Articles from Chris Webb

The Baker Clause – How will the school system react?

On 2nd January 2018, the Baker Clause comes into force across England and Wales, effectively forcing all schools to open their doors to FE, apprenticeship and alternative 14-16 training providers, so that they have access to speak with students from Years 8-13 about their offer at 14-16, post-16 and post-18, a move expected to be met with opposition by many school leaders.

Careers in the Curriculum – How can we help bring together school and the world of work?

Those of us working in the career development sector were buoyed recently by the speech given by the Minister for Apprenticeships and Skills, Anne Milton, at the Careers Education and Guidance Summit in London, which reiterated the importance of careers advice in the government’s new technical education strategy and focused on four key pillars: