Ca­reers char­ity se­cures glow­ing Of­sted ap­praisal

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Business Kent Update -

An Ash­ford char­ity’s ca­reer­guid­ance ef­forts have been recog­nised as ‘good’ in an Of­sted re­port.

CXK in Tufton Street – one of the lead­ing providers of vo­ca­tional ad­vice and sup­port to schools and col­leges across the South East – re­ceived the grad­ing fol­low­ing an Of­sted in­spec­tion of the Na­tional Ca­reers Ser­vice.

The char­ity is a prime con­trac­tor of the ser­vice, a gov­ern­ment scheme to help peo­ple make de­ci­sions on learn­ing, train­ing and work.

CXK chief ex­ec­u­tive Pauline Smith de­scribed the rat­ing as a fan­tas­tic achieve­ment.

She said: “This pos­i­tive recog­ni­tion of the Na­tional Ca­reers Ser­vice across the South East is a true ac­knowl­edg­ment of the com­mit­ment and pro­fes­sion­al­ism dis­played by staff and sub­con­trac­tors on a daily ba­sis.”

The Of­sted re­port, which was car­ried out in Fe­bru­ary, com­mended CXK for im­ple­ment­ing good prac­tice in a num­ber of ar­eas. These in­cluded: Skilled ad­vis­ers work­ing very ef­fec­tively with cus­tomers

Giv­ing very good prac­ti­cal, sup­port­ive and sen­si­tive ad­vice and guid­ance to clients with is­sues such as poor men­tal health or high lev­els of anx­i­ety

Lead­ers, man­agers and trustees work­ing to­gether ef­fec­tively to raise stan­dards, im­prove ser­vice qual­ity and in­crease the level of pos­i­tive out­comes

Ad­vis­ers mak­ing good use of labour mar­ket in­for­ma­tion and the learn­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties and sup­port avail­able.

Craig Car­ton, CXK’s direc­tor of op­er­a­tions and qual­ity, said: “Val­i­da­tion from an ex­ter­nal body such as Of­sted is a fan­tas­tic out­come for our ser­vice and the in­spec­tion re­sult en­dorses the qual­ity of the ser­vices we de­liver to more than 25,000 peo­ple each year.

“Cru­cially, this in­spec­tion also pro­vides us with a clear plan for the con­tin­ued de­vel­op­ment of the ser­vice as we strive to help even more peo­ple this year.”

‘Val­i­da­tion from an ex­ter­nal body is a fan­tas­tic out­come for our ser­vice’

CXK chief ex­ec­u­tive Pauline Smith

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.