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Gatsby Benchmark toolkit – SEND

If you are working to deliver the Gatsby Benchmarks for young people with SEND – in any setting – you will find lots of practical help in this toolkit.

  • Careers Leader
  • Further Education provider
  • Governor
  • Training Provider
  • Trust
  • Free
  • BM1: A stable Careers Programme
  • BM2: Learning from Career and Labour Market Information
  • BM3: Addressing the needs of each pupil
  • BM4: Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • BM5: Encounters with Employers and Employees
  • BM6: Experiences of the workplace
  • BM7: Encounters with Further and Higher Education
  • BM8: Personal Guidance
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Guidance
  • SEND

Gatsby Benchmark toolkit – colleges

Identify what ‘good’ looks like across all eight Gatsby Benchmarks, see useful case studies, and follow practical suggestions for putting the benchmarks into practice.

  • Careers Leader
  • Further Education provider
  • Free
  • BM1: A stable Careers Programme
  • BM2: Learning from Career and Labour Market Information
  • BM3: Addressing the needs of each pupil
  • BM4: Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • BM5: Encounters with Employers and Employees
  • BM6: Experiences of the workplace
  • BM7: Encounters with Further and Higher Education
  • BM8: Personal Guidance
  • Further education and skills
  • Guidance
  • SEND

Gatsby Benchmark toolkit – schools

Access case studies of best practice in schools, as well as tips and practical suggestions for successfully implementing the eight Gatsby Benchmarks.

  • Careers Leader
  • Free
  • BM1: A stable Careers Programme
  • BM2: Learning from Career and Labour Market Information
  • BM3: Addressing the needs of each pupil
  • BM4: Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • BM5: Encounters with Employers and Employees
  • BM6: Experiences of the workplace
  • BM7: Encounters with Further and Higher Education
  • BM8: Personal Guidance
  • Guidance
  • SEND

Gatsby Benchmark 1 Module 1: Creating a Strategic Careers Plan

The following resource and support are designed to support a Careers Leader to create a strategic careers plan. The resource and support include a ‘Building a Strategic Careers Plan’ guidance document and a Careers Leader recorded webinar on this element of Benchmark 1

  • Careers Leader
  • Further Education provider
  • Training Provider
  • Trust
  • BM1: A stable Careers Programme
  • Training

Gatsby Benchmark 1 Module 2: Building a progressive careers programme

The following resource and support are designed to support a Careers Leader to build a progressive careers programme. The resource and support include a ‘Building a progressive careers programme’ guidance document and a link to a Careers Leader recorded webinar on this element of Benchmark 1

  • Careers Leader
  • Further Education provider
  • Training Provider
  • Trust
  • Free
  • BM1: A stable Careers Programme
  • Training

Experiences of workplaces - Practical ideas for achieving Gatsby Benchmark 6

This report provides practical insights from Careers Leaders about how to deliver meaningful workplace experiences for young people in secondary schools, colleges and special schools. It is targeted at schools and colleges seeking ideas for how to improve their provision.

  • Careers Leader
  • Free
  • BM6: Experiences of the workplace
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Research
  • SEND

BM6: How to meet Gatsby Benchmark 6 more meaningfully and deliver positive student outcomes

Watch this webinar and following the accompanying resource to support planning and delivery of meaningful experiences of the workplace

  • Careers Leader
  • Further Education provider
  • Governor
  • Trust
  • Volunteer
  • Free
  • BM5: Encounters with Employers and Employees
  • BM6: Experiences of the workplace
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Information booklets/sheets
  • Presentations
  • Training

Gatsby Benchmark 4 Webinar Careers in the Curriculum Modelling Tool

Watch this webinar and use the accompanying Careers in the Curriculum Modelling Tool Guide to support embedding Careers in the Curriculum 

  • Careers Leader
  • Further Education provider
  • Training Provider
  • Trust
  • Free
  • BM4: Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Audio
  • Information booklets/sheets
  • Presentations
  • Training
  • Videos

Careers and enterprise provision in England’s colleges in 2019: Detailed Gatsby Benchmark results

This report builds on the national results from the State of the Nation Report 2019 with additional analysis of the Compass data for colleges specifically, to provide Careers Leaders, college leaders and their external partners with the insights needed to make further progress.

  • Careers Leader
  • Further Education provider
  • Free
  • Further education and skills
  • Research

Skills Builder: Benchmark

Skills Builder Benchmark is an online self-assessment tool. Individuals aged 11+ can register and record their reflections against the Skills Builder Framework

  • Careers Leader
  • Further Education provider
  • Training Provider
  • Free
  • BM3: Addressing the needs of each pupil
  • BM1: A stable Careers Programme
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Audio
  • Employer engagement
  • Parent engagement
  • Evaluation/impact measurement tool
  • Videos
  • SEND

Find an Activity Provider tool

This portal lists organisations that have activities that meet Gatsby Benchmark 5 (encounters with employers and employees) and Benchmark 6 (experience of workplaces)

  • Careers Leader
  • Further Education provider
  • Training Provider
  • Volunteer
  • Costed
  • BM5: Encounters with Employers and Employees
  • BM6: Experiences of the workplace
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Presentations
  • Training
  • Transition
  • Virtual
  • SEND

Encounters with Higher and Further education - Practical ideas for achieving Gatsby Benchmark 7

This report provides practical insights from Careers Leaders about how to deliver meaningful encounters with further and higher education for young people in secondary schools, colleges and special schools. It is targeted at schools and colleges seeking ideas for how to improve their provision.

  • Careers Leader
  • Further Education provider
  • Free
  • BM7: Encounters with Further and Higher Education
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Research
  • SEND