Gatsby Benchmark 8: Personal guidance

Every pupil should have opportunities for guidance interviews with a careers adviser, who could be internal (a member of school staff) or external, provided they are trained to an appropriate level. These should be available whenever significant study or career choices are being made. They should be expected for all pupils but should be timed to meet their individual needs

Here you will find links and resources that endeavor to support schools to meet 100% in Gatsby Benchmark 8


Improving Personal Guidance 
  • The Career Development Institute’s Guide to Best Practice and Commissioning Independent Career Guidance Services. It includes advice on best practice as well as support on how to commission external support if you need to source an external careers professional.
  • The Careers and Enterprise Company’s What Works in Personal Guidance. It has a summary of the key research and how to ensure it makes the biggest difference to young people
  • Department for Education : Destination Data, Good Practice for schools
Supporting learners with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities to succeed
  • The SEND Community of Practice have designed two Vocational Profiles, unique to East Sussex. Vocational Profiles can be used in both Secondary and Post 16 settings to 
  • Read through this 'Aide Memoir' created by The Education People to find out a little bit more about the history of Vocational Profiling and how Vocational Profiles are to be developed and utilised

Vocational Profile Template, interactive PDF , 16 + Version

Vocational Profile Template, interactive PDF, 12-16 version