The Government’s Careers Strategy sets out a long term plan to build a world
class careers system that will help young people and adults choose the career
that is right for them. To achieve this aim, the Careers Strategy sets out that
every school providing secondary education should use the Gatsby Charitable
Foundation Benchmarks to develop and improve their careers provision. The Gatsby
Benchmarks are not a statutory framework but by adopting them, schools can be
confident that they are fulfilling their legal duties.’ DfE January 2018
(Careers guidance and access for education and training providers).
The De Montfort School has adopted the Gatsby Benchmark Tool Kit and is also
working with The Careers and Enterprise Company who has provided an adviser to
our school, Mike Gee. Mike will work closely with the careers team to enhance
our provision for pupils with careers information, advice and guidance.
The De Montfort School Careers Leader
Miss K Green
Telephone: 01386 442060
An audit of current provision was undertaken in June 2018, closely followed by completion of the Compass Careers Benchmark tool, which helped our school to devise a coherent offer for our pupils. The Benchmarks are as follows:
Benchmark 1 - A Stable Careers Programme
Benchmark 2 - Learning from career and labour market information
Benchmark 3 - Addressing the needs of each pupil
Benchmark 4 - Linking curriculum learning to careers
Benchmark 5 - Encounters with employers and employees
Benchmark 6 - Experiences of workplaces
Benchmark 7 - Encounters with further and higher education
Benchmark 8 - Personal Guidance.
If you would like to read our Careers Strategy please click the following link:
If you have any suggestions or comments about our Careers Strategy please contact our Careers Leader.
Online Careers Tool
A new online careers tool for Worcestershire has been developed and is aimed at supporting schools, pupils, parents/carers and teachers with information about the Worcestershire labour market and employers in Worcestershire, as well as supporting careers advice and events. The website can be accessed from the following link:
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