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Kent Enterprise Adviser Network

Kent County Council’s Skills and Employability Service and the West Kent Partnership were awarded part funding from the Careers and Enterprise Company for Enterprise Coordinators who will broker links between schools/colleges and businesses. The purpose of the Enterprise Adviser Network (EAN) is to create powerful, lasting connections between local businesses and schools and colleges in their area in order to close the gaps in enterprise education, whilst increasing young people’s access to a wide range of employer engagements and activities.

Read more here.

Join The Enterprise Adviser Network
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Help inspire and prepare the young people of Kent for the world of work. As business leaders you will be an Enterprise Adviser (EA) working closely with a school’s senior leadership team to strategically to enhance the school’s enterprise and employer engagement strategy and activities. This is an opportunity for you to use your knowledge of the world of work to make a lasting positive impact on the futures of young people. The network will develop young people’s preparedness for the workplace. Contact Munya or Simon to find out more.

Compass Careers Benchmark Tool
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The improved and now much simpler to use Compass helps school or colleges evaluate your careers activity against best practice. The evaluation is based on the well-known Gatsby Good Career Guidance Benchmarks.

The free to use tool was created by the Careers and Enterprise Company in partnership with the Gatsby Charitable Foundation.

Find out about Compass In 70 Seconds and logon to the School Hub to begin evaluating your careers activities. Schools in the Enterprise Adviser Network will also be able to access Tracker, a careers planning tool. Find out about Tracker in 90 Seconds

Apprenticeships Live Broadcasts
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The ‘Apprenticeships Live’ schedule of upcoming broadcasts has now been made available, with the likes of the BBC, Capgemini, TUI, IBM, Specsavers, Gatwick Airport and various other employers participating and discussing their apprenticeship schemes in the coming months. Join in live with your students or watch the recording at a more convenient time. Register and join Apprenticeships Live Broadcasts now.

New Apprenticeships recruitment film
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Are you having trouble explaining some of the new methods of apprenticeship recruitment to your students?

Check out a brand-new film to hear what some of the new styles might entail and how best to prepare your students.

Apprenticeship Recruitment Methods from Amazing Apprenticeships on Vimeo.

Picking Up STEAM
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A free Cross Curricula CPD Session for Teachers and Industry Champions.

In collaboration with Dreamland and GEEK festival, Turner Contemporary invite you to an exciting CPD event in Margate on 6 December 2017.

What is STEAM?

STEAM is an educational approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics as access points for guiding student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking. The end results are students who take thoughtful risks, engage in experiential learning, persist in problem-solving, embrace collaboration, and work through the creative process. These are the innovators, educators, leaders, and learners of the 21st century.

Read more here.

Careers Guidance and Inspiration for Young People in Schools statutory guidance (April 2017)
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The Careers Guidance and Inspiration for Young People in Schools statutory guidance (April 2017) from the Department for Education has been updated following original publication in March 2015. This means that recipients must have regard to it when carrying out duties relating to careers guidance. The DFE uses the terms ‘must’ when the person in question is required to do something in law and ‘should’ when they are setting out a requirement in the statutory guidance to which they should have regard.

Government Response to the First Joint Report of the Business, Innovation and Skills and Education Committees of Session 2016–17
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In June 2016, Business, Innovation and Skills and Education Committees published and submitted their first joint report to government. The sub-committee set out five key areas the due-to-be-published Careers Strategy should concentrate.

The Government has now responded to the Committee’s report, where many of the recommendations are welcomed and acknowledged. The Government also acknowledges the ‘excellent’ work of the Careers and Enterprise Company.

Read the Government’s Report here

The Access Toolkit - Supporting Post School Choices
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The Access Toolkit aims to empower school staff to support young people on their journey to university, employment, an apprenticeship or other post school destination. The practical guide helps teachers know what they can do, every day, to support post school progression of young people they teach. Alongside the Enterprise Adviser Network, the toolkit supports advice and guidance to senior leaders who want to set up a whole school, strategic approach to improving the post school progression of students in their school.

The Access Toolkit is for all teachers - Early Years, Primary and Secondary. Teachers can, and should, positively influence the post school choices of the students they teach, and throughout their education prepare them to progress and succeed in their lives beyond school.

Download the Access Toolkit here

Contact Details
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Munya Badze
Email: Munya.Badze@kent.gov.uk

Simon Harris
Email: Simon.Harris@sevenoaks.gov.uk