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 the world’s top industries.  The website connects girls to hundreds of women (Muses) working in diverse careers to support the girls to develop leadership skills.
  •  PWC Tech We Can lesson plans focus on inspiring more females to enter technology careers. The resources can also be used with boys.
  • Girls Who Code Clubs are free programmes designed to get girls aged 11-18 excited about computer science. 
  • Use these Equality and Human Rights Commission lesson plans to challenge preconceptions about who does what job.

Track students' activity

  • Use the Careers and Enterprise's Compass Plus system to record students' participation in careers activities. This will automatically link to the schools' management information system (SIMS or equivalent), enabling Careers Leaders to more easily design a career programme that best reflects' students talents, interests and needs.
  • Share the individual pupil's Compass Plus data with them for discussion in 1-2-1s - you can print them a copy of their individual record.
  • Encourage Year 11s to use the Employability Passport within the e-prospectus (available with a log-in) to record their employability skills and careers experiences.  Some schools also use e-portfolio platforms, some of which are paid-for, such as: GrofarStart, Kloodle
  • Keep a record of the content of students' formal conversations about careers.

 

Support students who are at risk of becoming NEET

  • 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.

Support all young people with SEND 

Employability skills 

The Careers Hub has produced ten videos and lesson plans to develop all learners' employability skills, themed around the ten Skills Builder skills. See slide five (notes section) of each lesson plan to access the video link.

Aiming high

Staying positive

Creativity

English

Leadership

Listening

Maths

Presenting

Problem solving

Teamwork

Help with Gatsby Benchmark 3 

Ask your Enterprise Coordinator and Enterprise Adviser for further advice and support and consult the Careers and Enterprise Company's resource directory.

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