Date of next review: December 2023
The Gatsby Benchmarks are a framework of 8 guidelines about what makes the best careers provision in schools and colleges. Our careers strategy and programme is built around these benchmarks, and every subject now embeds them within their curriculum or extra-curricular activities
Research tells us that careers education is the linchpin for school improvement – pupils are motivated when they know what they want to achieve in their lives and how to go about it.
The publication of Careers Guidance and Access for Education & Training Providers in January 2018 clearly states:
“A successful careers guidance programme will also be reflected in higher numbers of pupils progressing to positive destinations such as apprenticeships, technical routes, sixth form colleges, FE colleges, university or employment.”
OBA is committed to the Government’s Careers Strategy to provide a high quality careers programme for all students and to fulfil the following benchmarks by 2025: