Gatsby Benchmarks for Careers Education and Guidance

We received confirmation on 1 December that we have all eight of the Gatsby Benchmarks for “world class careers provision in education”.

We are proud of this achievement and the statement it makes about our high-quality careers and guidance programme. This is a result of the broad ranging programme of lessons in PSHE, events such as the careers fair and mock interviews, outside speakers, and superb work experience we organise for the students at St Mary’s. It is this evidence that led the recent Ofsted inspection team to say Personal Development and Curriculum are GOOD and that “The school prepares pupils well to make decisions about their next steps in employment, education and training… They receive careers guidance that helps them shape their career goals.”