GATSBY 8 Benchmarks

GATSBY 8 Benchmarks

Every young person needs high-quality career guidance to make informed decisions about their future.

In 2013 Gatsby commissioned Sir John Holman – Emeritus Professor of Chemistry at the University of York, senior education adviser and former headteacher – who then wrote the The Good Career Guidance Report which identifies a set of eight benchmarks that schools can use as a framework for improving their careers provision.

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Milestone Academy: GATSBY 8 Benchmarks

The eight Gatsby benchmarks of Good Career Guidance

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