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When is careers education simply an education?

I was involved this morning in an interesting conversation on the role of careers advice and guidance in schools. Chatting to a group of engaged and dynamic parents, I was reminded of the real desire and drive for schools to provide their pupils with specific and individualised discussions about the world of work from an early age.

19th May 2017

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11+ Entrance exams and assessments

About seven years ago I was asked to contribute to a new range of textbooks aimed at pupils preparing for the 11+ exam. It was a clear sign that the publisher, a stalwart of the independent preparatory school world, recognised the growing demand for Y7 entry over the more traditional 13+. For years, school leaders have been calling for …

05th May 2017

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