Call to use Ofsted rating to enforce Baker clause

According to TES, Ofsted should withhold an “outstanding” grade to any school failing to allow FE and skills providers to come and speak to students, says the Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP).

The Baker clause was introduced in 2018, and obliges every school to allow further education providers access to students to inform them of their options.

AELP chief executive Mark Dawe said that for many years, England has “totally failed” in offering its school children careers advice which “serves their best interests”.

In its plan, the AELP also calls for offering schools an incentive to promote apprenticeships, investment in better workforce development for teachers, facilitating collaboration between schools and training providers and refocusing existing careers guidance initiatives.

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