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To view our CEIAG Policy, please visit our policies page 

Provision (Statement of Entitlement)

The Gatsby Benchmarks are a framework of 8 guidelines that define the best careers provision in schools and colleges. The Careers Strategy is built around them, and they make a great place to start for planning or improving your programme. 


The Gatsby Benchmark

Our Provision

A stable careers programme

‘An embedded programme of career education and guidance that is known and understood by everyone.’


Careers Education is delivered via the Form programme. The overarching Careers programme is outlined in the CEIAG calendar and Individual Action Plan.


Learning from career & labour market information

‘Access to good quality information about future study options and labour market opportunities.’


Students are encouraged to research Labour Market Information. This is also embedded in our Careers Information and Interviews.

Addressing the needs of each student

‘Opportunities for advice and support need to be tailored to the needs of each student.’


Students have access to a qualified Careers Adviser. She is brought in from Education Business Partnership for 10 days per academic year.


Linking curriculum learning to careers

‘All teachers should link curriculum learning with careers.’


Subjects are linked to careers through Departmental displays and Options booklets.


Encounters with employers and employees

‘Students should have multiple opportunities to learn from employers about work, employment and the skills that are valued in the workplace.’


All students encounter employers and employees via Careers Talks and Workshops, and Year 12 students also have encounters via Work Experience.

Year 10 students may also obtain work experience placements in Term 6 should they wish.

Experiences of workplaces

‘Students should have first-hand experiences of the workplace through work visits, work shadowing and/or work experience.’


All students in Year 12 take part in a two-week Work Experience placement.

Year 10 students may also obtain work experience placements in Term 6 should they wish.

Encounters with Further and Higher Education

‘Students should understand the full range of learning

opportunities that are available to them.’


Students are encouraged to research and consider the various institutions. We organise a Careers Fair through EBP to highlight Further Education Institutions, Apprenticeships and Employers.


Personal Guidance

‘Every student should have opportunities for guidance

interviews with a career adviser’


Every student has access to our external Careers Adviser. All students in Year 11 attend a one-on-one interview.