Gatsby Benchmark 1: A stable careers programme

Every school and college should have an embedded programme of career education and guidance that is known and understood by pupils, parents, teachers and employers.

Here you will find links and resources that endeavour to support schools to meet 100% in Gatsby Benchmark 1

Latest updates

The Careers & Enterprise Company has published its Spring term report card which demonstrates the progress made in careers education in England. Read Chairman Christine Hodgson’s blog here. 

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Top tips on achieving this benchmark:

  • Get your governors on board to support CEIAG delivery with the NCW 2019 Governors CEIAG Handbook
  • Ensure that your careers programme has regular overviews. Publish your careers programme on your website so that students, parents, teachers and employers can access and understand it.
  • Have a look at the Careers and Enterprise toolkit ' Quick wins for parental engagement.' The Enterprise Coordinators within the Careers Hub can also assist in supporting your staff through running sessions on INSET days or information stands at parent evenings.
  • A priority is to ensure that your careers policy and provider access statement are written and published on your website. Example of policy statement on provider access pgs 33.36. Contact your Enterprise Coordinator for further advice on career policies to be inspired by.

How to develop your careers programme