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Annual review checklist

As a Careers Leader, you can use this revised checklist as an annual review of provision to support your planning for the following year.

  • Careers Leader
  • Further Education provider
  • Governor
  • Training Provider
  • Volunteer
  • Free
  • BM1: A stable Careers Programme
  • Careers Programme
  • Evaluation of careers programme
  • BM3: Addressing the needs of each pupil
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Evaluation/impact measurement tool
  • Information booklets/sheets
  • SEND

CEIAG cross curricular audit – Black Country

This resource, developed by the Black Country Skills Factory, helps Careers Leaders identify whether or not careers are embedded within curriculum subject areas.

  • Careers Leader
  • Trust
  • Free
  • BM4: Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • BM3: Addressing the needs of each pupil
  • English embedded careers learning
  • Maths embedded careers learning
  • Science embedded careers learning
  • Other subject embedded careers learning
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Evaluation/impact measurement tool
  • Information booklets/sheets
  • Template
  • SEND

Compass support prompt questions

Feel confident that your interpretation of the eight Gatsby Benchmarks aligns with that of other schools across the country by using this handy set of prompt questions.

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

Compass+

With our free Compass+ tool you can benchmark, manage, track and report on your school's careers provision at individual student level.

  • Careers Leader
  • Education Leader
  • Further Education provider
  • Training Provider
  • Trust
  • Free
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Evaluation/impact measurement tool
  • SEND

Cornwall Hub BM1 resource

This newsletter, developed by the team at our Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Hub, includes lots of useful templates and examples to support all areas of Gatsby Benchmark 1.

  • Careers Leader
  • Further Education provider
  • Training Provider
  • Volunteer
  • Free
  • BM1: A stable Careers Programme
  • Careers Programme
  • Evaluation of careers programme
  • Evaluation/impact measurement tool
  • Information booklets/sheets
  • SEND

Destination Data analysis example

Developed by the Career Leader at Bedford Academy this resource is an example of how destination data can be analysed and used to inform future provision

  • Careers Leader
  • Governor
  • Trust
  • Free
  • BM3: Addressing the needs of each pupil
  • BM8: Personal Guidance
  • BM7: Encounters with Further and Higher Education
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Evaluation/impact measurement tool
  • Information booklets/sheets
  • SEND

Destination data procedure – Shuttleworth College

Use this example to plan out how to collect data, follow the correct procedures, and analyse and report on the destination data itself.

  • Careers Leader
  • Governor
  • Trust
  • BM3: Addressing the needs of each pupil
  • Destinations data
  • BM1: A stable Careers Programme
  • Evaluation of careers programme
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Evaluation/impact measurement tool
  • Information booklets/sheets
  • SEND

Evaluation Guide for Careers Activities and Programmes

Developed by the team in Swindon and Wiltshire Careers Hub, this resource supports Careers Leaders with approaches to feedback and effective evaluation of their careers programme. There is a longer guide for Careers Leader available along with a shorter quick reference version

  • Careers Leader
  • Further Education provider
  • Governor
  • Training Provider
  • Trust
  • Volunteer
  • Free
  • BM1: A stable Careers Programme
  • Evaluation of careers programme
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Evaluation/impact measurement tool
  • Template
  • SEND

Example Strategic Careers Plan: The Link School (AP)

Example strategic careers plan from The Link School, Sunderland (AP)

This strategy covers 2021-2024 and was updated January 2021

The strategy outlines the school’s vision for careers and the main aims of careers provision at the school

Detail includes: vision, SWOT analysis strategic objectives and key actions. The School’s Provider Access policy is also included.

  • Careers Leader
  • Free
  • BM1: A stable Careers Programme
  • Careers Programme
  • Evaluation of careers programme
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Evaluation/impact measurement tool
  • Information booklets/sheets
  • SEND

Making it meaningful

Our overview and check list help Career Leaders ensure each encounter or experience is meaningful for all participants. 

  • Careers Leader
  • Employer
  • Further Education provider
  • Training Provider
  • Volunteer
  • Free
  • BM5: Encounters with Employers and Employees
  • BM4: Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • BM6: Experiences of the workplace
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Employer engagement
  • Evaluation/impact measurement tool
  • Information booklets/sheets
  • Presentations
  • SEND

Meaningful experiences toolkit

Developed by Forum Talent potential. Create meaningful learning experiences in partnership with local employers. This valuable toolkit is designed to help students make better choices about their futures.

  • Careers Leader
  • Further Education provider
  • Training Provider
  • Free
  • BM4: Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • English embedded careers learning
  • Science embedded careers learning
  • Other subject embedded careers learning
  • BM3: Addressing the needs of each pupil
  • BM1: A stable Careers Programme
  • Staff training
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Employer engagement
  • Evaluation/impact measurement tool
  • Information booklets/sheets
  • SEND