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Gatsby benchmarks

 

 

The Gatsby Benchmarks are a framework of eight guidelines that define the best careers provision in secondary schools. Everything we do to meet each of the eight guidelines is listed below.

 

1. A STABLE CAREERS PROGRAMME

  • Carefully thought out careers calendar.
  • Careers policy
  • Independent guidance
  • Career calendar
  • Careers integrated throughout school including lessons and tutor time activities
  • Strategic lead and management committee oversight

 

2. LEARNING FROM CAREER AND LABOUR MARKET INFORMATION

  • Career Connect
  • Labour market information displayed around school and ,  students and discussed as part of CXK one to one interviews

 

3. ADDRESSING THE NEEDS OF EACH PUPIL

  • Engaging with Kent Choices
  • One-to-one interviews with NWKAPS destinations team
  • One-to-one interviews with CXK
  • Summer transition

 

4. LINKING CURRICULUM LEARNING TO CAREERS

  • Curriculum designed with destination focus
  • Links between lessons and destinations
  • Prince’s trust link to work experience and employability skills

 

5. ENCOUNTERS WITH EMPLOYERS AND EMPLOYEES

  • Work place visits
  • Cultural capital calendar
  • Enterprise and marketing added to curriculum
  • Enterprise events (Bluewater marketing)
  • Enterprise events including producing, marketing and selling with profits going to charity.
  • MacMillan coffee mornings

 

6. EXPERIENCES OF WORKPLACES

  • Work experience through MEBP
  • Long-term work experience placements

 

7. ENCOUNTERS WITH FURTHER AND HIGHER EDUCATION

 

8. PERSONAL GUIDANCE

  • CXK support
  • Individual support provided by destinations team
  • Dedicated ‘careers days’ 
  • The Education People support provided to at risk NEETs

 

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