The Gatsby Benchmarks

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Secondary Schools prepare students for future success in education, employment or training.  We use the Gatsby Benchmarks, link below, to assess all aspects of our careers “offer” to our students. This ranges from assessing the careers education in school, through to experiences of workplaces. Click the link, should you wish to find out more: Good Career Guidance | Education | Gatsby

Our most recent assessment took place in December 2023, and our overall average for the 8 benchmarks increased once again from July 2023. Strengths highlighted included Personal Guidance, Experiences of workplaces, and a stable careers programme. We will carry out a new assessment prior to the 2024 Easter holiday, and publish a brief summary of the results. 

Most recent results are found below:

BM1: 100%

BM2: 100%

BM3: Up to 90%

BM4: 100%

BM5: 100%

BM6: 100%

BM7: Up to 95%

BM8: 100%


The eight Gatsby Benchmarks of Good Career Guidance are:

1. A stable careers programme
2. Learning from career and labour market information
3. Addressing the needs of each pupil
4. Linking curriculum learning to careers
5. Encounters with employers and employees
6. Experiences of workplaces
7. Encounters with further and higher education
8. Personal guidance