On 10 September the Court of Aldermen granted the Company's petition for Livery status, so we are now The Worshipful Company of Educators.
Thanks and congratulations to all those involved in the Company reaching this stage in its development.
'SQUARE PEG & ROUND HOLE SYNDROME' -
A spotlight on Careers Advice and Guidance
The purpose of this notice is to give the Company preliminary details of the seminars in the 2014 series, particularly the dates. The titles of the seminars have yet to be confirmed. The series will be held at Gresham's College and each seminar will start at 6.00 pm with an informal drinks reception and the presentation will follow at 6.30 pm. Once all the details have been confirmed there will be a further circulation of the programme with an invitation to book places.
Recently there has been increasing concern expressed by employers, parents, students, schools, colleges and universities as well as by unions and professional organisations at the range and quality of careers advice and guidance that is available to young people at various stages of their educational journey.
The Master's Seminar Series 2014 aims to address some of the issues head-on by inviting representatives of key interest groups to outline how their vision for high quality advice and guidance can be put into practice to enhance the career opportunities of young people as well as preparing them for the ever-changing world of work.
As well as promoting debate and discussion, the Company aims to produce a publication that would contribute to improving the quality of careers advice and guidance.
13 January 2014
Liz Fields - CEO Financial & Legal Skills Partnership (looking at the Partnership as an example of employers taking the lead in providing advice and providing real opportunities)
27 January 2014
Mary Vine-Morris - Senior Director, Young People's Education & Skills, London Councils (local authorities working with schools to raise the quality of careers guidance and advice)
24 February 2014
Dr Paul Redmond - Director of Employability & Education Opportunities, University of Liverpool; President of the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (AGCAS) - the higher education perspective (Dr Redmond has just published a research study on Generation Y and their needs)
3 March 2014
Professor Ian Walker - Professor of Economics, University of Lancaster Management School; Editor-in-Chief, Labour Economics (Professor Walker is the lead author of the recent study into the Graduate Premium)
7 April 2014
Dr Robin Mellors-Bourne - Director, Research & Intelligence, Careers Research & Advisory Centre (CRAC) - he will draw on some of his latest research in the careers advice field
15 May 2014
Sue Overy - Independent careers advice, guidance and training consultant - pulling the threads together and including some successful examples from school with which she has worked.
The Master's Seminars series 2014 is being supported by the Commercial Education Trust (CET)
A report on all the 2013 Seminars under the title "The Gentleman in Whitehall knows best?", including an introduction by last year's Master, has now been published.
This is available by clicking here
Friday 25 April to Sunday 27 April 2014
The Master, Sir John Stuttard, invites you to join him on a weekend visit to Cambridge
For details, click here (now fully booked)
On 5 July, Sir John Stuttard was installed as the Company's thirteenth Master. To read Sir John's biography, please click here..
The audited Annual Report and Accounts for both the Company and the Trust are now available. These will be received at the Annual Assembly on 5 July.