Gatsby Benchmarks and DfE Requirements

To achieve the Government's aim, the careers strategy sets out that every school and academy providing secondary education should use the Gatsby Charitable Foundations Benchmark to develop and improve their careers provision

The careers provision we offer seeks to deliver on the Department for Education Careers Statutory Guidance (October 2018), and The 8 Gatsby Benchmarks which are the core of good careers guidance and enterprise provision in schools.

The 8 Benchmarks:
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. Experience of workplaces
7. Encounters with further and higher education
8. Personal guidance

Full details for each benchmark and the Dfe requirements can be found here:

As a member of the Swale Academies Trust, our careers plans and provision are in line with the Trust policy and provide full access for external providers to approach our school and engage with our students.