The Gatsby Benchmarks are a framework of eight guidelines about what makes the best careers provision in schools and colleges. The school’s Careers Strategy is founded on these. As well providing a framework for a holistic careers programme across Years 7-13, these guidelines are also embedded within curriculum and extra-curricular activities.
Research tells us that careers education is fundamental to school improvement – pupils are motivated when they know what they want to achieve in their lives and how to go about it.
The publication of Careers Guidance and Access for Education & Training Providers in January 2018 clearly states:“A successful careers guidance programme will also be reflected in higher numbers of pupils progressing to positive destinations such as apprenticeships, technical routes, sixth form colleges, FE colleges, university or employment.” Page 5
The 8 Gatsby Benchmarks are: