Gatsby Benchmark Resources

Gatsby Benchmark 1

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

Benchmark 1 provides the foundation for a careers provision across your institution, building a programme to help every young person find their next best step. 

Developing a progressive careers programme shaped and driven by a strategic careers plan, and aligned to the school’s wider school improvement plan, enables students to make well informed decisions about education, training, apprenticeship & employment opportunities and supports them to cope with challenging labour market conditions.

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Benchmark 1 - Audit Toolkit

  • This resource is to be used by careers teams to audit and develop modes of delivery of a whole school, strategic careers programme.

School Website Guide

  • This guidance aims to give you an understanding of the information that should be on your school's website as both a statutory requirement, and as best practice.

Gatsby Benchmark 1 - Useful Online Resources

  • A PDF document containing useful online resources to support with meeting Gatsby Benchmark 1.

Find out 'what good looks like' as well as links to resources and training to help you achieve Gatsby Benchmark 1.

Gatsby Benchmark 1 | CEC Resource Directory (

Last updated on 31/10/2023