Matravers School

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Gatsby Benchmarks

What are the Gatsby Benchmarks?

In 2013, Sir John Holman researched what pragmatic actions could improve career guidance and subsequently he developed the Good Career Guidance Benchmarks. “Every young person needs high-quality career guidance to make informed decisions about their future."

He established a set of eight benchmarks that schools can use as a framework for improving their careers provision.

We at Matravers School are working towards meeting all eight Gatsby Benchmarks by 2020, the table below is a self-evaluation taken by Compass (Careers Benchmark Tool).

During this academic year, 2020-2021, our current progress towards the Gatsby Benchmarks takes into account the activities which have already taken place as well as the planned activities for the year.

 

National % schools achieving benchmark

Current Progress

(March, based on planned activities for the current academic year)

Benchmark Achieved?

 

Benchmark 1

A stable careers programme

21%

100%

Yes

Benchmark 2

Learning from career and labour market information

52%

80%

In Progress

Benchmark 3

Addressing the needs of each pupil

25%

90%

In Progress

Benchmark 4

Linking curriculum learning to careers

45%

100%

Yes

Benchmark 5

Encounters with employers and employees

58%

100%

Yes

Benchmark 6

Experiences of workplaces

52%

75%

In Progress

Benchmark 7

Encounters with further and higher education

30%

62%

In Progress

Benchmark 8

Personal guidance

61%

75%

In Progress