What is Gatsby Benchmark 3?

Addressing the needs of each pupil

In detail

  • Pupils have different career guidance needs at different stages. Opportunities for advice and support need to be tailored to the needs of each pupil. A school’s careers programme should embed equality and diversity considerations throughout.
  • A school’s careers programme should actively seek to challenge stereotypical thinking and raise aspirations.
  • Schools should keep systematic records of the individual advice given to each pupil, and subsequent agreed decisions. All pupils should have access to these records to support their career development. 
  • Schools should collect and retain accurate data for each pupil on their education, training or employment destinations for at least three years after they leave the school.

Hear from Careers Leaders delivering benchmark

Matthew Joyce and Richard Burrows speak about raising aspirations and challenging stereotypes at Harton Academy.


Resources

We've worked with Careers Leaders from across the country to identify useful, freely available online resources to help you:

Resource Description Access resources
Gatsby Benchmark toolkits Our practical toolkits focus on the Gatsby Benchmarks. They are designed to help schools and colleges identify what 'good' looks like across the eight benchmarks.

Toolkit for Schools [PDF]

Toolkit for Colleges [PDF]

Toolkit for SEND [PDF]