CEIAG Action Plan

Prince William School CEIAG and the Gatsby Benchmarks 


Benchmark performance indicators against Gatsby Benchmarks (GB) Compass benchmark tool
GB1 Every school should have a stable, structured careers programme that has the explicit backing of the senior management team and has an identified and appropriately trained person responsible for it.


June 2023 – 100%

GB1 The careers programme should be published on the school’s website in a way that enables pupils, parents, teachers and employers to access and understand it.  

GB1 The programme should be regularly evaluated with feedback from pupils, parents, teachers, and employers as part of the evaluation process.



GB2 By the age of 14, all pupils should have accessed and used information about career paths and the labour market to inform their own decisions on study options.


June 2023 - 100%

GB2 Parents should be encouraged to access and use information about labour markets and future study options to support their children.



GB3 A school’s careers programme should actively seek to challenge stereotypical thinking and raise aspirations.


June 2023 - 90%

GB3 School should keep records of the engagement of each student.  
GB3 School should collect and maintain accurate data for each pupil on their education, training or employment destinations after they leave school.  


GB4 All students are aware of how each subject can be beneficial in terms of career progression.


June 2023 - 81%


GB5 All students should have encounters with employers and employees that result in a better understanding of the workplace and the potential careers paths open to them.


June 2023 - 100%


GB6 By the age of 16, and then again by the age of 18, every pupil should have had at least one experience of a workplace, additional to any part-time jobs they may have.


June 2023 - 100%


GB7 By Year 11, every student should have had a meaningful encounter with providers of the full range of learning opportunities, including Sixth Forms, colleges, and apprenticeship providers. 


June 2023 - 100%

GB7 By the age of 18, all pupils who are considering applying for university should have had at least two visits to universities. 



GB8 Every student should have at least one careers interview with an independent and impartial qualified careers advisor by the age of 16, and the opportunity for a further interview by the age of 18.


June 2023 - 100%

  1. A stable careers programme (assemblies, enrichment, tutor time, PSHE, encounters: It will involve roles of other colleagues who will support this programme)
  2. Learning from career and labour market information (skills, career pathways, progression routes, job demands, financial planning)
  3. Addressing the needs of each student (raising aspirations, record advice to individual student, maintain records for at least 3 years after they leave school)
  4. Linking the curriculum to careers (not just PSHE but through all areas of curriculum)
  5. Encounters with employers and employees (students participate in at least one meaningful encounter with an employer every year from age of 11)
  6. Experiences of workplaces (We will be delivering this in Year 12 so that students can choose meaningful employment and have a meaningful experience)
  7. Encounters with Further and Higher education (be aware of all routes open to students. By age of 16 had a meaningful encounter with one provider of a route. By age 18 had at least two visits to universities if applying to university)
  8. Personal guidance (guidance from a careers adviser. At least one interview by age of 16. Further interview by age 18)
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