No career out of bounds

Our aim is to help Doncaster’s young people find the right academic and vocational routes for the careers they aspire to.

Why this is an issue

Disadvantaged pupils in Doncaster have more difficulty finding sustainable destinations after key stage 4 and 5 than the national average.

In 2015, the percentage of disadvantaged pupils in Doncaster who went to one of the top third UK higher education institutions was less than the national average. This shows that more needs to be done to address the various routes available to disadvantaged young people.

What we will do

We will:

  • Improve how we deliver careers information, advice and guidance
  • Collaborate with The Careers & Enterprise Company (CEC) to deliver encounters with the world of work for young people
  • Develop better routes for young people with special educational needs (SEND) as they transition to adult life
  • Widen participation in further and higher education
  • Test approaches to working with primary schools

Our targets:

By 2020/21:

  • 96,000 encounters with employers in Doncaster through the Enterprise Adviser Network
  • All schools and colleges will meet all 8 Gatsby benchmarks
  • The number of disadvantaged young people who do not secure a sustained destination post-16 will be much lower
  • The number of young people who rate the quality of the careers advice they have received as good or better will have increased
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