Meeting The Gatsby Benchmarks for Careers Provision


We are very proud to announce that Maiden Erlegh School is the first school in Berkshire to meet all of the Gatsby Benchmarks. The Gatsby Benchmarks are a framework of 8 guidelines that define the best careers provision in schools. These benchmarks are based on national and international research and define all the elements of an excellent careers programme.

The Gatsby Benchmarks have a key role in:

• 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 wellbeing, including adaptability and resilience;

• underpinning the Department for Education guidance to schools on meeting their statutory responsibility for careers guidance.

We have now met all of the following benchmarks at 100%; a stable careers programme, learning from career and labour market information, addressing the needs of each student, linking curriculum learning to careers, encounters with employers and employees, experiences of the workplace, encounters with further and higher education and personal guidance.