Careers in the Curriculum: Making Gatsby Benchmark 4 work for all staff is a marathon, not a sprint!

Speak to many careers practitioners working in secondary or further education regarding the challenge of achieving the Gatsby Benchmarks and the conversation will often return to the same topic – namely, the difficulties around hitting Gatsby Benchmark 4, otherwise known as embedding careers within the curriculum. Although the figures from the Careers and Enterprise Company’s… Read more »


Why it’s important for careers leaders to make their feelings (and needs) known to Ofsted

In the middle of the cold dark first few weeks back after the merriness and relaxation of the Christmas holidays, Ofsted launched its draft common inspection framework (CIF) ready for educationalists, and the public at large, to comment upon. Why should I get involved in this? Where do I get the time? These sorts of… Read more »


The Careers Leader Handbook, new one-day workshop Birmingham

Careers Leader Handbook workshops

by David Andrews and Tristram Hooley Join a one-day workshop, led by the two authors, to introduce The Careers Leader Handbook, the essential new resource for careers leaders in schools and colleges.  Booking form below. Wednesday 27 March 2019 09.30 – 16.00 Jurys Inn, Broad Street, Birmingham The Government’s new strategy for careers requires all schools and… Read more »


7 questions to find out where you are now with your careers programme

Careers Leader

by David Andrews and Tristram Hooley Your most important role as a careers leader is to oversee the whole careers programme and help to organise everyone involved in it. The first of the Gatsby Benchmarks is focused on this and provides some useful guidance which will help you to ensure the coherence and effectiveness of… Read more »


The Careers Leader Handbook launch

The Careers Leader Handbook launch

Last week saw the book launch event for The Careers Leader Handbook, the practical guide to creating an outstanding careers programme for your school or college. This new title is designed to support careers leaders in response to the new statutory guidance for every school to have a named Careers Leader from September 2018, and to… Read more »


Meeting Gatsby Benchmark 1 – catch up on the webinar

Meeting Gatsby Benchmark 1

Every school and college should have a careers programme that is coherent, which supports young people to move through their education and on to the next stage of their life and equips them to manage their future progression through learning and work.  This programme is not just a collection of activities but a progressive pathway… Read more »


The Careers Leader Handbook, a one-day workshop – London and York

Careers Leader Handbook workshops

by David Andrews and Tristram Hooley Join a one-day workshop, led by the two authors, to introduce The Careers Leader Handbook, the essential new resource for careers leaders in schools and colleges.  Booking form below. Thursday 15 November 10.00 – 16.00 The Wesley Hotel, Euston, London Tuesday 20 November 10.00 – 16.00 DoubleTree by Hilton, York The… Read more »


So you’re a careers leader – webinar series!

Careers Leader webinar series

This term, we are pleased to be running a series of free CPD webinars designed to help the new or established Careers Leader to understand the new statutory requirements for careers education and start working towards outstanding careers leadership that meets the Gatsby Benchmarks. This series of eight webinars, from Tristram Hooley and David Andrews, the authors… Read more »


Responsibilities of a careers leader: Leading

Careers Leader

By David Andrews and Tristram Hooley The first responsibility of a careers leader is to lead. Leadership is about inspiring people and getting them to buy-in to your vision about the purpose and value of the careers programme and how it should be organised. People should want to follow leaders rather than feeling that they… Read more »


Indigo and the Gatsby Benchmarks

Indigo and the Gatsby Benchmarks

Indigo is our new complete, integrated solution for careers leaders, including modules for exploring careers, choosing university courses, managing work experience and lesson planning.  It has been designed to help Careers Leaders to meet all of the Gatsby Benchmarks for good careers guidance, which schools have been asked to start implementing from this September. Download this PDF… Read more »