Gatsby Benchmarks

GatsbyGood Career Guidance

Good career guidance is critical if young people are to raise their aspirations and capitalise on the opportunities available to them.

The report “Good Career Guidance” was published in 2014 and identified eight benchmarks that are at the core of good careers provision. Known as the Gatsby Benchmarks, GANF are committed to the following; 

  • Providing a stable careers programme
  • Learning from career and labour market information
  • Addressing the needs of each pupil
  • Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • Encounters with employers and employees
  • Experiences of workplaces
  • Encounters with further and higher education
  • Personal guidance

The Gatsby Benchmarks have a key role in: 

  • Raising young people’s aspirations and promoting access to all career pathways
  • Enabling all young people to develop the skills and outlook they need to achieve career wellbeing, including adaptability and resilience
  • Underpinning the Department for Education guidance to schools on meeting their statutory responsibility for careers guidance

At Grantham Additional Needs Fellowship we recognize that effective careers guidance contributes to raising aspirations, improving motivation and overcoming barriers to success regardless of ability. As such we prepare our students for the next stage of their education, training and beyond. Every student is challenged appropriately and gains the knowledge and attitudes to enable them to continue lifelong learning. 

The Careers Leader for GANF is Jo Corrall, please email enquiries@ganf-cit.co.uk  or call 01476 564957.