Abbeywood Community School

Work Experience & Careers

The Gatsby Benchmarks are a framework of 8 guidelines that define the best careers provision in secondary schools.  The government’s Careers Strategy, published in 2017, and statutory guidance for school leaders and school staff, published in 2018, set out the plan for building a high- quality careers system that will help young people to achieve. The eight Gatsby Benchmarks are based on best national and international research and define all the elements of an excellent careers programme. The Gatsby Benchmarks have now been put at the heart of the Careers Strategy, with an expectation that all schools will begin working toward the Benchmarks.  



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