Gatsby Benchmark 3

Sections

What good looks like

Young people have different career guidance needs at different stages. Opportunities for advice and support need to be tailored to the needs of each pupil. A school’s or college’s careers programme should embed equality and diversity considerations throughout.

 

 

Why this matters

  • 26% of young people who received free school meals (FSM) in year 11 are not in education or employment (NEET) aged 18-24, compared to 13% of non-FSM students
  • High achieving students from disadvantaged backgrounds are less likely to apply to higher education, attend a high-status university, or access high status professional jobs than similarly qualified peers from more affluent backgrounds
  • FSM students make up only 16.7% of students in KS5 (16-18 years) academic pathways in comparison to 28% on vocational pathways
  • 1,400 more students per year in post-16 EET during 2018/19 connected to schools’ reported Gatsby Benchmark provision.

 

The benefits of Gatsby benchmark achievement for Post 16 destinations report click here.

Webinar series:

  1. Exploring approaches to the collection and maintenance of destination data and student records >Webinar (Jan/Feb 2022)  
  2. Making effective use of destinations data >Webinar (Jan/Feb 2022)
  3. Inclusion and developing careers provision to meet the needs of all students > Webinar (March 2022)

Careers Leaders:

Getting started with BM3

  • Refer to the CDI Framework and Skills Builder to ensure that your progressive careers programme scaffolds student knowledge and understanding linked to allow students to challenge stereotypical thinking and raise aspirations.
  • Explore how Compass+ can support you with collection and visualisation of Destination Data.
  • Consider how you can engage students and track actual and intended destinations. The DfE will soon be releasing updated Destinations Data Good Practice Guide.
  • Refer to resource and support from Benchmark 1 relating to strategic planning and evaluation to inform best practice on making effective use of Destination Data.

Training 

All Careers Leaders require Outstanding training

 

For further support with Benchmark 1 register for our fully funded Careers Leader training. 

 

Download our Training Catalogue which includes all the information you need and a helpful comparison guide on the 11 high-quality Training Providers we work with. Here you will be able to choose the right course to suit you and your development, so that you can embed a successful careers programme in your school/college. 

 

Once you have chosen the right course and Training Provider for you, you are all set to register!

 

Register today

Careers in Context: Can Do Approaches

Young people will have had very different experiences during the pandemic and may require different or enhanced support

Opportunity:

  • Prioritise working with colleagues from senior leadership team and other key staff to ensure that the careers programme is responsive and effective in supporting and tracking positive destination outcomes for all students.

How:

  • Establish systems and processes to track, record and respond to intended and actual destinations ensuring that vulnerable students and those at risk of not making positive transitions are identified and supported.
  • Support existing and newly identified vulnerable groups by providing tailored opportunities for advice and support, particularly for newly identified vulnerable groups may include those disproportionately or unexpectedly impacted by Covid-19.
  • You can support the most vulnerable students by: Aligning your careers programme to whole school or college initiatives on student engagement and NEET prevention.
  • Work with colleagues to understand key groups of students who are most at risk of NEET or not making a positive transition to ensure that your progressive careers programme explicitly meets the needs of these students.
  • Analysing destination data and knowledge of local labour market to inform and shape your careers programme.
  • Compass+ can support you with tracking and recording student level intended and actual destinations. You can also create custom groups so you can target relevant careers interventions for students with highest need.
  • Refer to resource and support from Benchmark 1 relating to strategic planning and evaluation to inform best practice on making effective use of Destination Data.

Education Leaders and Governors:

Education Leaders and Governors: For further information on each Benchmark, to support you in your role, please see the Education Leader, Secondary and College Governor Guides.

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Gatsby BM3
Key stages
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Tackling NEET Toolkit

Connect your practical experience with research informed frameworks for understanding the risks to NEEThood and planning effective interventions.

Developed in collaboration with educators and local authority professionals during a three year research study to understand and intervene on Early School leaving across five EU nations, these research-informed tools offer practical and CPD support for professionals working with young people at risk of NEET/Early School Leaving.

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Gatsby BM2, 3, 4
SEND
Key stages
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Explore Construction: Build an Exciting Future in Construction

Careers Collective were commissioned in 2022, by the Construction Industry Training Board to create a film and learning materials for schools (mainstream and specialist) that showcased their industry and the multiple pathways and careers that are open to students; in particular ways of achieving robust and valued qualifications without going to university.

Gatsby BM1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
SEND
Key stages

Talentino!

Talentino programmes have been helping to improve career outcomes for young people with a range of learning difficulties in a mixture of settings – special schools, mainstream schools, AP, PRU, SEMH, etc.

They also provide great opportunities for learning more, through their regular newsletters, annual SEND Careers Conference, and by publishing free resources.

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Gatsby BM2, 3, 4
Key stages

Careermap Advice Hub

Do your students need a little career direction? We understand that the job hunt can feel overwhelming at times, which is why our career advice hub has lots of support on finding a job, nailing the application process, apprenticeships, graduate schemes and other pathways plus much more!

 

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