Careers: Gatsby Benchmarks
What are the Gatsby Benchmarks?
The Gatsby Benchmarks were developed on behalf of the Gatsby Foundation by Sir John Holman. They define what world class careers provision in education looks like and provide a clear framework for organising the careers provision at your school or college.
The benchmarks are enshrined in statutory guidance and, as a School, it is our responsibility to oversee the implementation of the benchmarks.
The 8 Gatsby Benchmarks
1) A stable careers programme: KDHS has an embedded programme of career education and guidance that is planned throughout Year 7 to Year 13.
2) Learning from career and labour market information: Every student, and their parents, will have access to good quality information about future study options and labour market opportunities. They have the support of an informed and independent adviser who make best use of available information.
3) Addressing the needs of each student: Students have different career guidance needs at different stages. Opportunities for advice and support are tailored to the needs of each student. Our careers programme embeds equality and diversity considerations throughout its delivery across different key stages.
4) Linking curriculum learning to careers: All teachers link curriculum learning with careers. STEM subject teachers highlight the relevance of STEM subjects for a wide range of future career paths.
5) Encounters with employers and employees: Every student will have multiple opportunities to learn from employers about work, employment and the skills that are valued in the workplace. This can be through a range of enrichment activities including visiting speakers, mentoring, and enterprise schemes.
6) Experiences of workplaces: Every student will have first-hand experiences of the workplace through work visits, work shadowing and/or work experience to help their exploration of career opportunities, and expand their networks
7) Encounters with further and higher education: All students will understand the full range of learning opportunities that are available to them. This includes both academic and vocational routes and learning in schools, colleges, universities, and in the workplace.
8) Personal guidance: Every student will have opportunities for guidance interviews with a career adviser, who could be internal (a member of school staff) or external, provided they are trained to an appropriate level. These should be available whenever significant study or career choices are being made. They should be expected for all students but should be timed to meet their individual needs.
For more information as to how we are meeting these benchmarks, please see the summary document outlining our intent and impact.
Lead: Mr. A. Taylor-Forbes,
Admin: Mrs. A. Burton
Telephone: 0161 740 7248
Provider Access Legislation, Jan 2023
Career Policies and Provider Access Request
NEET Policy - Supporting Students and Families
Labour Market Info
Xello Guide (PPT)
Year 10 Work Experience
Year 12 Work Experience