MyCareerSpringboard.org | Terms & Conditions
What is MyCareerSpringboard?
MyCareerSpringboard is a free careers guidance platform for schools.
It allows schools to satisfy their legal obligations under the Department for Education’s statutory guidance for governing bodies, school leaders and school staff, relating to the provision of careers guidance in schools:
Section 42A of the Education Act 1997 requires governing bodies to ensure that all registered pupils at a school are provided with independent careers guidance from year 8 (12-13 year olds) to year 13 (17-18 year olds).
The governing body must ensure that the independent careers guidance provided:
- is presented in an impartial manner, showing no bias or favouritism towards a particular institution, education or work option;
- includes information on the range of education or training options, including apprenticeships and technical education routes;
- is guidance that the person giving it considers will promote the best interests of the pupils to whom it is given.
Not only does MyCareerSpringboard enable schools to comply with these statutory duties, it also gives school students the opportunity to make well-informed choices about which career paths to pursue once they leave school.
The platform allows young people to explore all of the options available to them, whilst generating detailed reports for teachers and careers advisers. The data is captured for the school to use as part of its careers guidance initiatives and as a useful tool at parents evenings to record the career progression of pupils and share that with their families.
How are we able to offer this platform to schools for free?
The reason that schools can use MyCareerSpringboard for free is because we are independently funded by a series of client partners.
These partners are all employers of school leavers or training providers who offer high quality employment opportunities to young people once they have left full-time education in the form of apprenticeships and school leaver programmes.
Our partners not only fund MyCareerSpringboard, schools can also engage with these employers and training providers to help them comply with a new legal duty, which was introduced by the Government on 2 January 2018.
This duty requires all maintained schools and academies to:
- ensure that there is an opportunity for a range of education and training providers to access all pupils for the purpose of informing them about approved technical education qualifications and apprenticeships.
- In practice this will mean every school allowing each provider access to all pupils in years 8 to 13 to inform them about the varied career options open to them and courses and qualifications they offer and what each option entails. This will allow pupils to consider how the opportunity to study or train in different ways, and in different environments, might suit their skills, interests and aptitudes. By hearing directly from providers about alternatives to academic and school-based routes, every pupil can build up a full picture of the options available to them at important transition points. This will lead to better-informed choices and help to reduce the risk of dropping out of courses.
- The school must ensure that there are opportunities for providers of approved technical education qualifications and apprenticeships to visit the school to speak to all pupils in years 8 to 13.
- The apprenticeship training provider can include private training providers, further education colleges, higher education institutions, sixth form colleges and employers.
MyCareerSpringboard acts as a platform to facilitate these interactions and gives schools the unrivalled opportunity to engage with training providers to meet these statutory requirements.
Why do we connect with your school's MIS?
MyCareerSpringboard was first launched in 2013, and has now been used by more than 2,700 schools across the UK.
In the previous version of the platform, however, school students were required to actively create a user account during a careers lesson, under the direction of a careers adviser or teacher, before gaining access to the tool. This understandably took up a fair amount of time and was more difficult for teaching staff to coordinate.
By connecting with your school’s MIS system, this means we can automatically create user accounts for all students in years 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13.
This saves time and means your school students can access the platform’s expert careers information and guidance more quickly and more easily.
It also means we can automatically create staff management accounts for all teachers and staff who play an active role in providing careers guidance at your school.
By connecting to your school’s MIS, we are also able to create more detailed data profiles of each user and can therefore connect a student’s career preferences to their demographic information. This means that your school can identify career preference trends within the institution. This can be especially valuable when careers advisers and teachers are deciding which employers and industry representatives to engage with as part of their careers guidance plans for the year.
For example, if a large proportion of female students in years 12 and 13 are interested in the engineering industry, this information could prove very valuable when organising a Women in STEM-themed careers event.
General Terms & Conditions
MyCareerSpringboard is a product of AllAboutGroup Holdings Ltd.
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