Ideas for National Careers Week 2020
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(Gatsby benchmark 1-8) Start planning now for National Careers Week, which runs from 2nd – 7th March next year. It’s a great way of getting the whole school behind careers: from parents to students, subject leaders to form tutors. Here … Read More

Linking careers to the new Ofsted framework
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(Gatsby benchmark 1) Has your school applied a whole-school ethos to careers? Download this handy Ofsted Education Inspection Framework careers cross-reference here. Ofsted’s new Education Inspection Framework (launched September this year) places a big emphasis on giving all learners “the … Read More

Independent training providers: how to meet Gatsby 7
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(Gatsby benchmark 7) We know many of our schools are struggling to get to grips with the ‘meaningful encounters with independent training providers’ requirement of Gatsby benchmark 7 – so we asked our Apprenticeship Manager Paddy Patterson for an explanation … Read More

Relaunch of the CEC ‘Find an Activity Provider’ tool
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(Gatsby benchmarks 5-6) Check out the Careers & Enterprise Company’s ‘Find an Activity Provider’ tool, designed to connect schools and colleges with local providers of careers provision. ‘Find an Activity’ will: Make it significantly easier for schools and colleges to find … Read More

How to access your free Gatsby Subject Guides
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As an early Christmas present, Success at School have made three of their best-selling Gatsby Subject Guides, which link curriculum learning to careers, freely available online to all schools and colleges! They have done this with the support of their wonderful sponsors … Read More

Helping you connect with universities
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(Gatsby benchmark 7) We are working with Study Higher to strengthen connections between universities and schools in Buckinghamshire – and help you achieve Gatsby benchmark 7. Study Higher is a collaborative network of Higher Education providers which delivers outreach activities … Read More

Bucks College Group Careers Leads and Careers Adviser Event
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Buckinghamshire College Group warmly invites all school Careers Leaders, Careers Advisers and teachers to its Aylesbury Campus for an update on the College’s current provision and future plans. This session will include an update from each Faculty Director on planned … Read More

Final call for ‘Fuelling ambition’ event on 5 July
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We’re looking forward to welcoming Headteachers, Careers Leads and Enterprise Advisers to our ‘Fuelling ambition: developing a whole-school approach to careers’ panel discussion on Friday 5 July from 1 – 4pm at The Gateway in Aylesbury. If you haven’t yet … Read More

Gatsby Benchmarks 4 & 5 Case study: Thames Valley Fertility Year 7 biology lesson
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Background Bucks Skills Hub works with STEM Ambassadors based in the local area, joining forces to help them create stronger and more lasting partnerships with Buckinghamshire secondary schools. Enterprise Coordinator Luisa Clarke and the Enterprise Advisers for Great Marlow School, … Read More

Auberge Du Chocolat and Silverson agree experience of workplaces works!
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  Gatsby Benchmark 6 says that it’s important for pupils to experience the workplace environment to understand where they could one day be working – and Bucks-based Auberge Du Chocolat and Silverson Machines couldn’t agree more! Auberge Du Chocolat’s work … Read More

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