Outstanding Directions is a free online self-review tool developed by CASCAiD to help careers teachers and advisers and senior leadership teams to evaluate and improve the careers support that they provide. It has 15 parts. Each
part is an item that has three level statements - red, amber or green. Schools choose the level statement which best matches their level of provision. They receive targeted advice on how to improve provision and links to useful resources (mostly ones produced by CASCAiD it is fair to say but CASCAiD is open to suggestions for other resources to include). They can build up a profile of their provision and benchmark themselves against other schools that have used the tool. Schools can also carry out short impact assessment surveys with children, parents/carers and staff/volunteers. Outstanding Directions also includes downloadable reports which can be used to support school improvement planning and provide evidence for inspections.
To find out more about Outstanding Directions, click here