Ofsted says girls need to escape career stereotypes
12 Apr 2011
An Ofsted survey finds less than 10% of placements are ‘unconventional’, with majority in education, hair and beauty, office and shops. It says mixed sex schools need to do more to widen perceptions of the career options.
For some girls, career ambitions were changed through direct observation of a professional at work, through mentoring and through personal encounters and discussion with a professional about what their job was actually like.