DD917 Enhancing Information, Advice and Guidance– Support for London Schools

Type of decision: 
Director's decision
Date signed: 
13 June 2014
Decision by: 
Jeff Jacobs, Head of Paid Service

Executive summary

From September, schools in the UK were placed under a duty to secure access to independent careers guidance for their students in years 9-11 in line with the Education Act 2011. We have also seen the ending of the Connexions service.

Following responses to the consultation work carried out for the Mayor’s Education Inquiry and GLA led research on the implications of these changes, the need to look at ways to enhance the careers guidance offer provided by London schools has arisen.

This DD requests permission to procure a consultancy to undertake a feasibility study to determine whether some kind of a regional offer would be welcomed by the London education sector and employers, and to establish the business case and funding options, which could include discussions with Government on potential devolution.

Part 1: Non-confidential facts and advice