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Gatsby Benchmarks

What are the Gatsby Benchmarks?

The Gatsby Benchmarks were developed on behalf of the Gatsby Foundation by Sir John Holman. They define what world class careers provision in education looks like and provide a clear framework for organising the careers provision at your school or college.

The benchmarks are enshrined in statutory guidance and as a ţƵ Leader, it is your responsibility to oversee the implementation of the benchmarks in your education setting.

​The 8 Gatsby Benchmarks are:

  1. A stable careers programme ​
  2. Learning from careers and labour market information ​
  3. Addressing the needs of each student
  4. Linking curriculum learning to careers
  5. Encounters with employers and employees
  6. Experiences of workplaces
  7. Encounters with further and higher education
  8. Personal guidance

We have two free digital products that can support you to evaluate your careers provision against the Gatsby Benchmarks, Compass and Compass+. Learn more about Compass and Compass+ on ourTools and Resourcespage.

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For further information on the Gatsby Benchmarks and statutory guidance, please visit the following sites:

Gatsby Benchmark resources

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