Department for Education to review impact of Baker Clause careers duty

The impact of a new law which forces schools to allow training organisations the chance to speak to pupils about technical qualifications and apprenticeships will be reviewed by the Department for Education.

The government has commissioned the Association of Employment and Learning Providers, a sector body that represents training companies, to carry out the review, launched to help the DfE “understand more” about the effect of the duty, which came into effect in January.

Under the new law, dubbed “the Baker Clause” because it was orchestrated by former education secretary Lord Baker, every school must give training providers and colleges access to every pupil in years 8 to 13, so they can find out about non-academic routes.

Schools must also publish a policy statement on their websites, detailing how to arrange access, which premises or facilities can be used, and the grounds for granting or refusing requests.

Read the full article in Schools Week.


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