The Gatsby Benchmarks
The Gatsby benchmarks are a set of eight guidelines that aim to provide a framework for good careers education and guidance in schools. These benchmarks were developed by the Gatsby Charitable Foundation and are widely recognized as a benchmark for excellence in careers education.
The eight Gatsby benchmarks of Good Career Guidance are:
A stable careers programme
Learning from career and labour market information
Addressing the needs of each pupil
Linking curriculum learning to careers
Encounters with employers and employees
Experiences of workplaces
Encounters with further and higher education
By implementing these benchmarks, schools can ensure that their students receive a comprehensive and effective careers education that prepares them for future careers and employment. The Gatsby benchmarks have become an important reference point for schools and colleges in the UK, helping to ensure that all young people receive high-quality careers education and guidance.