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Gatsby Benchmark - Maps and Statutory Guidance

Frameworks, statutory guidance and evaluation tools to support careers planning

Careers guidance and access for education and training providers July 2021

You  can view the latest statutory guidance here

Skills for Jobs: Lifelong Learning for Opportunity and Growth

Skills for Jobs: Lifelong Learning for Opportunity and Growth (

The Gatsby Benchmarks and Compass Evaluation Tool

The Gatsby Report recommended eight benchmarks for good careers guidance in school.

This was adopted by government and forms the basis of the government's current careers strategy

See the summary of the report here


Many schools are using Compass or Compass +, a free self-evaluation tool developed by the Careers and Enterprise Company for schools and sixth forms in England that gives you an immediate confidential evaluation of how your school is performing against the eight benchmarks. Compass can help you focus on what you need to do next to achieve all 8 benchmarks.

The Career Development Institute Framework

The CDI have developed a new framework for careers for both secondary and primary schools

New Career Development Framework (