Ofsted & Gatsby

Ofsted -What should schools provide?

Independent careers guidance must be provided in schools to all year 8-13 pupils (12-18 year olds).

It must be provided in an impartial manner – no bias or favouritism towards a particular education or work option.

Assured support of teachers' understanding of how their subject applies to the world of work.

It should explore the range of education or training options – including apprenticeships and other vocational pathways.

Advice should promote the students’ best interests.


...the careers programme, which is being provided by an external company, has successfully increased the proportion of students known to have a positive destination. The programme leader reports that the increase is due to a number of factors. Links with providers have become stronger, and students have been taught to be better equipped and prepared for a work situation; they are therefore, more likely to be accepted.

Ofsted report, Nov 2015, on All Together’s impact on student destinations.

Gatsby benchmarks:

At All Together we have embedded the Gatsby benchmarks into all of our work.

Our careers education programme, A Better Journey To Work can ensure Ofsted and Gatsby benchmarks are hit.

BenchmarksGATSBY STATEMENT
1. A Stable Careers ProgrammeEvery school and college should have an embedded programme of career education and guidance that is known and understood by pupils, teachers, governors and employers
2. Learning from Career & Labour Market InformationEvery pupil, and their parents, should have access to good quality information about future study options and labour market opportunities. They will need the support of an informed adviser to make best use of available information.
3. Addressing the Needs of Each PupilPupils have different career guidance needs at different stages. Opportunities for advice and support need to be tailored to the needs of each pupil. A school’s careers programme should embed equality and diversity considerations throughout.
4. Linking Curriculum Learning to CareersAll teachers should link curriculum learning with careers. STEM subject teachers should highlight the relevance of STEM subjects for a wide range of career paths.
5. Encounters with Employers & EmployeesEvery pupil should have multiple opportunities to learn from employers about work, employment and the skills that are valued in the workplace. This can be through a range of enrichment activities including visiting speakers, mentoring and enterprise schemes.
6. Experiences of WorkplacesEvery pupil should have first-hand experience of the workplace through work visits, work shadowing and/or work experience to help their exploration of career opportunities, and expand their networks.
7. Encounters with Further and Higher EducationAll pupils should understand the full range of learning opportunities that are available to them. This includes both academic and vocational routes and learning in schools, colleges, universities and in the workplace
8. Personal GuidanceEvery pupil should have opportunities for guidance interviews with a career adviser, who could be internal (a member of school staff) or external, provided that they are trained to an appropriate level. These should be available whenever significant study or career choices are being made. They should be expected for all pupils but should be timed to meet their individual needs
  • I was inspired by what I saw: a highly motivated and engaged set of pupils in a school with a sense of purpose that is focused on helping all its students achieve their best and fulfil their hopes.
    CEO of McKinsey
    contributor to A Better Journey to Work with Twickenham Academy Students
  • What a brilliant opportunity for our young people to start their careers with the support, insight and inspiration that the All Together team provides.
    Kathy Denton
    Chartered Psychologist and Former Director at L’Oréal.
  • Thank you for the time you gave to my son and me. It was a relief to discuss viable options for him. We have already received an invitation from a College for an interview. The advice you gave to my son was really valuable.
    Jane
    Parent, Hampton Academy
  • Now I have a guaranteed placement its a back up plan to my Volvo apprenticeship! Thank you for all the support and guidance you’ve given me throughout the weeks.
    Michelle
    Student
  • Thank you for all the help and support you have given me as I would not have got to this point on my own.
    Curtis
    Student
  • Thank you to you and Miss Ding for telling me about this opportunity!!
    Reece
    Student
  • I’ve just been accepted to Uni - my place was confirmed today! Thank you for all the help on the personal statement and with my application.
    Georgia
    Student

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