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Guru Nanak
Multi Academy Trust

Careers Overview

Gatsby Benchmarks

In 2018, the government released a new careers strategy and statutory guidance for schools and colleges. It put an increased focus on using the Gatsby Benchmarks as a framework for best practice around which we can build our own careers provision.

 

The 8 Gatsby Benchmarks of Good Career Guidance

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

 

Calling all businesses!

If you are a business and would like to support our school with our careers provision, please get in touch with Mr Culhane (admin@gnsa.co.uk). If you are a college, university or further education provider please also get in contact to see how you can support the school. We are currently looking for businesses to support us with the following events:

- Mock interview days

- STEM workshops

- Careers Talks for assembly

- Mentoring for 6th form university applicants

 

Year Group

Activities

Gatsby

Benchmark

7 & 8

Year 7 and 8 is all about developing self-awareness and discovering the types of careers that are out there in the big wide world!!

  • Assembly Programme which aims to help students to understand more about themselves (self-development), know where to look for useful information (careers exploration) and plan for the future (career management).
  • All students take part in the Careers Week activities.
  • Weekly Business Enterprise lessons.
  • Preparation for Option Choices - Progress Leader assemblies and Open Evening aim to help students to make a decision on their GCSE preferences that are appropriate to their interests, talents and proposed career.
  • STEM Days.
  • World of Work – Guest Speakers.
  • All Year 8 students will receive a Personal Development Planner.
  • Access to Unifrog Platform - our School's customised careers platform which provides the building blocks for our students to develop their employability skills.
  • Access to Careers Library.

 

 

2,3,4,5 & 7

2,3,4,5 & 7

3 & 4

2,3,4 & 8

4 & 5

2 & 5

2,3,4 & 8.

2,3,4 & 8.

2

9

  • Careers & Higher Education Fair.
  • Introduction to London Labour Market Information.
  • STEM Days.
  • All students take part in the Careers Week activities.
  • All students have access to impartial careers advice and guidance through our lunchtime drop in service.
  • World of Work – Guest Speakers.
  • Access to Unifrog Platform - our School's customised careers platform which provides the building blocks for our students to develop their employability skills.
  • Access to Careers Library.

2,3,5,7 & 8

2

4 & 5

2,3,4,5 & 7

8

2 & 5

2,3,4 & 8

2

10

  • Careers & Higher Education Fair.
  • Visits to Heathrow Careers Fair and Skills London – The UK’s biggest jobs and careers event.
  • Full day workshop on ‘Enterprise Experience’ and work shadowing day.
  • Full day workshop on ‘Employability Skills’.
  • World of Work skills - Interview techniques, CV writing etc.
  • Aspirational visits such as Oxford and Cambridge University trips.
  • Access to Unifrog Platform - our School's customised careers platform which provides the building blocks for our students to develop their employability skills.
  • Future wise profiling (psychometric and interest based tests to advise students on career aspirations).
  • World of Work – Guest Speakers.
  • Access to Careers Library.

2,3,5,7 & 8

2,3,5,7 & 8

2,3,4,5 & 6

2,3,4 & 5

2,3,5 & 8

3 & 7

2,3,4 & 8

3 & 8

2 & 5

2

11

  • Careers & Higher Education Fair.
  • Visits to Heathrow Careers Fair and Skills London – The UK’s biggest jobs and careers event.
  • Assemblies and workshops on Post 16 preparations - ULAS, UCAS Progress – application support and access to Unifrog, interview etiquette and Writing a Personal Statement and CV support.
  • Careers & Higher Education Fair.
  • Sixth Form Open Evening.
  • All students have access to impartial careers advice and guidance and 1:1 careers coaching to support them for their GCSE preferences.
  • World of Work – Guest Speakers.
  • Access to Unifrog Platform - our School's customised careers platform which provides the building blocks for our students to develop their employability skills.
  • Access to Careers Library.

2,3,5,7 & 8

2,3,5,7 & 8

2,3,4,5 & 8

2,3,5,7 & 8

4 & 8

8

2 & 5

2,3,4 & 8

2

12 & 13

  • UCAS Preparation/Applications/Visits/Follow up.
  • Specific advice for careers in Medicine & Law.
  • Oxford & Cambridge entrance exam preparation.
  • Higher Education Evening – preparation for going to university including finance.
  • Careers & Higher Education Fair.
  • Interviews and guidance for Non-UCAS students.
  • Higher Apprenticeship information & application support.
  • All students have access to impartial careers advice and guidance and 1:1 careers coaching to support them for their careers path preferences.
  • Access to Unifrog Platform - our School's customised careers platform which provides the building blocks for our students to develop their employability skills.
  • Access to Careers Library.

3,7 & 8

3 & 8

3

3 & 7

3,5,7 & 8

3 & 8

2,3,5 & 8

8

2,3,4 & 8

2