Chaotic careers education harms economy, says Ofsted

Schools need to make sure pupils are ready for the world of work, says Ofsted.


Chaotic careers education in England's schools could jeopardise the UK's future economic prosperity, says education watchdog Ofsted.

Lack of an "overarching government strategy" means a generation is leaving school unready for work, it argues.

The UK's post-Brexit success depends on harnessing "home-grown talent", says chief inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw.

Earlier this month MPs accused ministers of "burying their heads in the sand" over careers education.

Ofsted's report wants the government to do more to promote "enterprise education" in schools "including the promotion of economic and business understanding and financial capability" among pupils.


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