton Anne Milton Minister of State (Education)

On the day the department published its statutory guidance, we shared it with a wide range of education and careers sector organisations. They distributed this guidance to schools, education and training providers and careers professionals within their networks.

We have also promoted our statutory guidance on the deparment’s Twitter account, which has over 267,000 followers. Future plans to remind schools of their new responsibilities to offer access to training providers include further department communication and promotion through ministerial speeches and articles.

The Baker Clause forms an important part of the government’s careers strategy, published in December 2017. We are working closely with The Careers & Enterprise Company and The Gatsby Charitable Foundation to promote the careers strategy widely. The Careers & Enterprise Company has been using their networks and advisory groups to make sure schools receive relevant information and continues to provide practical support and advice to schools.

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