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
SEND
Key stages

YourGamePlan

YourGamePlan is a free online learning platform designed to help young people transition from school to the workplace, and widen their understanding of the career opportunities available to them.

Gatsby BM1, 2, 3, 8
Key stages

Xello (Cascaid)

Xello is an engaging online program that prepares students for post-secondary success in academics, career and life. With Xello, you’ll have everything you need to help your students build the skills and knowledge to create actionable plans for the future, regardless of their chosen pathway.

Gatsby BM3
SEND
Key stages

Working with Autism

This resource has been created by Doncaster College and University Centre.

It takes key information from the SPELL Framework developed by The National Autistic Society as a starting point.

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Gatsby BM1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7
SEND
Key stages
Campaigns

Work It series

Developed by the The Careers & Enterprise Company, Work It is a series of careers talks with young people, for young people. Learn about some of the different routes available after leaving education from a range of inspiring youth voices. These also raise awareness of roles of the young people and the businesses they work for.

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Gatsby BM1, 3, 4, 7
Key stages

Why It Matters

The Why It Matters resources developed by the team at Loughborough University are designed to help students to understand where studying different subjects (both post 16 and post 18) might lead.

Gatsby BM3
SEND
Key stages

What's next?

Developed by Endeavour Training.

This resource is an employability and further education advice pack for young people and parents. The pack is produced in both English and Roma languages. The pack is focussed on opportunities in Sheffield and the surrounding areas but has elements which are universal across all areas. The pack has been designed to be accessible to people with SEN.

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