Careers Leaders are responsible and accountable for the planning, delivery and impact measurement of their school, special school or college’s strategic careers plan and progressive careers programme.
It’s a key role that involves aligning careers provision to the strategic priorities of the school, special school or college and overseeing work towards meeting the Gatsby Benchmarks in a meaningful way for young people.
The Careers Leader needs to be someone who can:
- Take responsibility for continuous improvement of the strategic careers plan and the progressive careers programme, which should be planned and implemented to ensure positive outcomes for young people.
- Coordinate and manage the various elements of the careers programme informed by a strategic careers plan aligned to school, special school or college priorities.
- Liaise with external partners, such as employers, learning providers and career guidance services.
- Pay careful attention to feedback from all stakeholders and to the destinations of pupils.
Developed with you in mind, we’ve made it easy to quickly find the trusted, high quality resources you need to make a difference. We’ve identified, and regularly update, key resources that can directly support you as you plan, implement and measure the impact of your strategic careers plan and progressive careers programme and as you work towards achieving the Gatsby Benchmarks.
Careers Leader Induction: Free Online Learning
Guided Learning Hours: 2-4 hours
Transform your careers programme and develop your skills as a Careers Leader to strategically embed careers in the curriculum.
The following resource and support are designed to support a Careers Leader to create a strategic careers plan. The resource and support include ‘Building a Strategic Careers Plan’ guidance document and a Careers Leader recorded webinar on this element of Benchmark 1.
Access case studies of best practice in schools, as well as tips and practical suggestions for successfully implementing the eight Gatsby Benchmarks.
Identify what ‘good’ looks like across all eight Gatsby Benchmarks, see useful case studies, and follow practical suggestions for putting the benchmarks into practice.
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.
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This programme is focused on the different stages of transition experienced by young people on the journey from education to the world of work.
Green Section: My Environment My Future (MEMF) is a free schools programme which embeds knowledge, resources and guidance on careers within the built environment directly into the delivery of the GCSE and A-level geography curriculum. Since launching in May 2020, over 260 teachers across the UK have engaged with MEMF and the programme is currently launching for the next academic year.
It is completely free to register and download the resources. For more information on MEMF, please visit My Environment My Future – Connecting the curriculum to the built environment career (memf.careers).
This resource contains links to a number of videos developed by Scope, the disability and equality charity. These are featured in the My Skills My Future programme.
This resource links to a series of videos to raise understanding of Ubisoft as a company as part of the My Skills My Future programme.
This resource contains links to a series of videos to support understanding around SONY as an employer as part of the My Skills My Future programme.
Developed as part of the My Skills My Future programme this is a simple task to support young people with SEND to understand elements of the business in the retail sector.
This project is part of the My Skills My Future programme and looks at Marriott International as a Company to raise awareness.
This resource from Hugglepets contains a number of activities that enable a young person to look into more detail at animal care. They are featured in the My Skills My Future programme.
Developed by the team at GM Monk Electricians this easy to use project is designed to support understanding of a task performed by an Electrician and is part of the My Skills My Future programme.
This page contains resources for the Employer project section of the My Skills My Future programme designed by the team at Catcote Academy a Special School in Tees Valley.
Developed by Bam Nuttal this is an employer project which features in the My Skills My Future programme and is around renewable energy. Targeted at Career SEND Group 2 this activity is suitable for those typically likely to take GCSE or Level 2 equivalent qualifications.
Moving on: Student Transitions and Preparing for Adulthood is a pick and mix of different worksheets, activities and guidance to support young people as they transition from school and into adulthood.