Outstanding Directions is a free online tool from CASCAID designed to enable teachers, advisors and the senior leadership team to evaluate and improve activities which can help your careers provision to:
Outstanding Directions creates valuable evidence of existing activity and development opportunities which can contribute towards Ofsted inspections and school improvement plans. The main areas it reviews and the aspects of those areas are:
Once you rate your current performance level for each aspect Outstanding Direction will generate:
You can then return to Outstanding Directions to record your progress on the suggestions and see how your score improves.
Outstanding Directions also generates reports on your input and progression. These will help show members of staff, SLT’s and Ofsted that you are making steps to improving and fine tuning your process.
Outstanding Directions provides evidence of careers guidance activity to support Ofsted inspections and school improvement plans.
This tool aligns with all eight of the benchmarks set by the Gatsby Foundation in their 'Good Career Guidance' report.
Outstanding Directions evaluates the current input of stakeholders of the school/organisation and produces advice on how to involve them further.
Parental input is also reviewed and suggestions on how to improve it are produced from the results of your evaluation.
Jacki WilliamsHead of Careers, Kesgrave High School
Andy LevittCareers Education Manager, Headlands School
Janice McGhieWBL & CEG Co-Ordinator, Bradford Academy
Anne MorleyCareers Mentor, Sir Robert Woodard Academy
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