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The Gatsby Benchmarks

The Gatsby Benchmark Toolkit

The Gatsby Benchmarks are a key measure of the effectiveness of Careers advice. They are also a very important part of the Government’s Career strategy. With the support of our Careers enterprise co-ordinator for South East Cornwall, Lucy Woolridge, who supports the Careers provision and delivery within the school making sure that it meets the expected benchmarks we have currently achieved 7 out of the 8 benchmarks as indicated below, we frequently complete the online compass evaluations to check that our programme and provision meets the expected benchmarks:

Gatsby Benchmark 1 – A stable careers programme – Met

Gatsby Benchmark 2 – Learning from career and labour market information – Met

Gatsby Benchmark 3 – Addressing the needs of each pupil – Still need to meet the tracking of students destinations 3 years after they have left school

Gatsby Benchmark 4 – Linking curriculum learning to careers – Met

Gatsby Benchmark 5 – Encounters with employers and employees – Met

Gatsby Benchmark 6 – Experiences of workplaces – Met

Gatsby Benchmark 7 – Encounters with Further and Higher Education – Met

Gatsby Benchmark 8 – Personal guidance – Met