This short survey of  school leaders and careers professionals aims to see what support, if any, is being given to schools to help them provide careers advice and guidance for young people. With yet more emphasis from Ofsted and others on the importance of careers advice for young people, what support is available and what do schools need?   

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* 1. To what extent do you agree or disagree that careers provision for students in your school is now a high priority?

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* 2. If careers provision for students is now a high priority in your school what are the reasons for this?

  Strongly agree Agree Neither agree nor disagree Disagree Strongly disagree Don't know
New statutory guidance from DfE
Ofsted
Research showing impacts on young people
Feedback from young people
Gatsby benchmarks
Need to prepare students for fast changing world of work

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* 3. To what extent do you agree or disagree that careers provision for young people in schools across England has improved over the last 5 years?

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* 4. Does your school employ a professionally trained and qualified careers adviser to provide independent careers guidance?

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* 5. If you answered NO, can you please share the main reason for this?

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* 6. If you answered YES, can you please indicate the approximate numbers of hours per week your professionally trained and qualified careers adviser works?

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* 7. How much direct funding is available in your school to allow you to meet your statutory duties for careers provision?

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* 8. If you have secured additional funding approximately how much has this amounted to per annum?

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* 9. If your school has struggled to make the progress you think is needed for young people’s careers support what are the main reasons for this?

  Strongly agree Agree Neither agree nor disagree Disagree Strongly disagree Don't know
Lack of funding for careers provision
Competing demands
Lack of access to free training and support
Lack of funding to employ careers adviser in school
Lack of access to external support and advice on how you can improve careers provision
Lack of understanding of the external organisations who can help with careers provision

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* 10. Do you have any other comments you wish to add?

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* 11. Please tell us in which capacity you are completing this survey (please choose one option):

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* 12. What is the size of your school roll (years 8-13)

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* 13. If you are responding in a professional capacity, please specify where you work

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* 14. In which region is your school located?

Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey.

The information you have provided to us will be held (in strict adherence to GDPR) by dmh associates, Exeter whose principal partner is Dr Deirdre Hughes OBE. Dr Hughes chaired the National Careers Council set up in 2012 by government to advise on improving careers provision for young people in England. Seven years on, it seems timely to ask school leaders and careers professionals what they think of the current state of play. National Careers Council: https://www.gov.uk/government/groups/the-national-careers-council

The results will only be used for the purposes of research to help present evidence on the reality of schools funding for this area of statutory responsibility across England. The data will be anonymised. Your identity if you choose to disclose this below will be kept confidential and will not be passed on to a third party.
If you wish to discuss this further contact: admn@dmhassociates.org

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* 15. Contact information  (optional)

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