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Gatsby Benchmark 3: Addressing the needs of each learner

Pupils have different career guidance needs at different stages. Opportunities for advice and support need to be tailored to the needs of each pupil. A school’s careers programme should embed equality and diversity considerations throughout. A school’s careers programme should actively seek to challenge stereotypical thinking and raise aspirations. Schools should keep systematic records of the individual advice given to each student and subsequent agreed decisions. All students should have access to these records to support their career development. Schools should collect and maintain accurate data for each student on their education, training or employment destinations for at least three years after they leave school.

The resources on this page will support you to attain 100% in Gatsby Benchmark 3

Challenge gender norms

  • Modern Muse is striving to eradicate the gender pay gap by empowering girls to lead in the world’s top industries.  The charity building a network of Youth Ambassadors in secondary schools The website connects girls to hundreds of women (Muses) working in a variety of careers, who support the girls to develop leadership skills.
  •  PWC Tech We Can lesson plans - these resources can be used for boys and girls, but focus on inspiring more females to enter technology careers.
  • Girls Who Code Clubs are free programmes designed to get girls aged 11-18 excited about computer science. In Clubs, girls engage in fun and engaging online coding tutorials, build community through interactive activities, learn about inspiring role models in tech, and work together to design solutions to real-world problems facing their communities. Clubs are designed to be run by anyone, regardless of experience with computer science. The club overview flyer includes all programme details 

Support all young people with SEND 

Track students' destinations

  • While students are still at school:
    • Use SIMS or equivalent MI system to track your learners
    • Use Tracker - The Careers and Enterprise Company's careers dashboard - to record students' participation in careers activities
    • Record the results of students' formal conversations about careers - for example, in a ‘what's next?’ form, a careers  action plan, or a written a summary of their 1-2-1 with a careers guidance professional
    • Use an e-portfolio to record information about their activities and learning. Some of the products available are: GrofarStart, Kloodle
    • Identify students aged 16 to 17 who are likely to be at risk of becoming NEET so that you can support them with the help of YES (Eastbourne office 01323 410803, Hastings office 01424 722045).
  • Once students have left school:
    • Follow up with those at risk of being NEET in liaison with YES 
    • Speak to colleges and training providers to establish which school leavers are on college courses or in pre and post 16 training options
    • Use social media and alumni networks to try and fill any gaps in information.

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