Dr Ingrid Wassenaar is a former Fellow of Christ's College, Cambridge. She went on to work as a change management consultant for SHM and as a senior researcher for The Key. She is now an independent education consultant.
From last September, all secondary schools must provide “independent” and “impartial” careers guidance to pupils in years 9-11. This should include information on all options available for 16-18 education or training, including apprenticeships.
This article looks at what is meant by “independent guidance”, and how schools might best provide it. It is based on the findings of a pilot Transitions Programme, carried out in secondary schools between September 2011 and March 2012, and funded by the RSA.