Achievements and Accreditations

 

Guilsborough School and the Gatsby Benchmarks

 

In 2014, The Gatsby Charitable Foundation provided schools with a guideline for implementing, delivering and monitoring outstanding careers provision.  The eight Gatsby Benchmarks are based on best  national  and  international  research  and  define  all  elements  of  an  excellent  careers  programme.  

1.      A stable careers programme 

2.      Learning from career and labour market information

3.      Addressing the needs of each pupil

4.      Linking curriculum learning to careers

5.      Encounters with employers and employees

6.      Experiences of workplaces

7.      Encounters with further and higher education

8.      Personal guidance

 

As  a  school,  we  have  completed  the  Compass  Evaluation,  which  reflects  on  our  practice  compared  to  these  benchmarks  and  we  are  using  the  results  to  improve  our  excellent  provision even further. Below is the most recent evaluation (July 2018) of the provision, we offer at Guilsborough Academy compared to other schools nationally.

 

Benchmark

GA achieved Apr 2018

GA achieved Dec 2018

Nationally achieved

GA Targets September 2019

Benchmark 1

A stable careers

programme

64%

94%

4%

100% by September 2019

 

Benchmark 2

Learning from career

& labour market

information

50%

60%

30%

80% by September 2019

Benchmark 3

Addressing the needs

of each pupil

42%

72%

9%

80% by September 2019

Benchmark 4

Linking curriculum

learning to careers

50%

87%

13%

90% by September 2019

Benchmark 5

Encounters with

employers &

employees

0%

100%

37%

Maintain 100% by September 2019

Benchmark 6

Experiences of

Workplaces

50%

62%

39%

80% by September 2019

Benchmark 7

Encounters with

further and higher

education

33%

62%

8%

80% by September 2019

Benchmark 8

Personal guidance

50%

75%

46%

80% by September 2019

 

Formal Accreditation

 

Guilsborough Academy is a proud member of Career Mark, a Licensed Awarding Body for the Quality in Careers Standard — the national careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) award .

Guilsborough Academy's Careers Education Information and Guidance programme is formally evaluated externally by Career Mark. We are proud to hold the award and continue to develop and improve our programme based on changes to current labour market information and national guidance.

   Quality in Careers Standardcareermarkheroimage

logos March 2019