About Compass

Compass helps you to evaluate your school or college's careers activity against best practice. The evaluation is based on the well-known Gatsby Good Career Guidance Benchmarks. 

The tool is free to use and created by us in partnership with the Gatsby Charitable Foundation. 

Compass has been improved for the 2017/18 school year, with a simpler evaluation process, clear progress indicators and the ability to save and return to your evaluation later.

Compass in 70 seconds

Our short video describes the features and benefits of Compass. 

The Gatsby Benchmarks give your school a framework for improving your careers provision - based on research into what works best for students. Compass helps you to quickly and easily discover your strengths and find areas for improvement.

Features and benefits 

  • Evaluate your careers activity in as little as 30 minutes
  • Compare your school to each of the 8 Gatsby Benchmarks
  • Identify areas for improvement, with resources to help you get there
  • Use your result as the basis for your careers plan for the year

Get started with Schools Hub

Schools Hub is the main place to find all of our tools for schools. Sign up and get started with Compass through Schools Hub. 

Get started with Schools Hub