Benchmarks & Background
Piloting the Benchmarks
Between 2015 and 2017, 16 schools and colleges in the North East of England, coordinated by the Local Enterprise Partnership, took part in a pilot programme to test the Good Career Guidance benchmarks. The schools and colleges were chosen to represent a wide range of sizes, locations, Ofsted ratings and types, including a Pupil Referral Unit.
At the start of the pilot, 50% of the schools and colleges in the pilot were achieving no benchmarks, and no institution was achieving more than three. But after two years of hard work over 85% reached between six and eight benchmarks, with three institutions achieving all eight.