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Schools: Vocational Guidance

Question for Department for Education

UIN 105350, tabled on 19 October 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has to incorporate assessment of the quality of careers advice in schools into the OFSTED inspection process.

Answered on

27 October 2020

Ofsted’s school inspections already include an assessment of the quality of careers advice in schools. Ofsted’s school inspection handbook states that inspectors should assess the effectiveness of careers programmes in line with the Government’s statutory guidance on careers advice. That includes an evaluation of the quality of careers information, education, advice and guidance given to pupils, and an assessment of how well that guidance encourages pupils to make good and informed choices about next steps in the careers to which they aspire.