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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.

  • Employer
  • Governors
  • Free
  • Benchmark 2
  • Benchmark 1
  • Benchmark 3
  • Benchmark 4
  • Benchmark 6
  • Benchmark 5
  • Benchmark 7
  • Benchmark 8
  • Evaluation of careers programme
  • Evaluation/impact measurement tool
  • SEND

Example Careers Calendar of events

Developed by the team at Solihull Careers Hub, this is an editable overview for an academic year of events and specific weeks across the country to support in planning events and the development of a careers education programme.

  • Employer
  • Governors
  • Parents and Carers
  • Free
  • Benchmark 1
  • Benchmark 4
  • Benchmark 5
  • Benchmark 7
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Information booklets/sheets
  • SEND

Example evaluations

Improve your planning activity with our quality-assured example evaluation forms – designed for all stakeholders and fully editable to meet your needs.

  • Employer
  • Governors
  • Parents and Carers
  • Free
  • Benchmark 1
  • Careers Programme
  • Evaluation of careers programme
  • Benchmark 3
  • Benchmark 4
  • Benchmark 5
  • Benchmark 6
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Evaluation/impact measurement tool
  • Information booklets/sheets
  • SEND

Finding Your Futures

Developed by the National SEND Employment Forum these videos are aimed at introducing learners with special educational needs and disabilities (although they are not exclusive to this group) to an array of jobs and sectors

  • Employer
  • Free
  • Benchmark 5
  • Benchmark 3
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Videos
  • SEND

FutureGoals Spotlight resource

Students will work in small teams to complete a wide range of tasks in order to stage the biggest and best festival ever! Working alongside leading practitioners, a series of free resources, lesson plans, films and activities have been created to bust the myths surrounding careers in the creative sector and provide a wider understanding of the less traditional, yet in-demand, roles.

  • Employer
  • Free
  • Benchmark 4
  • Benchmark 5
  • Benchmark 3
  • Benchmark 2
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Lesson plans
  • Presentations
  • Videos
  • Virtual
  • Worksheets
  • SEND

Innovation Challenge

Learn about the design, process and implementation of The Doncaster Innovation Challenge – an inter-school competition aimed at meeting Gatsby Benchmarks 4 and 5.

  • Employer
  • Free
  • Benchmark 5
  • Benchmark 2
  • Benchmark 4
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Lesson plans
  • Presentations
  • Template
  • SEND

Journey/roadmap

Make sure everyone knows which way you’re heading: ensure all stakeholders understand your careers programme by using these templates to present it in a visual way.

  • Employer
  • Governors
  • Parents and Carers
  • Free
  • Benchmark 1
  • Benchmark 3
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Information booklets/sheets
  • Template
  • SEND

LLEP Employer Engagement Guide

Developed by the Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership the purpose of this guide is to help your school or college to build long-lasting relationships with local businesses to enhance the interventions your students receive throughout their time at your establishment.

  • Employer
  • Free
  • Benchmark 5
  • Benchmark 6
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Information booklets/sheets
  • SEND