Kath is a consultant, trainer and writer specialising in careers and work-related education with over 30 years’ experience of working in education, covering posts in schools, a careers/Connexions service and Essex local authority. Having written careers and work-related learning materials for secondary school students and good practice guides for teachers, contributing to many chapters in Better Practice 2, Kath was commissioned to write a teachers’ guide – ‘Why does employer engagement matter?’ – for the Career Development Institute (CDI).
Kath also conducted an in-depth inquiry into Suffolk County Council’s RPA Intervention programme whilst developing and evaluating an Employability Passport for East Sussex County Council. She delivered training for staff in both Nottingham and Suffolk for the level 6 Certificate in Career Leadership.
Kath now leads on training for the CDI and has recently been commissioned to work with schools and employers from the Black Country to write employer engagement assignments for students.
As a past President of the Association for Careers Education and Guidance, Kath contributed to the ACEG User-guide and developed curriculum resources for the framework. She has led a team of experts to revise the framework for the CDI, producing a set of audit tools to support schools and colleges in reviewing and auditing careers, information, education and advice programmes and has worked on the IAG Quality Standards for Young People along with the Ofsted Thematic Review for Careers Guidance.
Kath chaired the Advisers and Inspectors (AICE) network for some 10 years but now sits on the Career Development Institute Council representing Careers Education and the PSHE Association Strategic Board.
St Edmunds Society is very excited to have her talk at our conference and we hope you are equally excited to hear from her. She will be discussing the very interesting topic of the New Careers Strategy. If you haven’t yet, then you can book your tickets online here.