The eight Gatsby Benchmarks are the framework for good career guidance developed to support schools in providing students with the best possible careers education, information, advice, and guidance which we are implementing at Milton School.
A school’s career programme should actively seek to challenge stereotypical thinking and raise aspirations Schools should keep systematic records of the individual advice given to each pupil and subsequent agreed decisions.
All pupils should have access to these records to support their career development. Schools should collect and maintain accurate data for each pupil on their education, training or employment destinations for at least 3 years after they leave the school.
By the age of 16, every pupil should have had a meaningful encounter with providers of the full range of learning opportunities, including 6th forms, colleges, universities and apprenticeship providers.
This should include the opportunity to meet both staff and pupils. By the age of 18 all pupils who are considering applying for university should have had at least 2 visits to universities to meet staff and pupils.