Careers Guidance in Schools – 12 months on.

The updated position on statutory careers guidance for schools has been in operation for 12 months.

Although the DfE stated that the new guidance contained relatively few changes, key areas were strengthened and schools should now be able to demonstrate that they are aware of these and have a strategy in place.

There is growing evidence that inspections are looking at and commenting on provision and compliance.

Careers guidance, character education, enterprise and employability are currently key areas the DfE are promoting and supporting with grant funding for some projects. Currently there is no additional funding directly to schools.

What should schools be aware of?

A reinforced focus on the value of improved careers guidance in preparing young people for employment and employability.

The need for schools to have a clear strategy for careers guidance, and for Governors to be involved and aware of this. In practice having a clear plan with identified outcomes is a real plus for schools. Continue reading “Careers Guidance in Schools – 12 months on.”

Welcome to the new Filio website

Regular visitors will have noticed the make over we have given the website.

The intention has been to make everything as clear as can be so that you can find the information you want in one place.

Each Filio product has its own page, with full details about how it can help you and how much it will cost you. Our aim is to provide complete clarity so you can make your decisions more easily.

Making life easier

We have been listening to feedback from our users (as always) and have a couple of new updates coming in the next few days.

The first is to enable the headteacher on the system to see all objectives added by users, along with limited editing capability. This will enhance the quality assurance of objectives through the system leading a an easier moderation process at the end of the cycle.

The second addition is to add a new chart to the Data Dashboard to drill down even further into the observation data on the system. Continue reading “Making life easier”

New Headteacher Standards

The new Professional Standards for headteachers were published yesterday (19th January 2015) These standards are to help improve the practice and development of:

  • headteachers
  • governing boards
  • aspiring headteachers

They replace the the old standards which were last updated in 2004. The new standards have been well-received. The review body have also recommended that a full review of the standards be carried out at five-yearly intervals to ensure they remain up to date.
The standards can be accessed on the website.