Support & Tools

Since the Benchmarks have been adopted as part of national policy, Gatsby has been working to share the lessons learned as part of the benchmarks pilot in the North East of England and deepen our understanding of what good looks like through our research and publications.

We work in partnership with national organisations, including the Careers & Enterprise Company, to support all schools and colleges on their improvement journey. Click below to read about these organisations and the support they can offer.

Publications

Good Career Guidance

The original Good Career Guidance report, which introduces the Gatsby Benchmarks.

Good Career Guidance: Appendices

Appendices from the original fieldwork and research for Good Career Guidance, including reports from overseas visits; independent school visit reports; key literature resources, lists of contributors and consultees; and the school survey results.

Good Career Guidance: Benchmarks for schools

A short-form leaflet outlining the Gatsby Benchmarks for schools.

Good Career Guidance: Benchmarks for young people in colleges

A leaflet detailing the Benchmarks as they apply specifically to colleges.

Good Career Guidance: Perspectives from the special educational needs and disabilities sector

Produced in collaboration with The Careers & Enterprise Company and Disability Rights UK, a collection of perspectives from practitioners and national leaders specialising in special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), focusing on how they have applied the Gatsby Benchmarks successfully in a range of contexts.

Reaching the Gatsby Benchmarks handbook

Compiled in collaboration with the schools and colleges who took part in the North East pilot of the Gatsby Benchmarks, this handbook contains good practice tips and case studies of how schools and colleges can meet the Benchmarks.

Support for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

As the Benchmarks were taken up by schools and colleges in the North East during the pilot, a group of practitioners working with students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), in special schools and the mainstream, agreed that the Benchmarks were a framework which could be applied to all students. Gatsby has published Good Career Guidance: Perspectives from the SEND sector to give a voice to these practitioners and sector leaders. The publication examines how the Gatsby Benchmarks have been used successfully to enhance careers education in a range of contexts. Click below to read about their experiences.

SEND practitioner perspectives

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