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Gatsby Framework

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.”

Gatsby "Good Career Guidance"

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 January 2018 the latest government guidance on careers in schools was published. At the centre of his 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.

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Gatsby benchmarks have a key role in:

  • Ensuring young people can benefit from and contribute to the success of the proposed new industrial strategy for the UK.
  • Underpinning the Department for Education guidance to schools and colleges on meeting their statutory responsibility for careers guidance.
  • Raising young people’s aspirations and promoting access to all career pathways.
  • Enabling all young people to develop the skills and outlook they need to achieve career well being, including adaptability and resilience.
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A Stable Careers Programme

Every school & college should have an embedded programme of career education and guidance that is known and understood by pupils, parents, teachers, governors and employers.

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A Stable Careers Programme

Every school & college should have an embedded programme of career education and guidance that is known and understood by pupils, parents, teachers, governors and employers.

How beacon east can help

  • Help develop robust programmes and curriculum models linked to Careers, Work Related Learning and Enterprise
  • Provide Level 6 independent & impartial Careers Guidance services for years 8-13
  • Broker and organise employer support for Careers, Work Related Learning and Enterprise programmes

Learning from career and labour market information

Every pupil, and their parents, should have access to good quality information about future study options and labour market opportunities. They will need the support of an informed adviser to make best use of available information.

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Learning from career and labour market information

Every pupil, and their parents, should have access to good quality information about future study options and labour market opportunities. They will need the support of an informed adviser to make best use of available information.

How beacon east can help

  • Provide Level 6 independent & impartial Careers Guidance services for years 8-13
  • Help develop robust programmes and curriculum models linked to Careers, Work Related Learning and Enterprise
  • Support schools in brokering links with business & industry relevant to sector growth on local, regional and national levels

Addressing the needs of each pupil

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.

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Addressing the needs of each pupil

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.

How beacon east can help

  • Provide Level 6 independent & impartial Careers Guidance services for years 8-13
  • Help develop robust programmes and curriculum models linked to Careers, Work Related Learning and Enterprise
  • Broker and organise employer support for careers programmes

Linking curriculum learning to careers

All teachers should link curriculum learning with careers. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths) subject teachers should highlight the relevance of stem subjects for a wide range of future career paths.

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Linking curriculum learning to careers

All teachers should link curriculum learning with careers. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths) subject teachers should highlight the relevance of stem subjects for a wide range of future career paths.

How beacon east can help

  • Broker and organise employers from a range of sectors to support curriculum activities
  • CPD opportunities for curriculum teachers with business & industry allowing for development of curriculum resources and careers programmes
  • Organise STEM specific events with the support of business & industry

Encounters with employers and employees

Every pupil should have multiple opportunities to learn from employers about work, employment and the skills that are valued in the workplace. This can be through a range of enrichment activities including visiting speakers, mentoring and enterprise schemes.

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Encounters with employers and employees

Every pupil should have multiple opportunities to learn from employers about work, employment and the skills that are valued in the workplace. This can be through a range of enrichment activities including visiting speakers, mentoring and enterprise schemes.

How beacon east can help

  • Broker employers to support a range of employability skills and careers events
  • Organise student visits and activities with business & industry
  • CPD opportunities for curriculum teachers with business & industry allowing for development of curriculum resources and careers programmes

Experiences of workplaces

Every pupil should have first-hand experiences of the workplace through work visits, work shadowing and/or work experience to help their exploration of career opportunities, and expand their networks.

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Experiences of workplaces

Every pupil should have first-hand experiences of the workplace through work visits, work shadowing and/or work experience to help their exploration of career opportunities, and expand their networks.

How beacon east can help

  • Broker employers to support a range of employability skills and careers events
  • Organise student visits and Work Related Learning activities with business & industry
  • CPD opportunities for curriculum teachers with business & industry allowing for development of employer linked resources and activity programmes

Encounters with further and higher education

All pupils should understand the full range of learning opportunities that are available to them. This includes both academic and vocational routes and learning in schools, colleges, universities and in the workplace.

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Encounters with further and higher education

All pupils should understand the full range of learning opportunities that are available to them. This includes both academic and vocational routes and learning in schools, colleges, universities and in the workplace.

How beacon east can help

  • Provide Level 6 independent & impartial Careers Guidance services for years 8-13
  • Through careers guidance programmes, ensure full understanding of FE, HE, apprenticeship and training opportunities
  • Organise FE and HE events

Personal guidance

Every pupil should have opportunities for guidance interviews with a career adviser trained to an appropriate level (L6). They should be available whenever significant study or career choices are being made. They should be available for all pupils and should be timed to meet their individual needs.

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Personal guidance

Every pupil should have opportunities for guidance interviews with a career adviser trained to an appropriate level (L6). They should be available whenever significant study or career choices are being made. They should be available for all pupils and should be timed to meet their individual needs.

How beacon east can help

  • Provide Level 6 independent & impartial Careers Guidance services for years 8-13
  • Additional guidance available at options evenings, forums and parent events
  • Organise additional careers and industry events
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