In 2014, Lord Sainsbury’s Gatsby Charitable Foundation published a report by Professor Sir John Holman, Adviser in Education at the Gatsby Foundation, titled “Good Career Guidance.” The report identified eight benchmarks that are the core of good careers and enterprise provision in schools. These benchmarks were tested over a two-year period in a pilot with 16 schools and colleges in the north east of England with very successful results.
In July 2021 the latest government guidance on careers in schools was published. At the centre of this new careers strategy is the Gatsby framework. It is very clear that all schools are now asked to adopt the framework in order to achieve outstanding careers provision at their institutions. Beacon East can help schools meet statutory requirements and the Gatsby benchmarks.