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Janet Colledge

Janet Colledge
Janet is a teacher with over 15 years experience providing award winning careers education and 25 successful years teaching business studies in schools and colleges throughout London. She adopted her tongue-in-cheek Twitter name, @CareersDefender, after a particularly hard time convincing her school's Senior Leadership Team of the value of careers education; something she passionately believes in.
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Employers are from Mars, Schools are from Venus: Making Employer Engagement Worthwhile

Posted by Janet Colledge on 20/11/19 09:28

One of the most time-consuming aspects of being a careers leader (if done well) is ensuring that there is a sufficient flow of employer and HE/FE engagements taking place in your school.  As if that wasn’t difficult enough you need to make sure they are meaningful and of good quality, on top of ensuring every child receives at least one engagement each year of their secondary career. Phew, there aren’t enough hours in the day!

To be frank, the initial effort in putting together a network of employer/HE/FE contacts is huge, but it pays off in the long run and becomes less onerous as time goes on.  Here are my tips, gleaned from many years delivering CEIAG in schools.

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Topics: careers leader, CEIAG

Why it’s important for careers leaders to make their feelings (and needs) known to Ofsted

Posted by Janet Colledge on 18/02/19 16:00

In the middle of the cold dark first few weeks back after the merriness and relaxation of the Christmas holidays, Ofsted launched its draft common inspection framework (CIF) ready for educationalists, and the public at large, to comment upon. Why should I get involved in this? Where do I get the time? These sorts of things are for people much higher up the ladder than I might be your reaction. My article is an attempt to convince you otherwise.

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Topics: careers leader


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