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Student Entitlement

Gatsby Benchmarks: The Academy’s careers curriculum is grounded in the Gatsby Benchmarks, which are eight benchmarks which serve as a framework for improvement in careers provision. The eight Gatsby benchmarks of Good Career Guidance are:

  1. A stable careers programme
  2. Learning from career and labour market information
  3. Addressing the needs of each pupil
  4. Linking curriculum learning to careers
  5. Encounters with employers and employees
  6. Experiences of workplaces
  7. Encounters with further and higher education
  8. Personal guidance

CDI Framework: In addition to meeting the Gatsby benchmarks, the Academy also utilises the CDI Framework, which clarifies the skills, knowledge and attitudes that our careers curriculum seeks to develop, in order for our learners to have positive careers. The CDI Framework outlines the learning outcomes that our career development programme is aiming to bring about. These learning aims are sustained and progressive throughout a student’s time at the academy. These are mapped to six learning areas:

For more information on the CDI Framework, please follow this link: CDI 98-Framework-skills by key stage-A3 portrait.indd (

Careers Guidance: All students have access to a fully qualified careers advisor at the academy. Every student will receive at least one appointment before they leave the academy in Year 11, though we expect that most students will have an appointment in Year 10, and the opportunity for a follow up in Year 11. All appointments will last between 45 minutes-1 hour. Any student who would like to book a careers guidance appointment should contact their Head of Year, tutor, or a member of the careers team, who will arrange an appointment.

Careers Programme and student entitlement September 2023 to July 2024  - further details on this programme can be accessed by selecting the document below.