About the Baker Clause
The Baker Clause states that schools must allow colleges and training providers access to every student in years 8 to 13 to discuss non-academic routes.
It also states that schools need to impartially promote the full range of technical education qualifications and apprenticeships.
The Baker Clause forms an important part of a school or college’s careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) programme. By complying with the clause, schools will also be meeting the Gatsby Benchmarks which relate to students being introduced to the full range of pathways.
An amendment to the clause in February 2022 ensured that the guidance is now legally enforceable.
Implementation – making sure the Baker Clause benefits our students
A thorough CEIAG programme which includes a diverse range of education routes and providers will be beneficial for students. The clause is designed to give students impartial information on all of the routes available to them. To help students make sense of all of this information, a good careers programme and effective guidance is crucial.