Compass support prompt questions

As your school reaches the eight Gatsby Benchmarks, it is important to feel confident that your interpretation of the benchmarks aligns with other schools across the country. These prompt questions are designed to support a review process that will provide reassurance that you’re on the right track.

Please note that these questions are prompts to encourage further good practice, rather than add additional sub benchmark questions.

Top tips
  • Use these prompt questions as part of a review with your Enterprise Adviser and Enterprise Coordinator
  • This resource can be used as a tool to inform your future planning
  • Remember cohorts change regularly, so ensure all students have an effective careers education programme


  • 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