The Gatsby Benchmarks are a framework of 8 guidelines defining the best careers provision in school and colleges. 

The Birkenhead Park School has the responsibility to provide students with a high quality careers programme, to help prepare students for their chosen pathway into further education, training and/or employment. BPS’ careers programme is produced from the Gatsby Benchmarks and constantly evaluated, to ensure we are inspiring students and raising their aspirations to be able to make well-informed choices about their future.

The eight Gatsby Benchmarks are:

  1. A Stable careers programme
  2. Learning from Career and Labour Market Information
  3. Addressing the needs of each student
  4. Linking curriculum learning to careers
  5. Encounters with employers and employees
  6. Experiences of workplaces
  7. Encounters with further and higher education
  8. Personal Guidance

For further information about each benchmark please see the below resources:

Gatsby Benchmarks | The Careers and Enterprise Company

Good Career Guidance | Education | Gatsby