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The De La Salle Academy

The De La Salle Academy

The De La Salle Academy

Inspiring People;
Breaking Boundaries

Gatsby Benchmarks

What are the Gatsby Benchmarks?

The Gatsby Benchmarks are a framework of 8 guidelines; defining the best careers provision to be offered in secondary schools.


Our Academy has the sole responsibility for our careers programme, so we offer all of our students a high standard programme of careers delivery in Years 7-11; preparing them for their learning journey into further education, training and/or employment. Our careers programme is based on the Gatsby Benchmarks and we evaluate it on a regular basis using these benchmarks. The eight Gatsby Benchmarks have been used as part of the strategy to develop our careers programme and they are outlined below:;

  1. A stable careers programme
  2. Learning from Career and Labour Market Information
  3. Addressing the needs of each student
  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

      For further information about the Gatsby Benchmarks and what good provision looks like for each        benchmark, please click on the links below: