Careers Fair 2018
Careers Fair 2018
Careers Fair 2018
Careers Fair 2018
Careers Fair 2018


At Holly Lodge we believe that good career guidance is about raising aspirations and aiming high. We aim to opendoors for our pupils by providing them with a good careers programme that meets the “8 Gatsby benchmarks”. These benchmarks have been accepted as best practice by schools, colleges and employers across the country.

8 Benchmarks

We evaluate our progress against the “8 Benchmarks” using the “Compass Tool” which is a self-audit tool created by Gatsby and The Careers & Enterprise Company. This helps us to plan for future development as we work towards the “Quality Mark” for Careers.

  Gatsby Benchmarks Examples of how we meet the benchmark
1 Providing a stabe careers programme Form time Friday careers programme
2 Providing career a labour market information Form time careers programme & website
3 Addressing the needs of each pupil One to one IAG/WRL opportunities
4 Linking curriculum learning to careers Curriculum & careers/STEM
5 Encounters with employers/employees Work of work days
6 Experiences of workplaces Work experience
7 Pupil encounters with further and higher education Careers events/visiting speakers
8 Providing personal guidance Connexions

Who to speak to:

Mrs Southall
Mrs D.Southall Senior, Strategic Leader on Careers
Mrs T.Hayes
Mrs T.Hayes Careers Leader
Mrs Z.Smith
Mrs Z.Smith Work Experience
Ravi Ghahir
Ravi Ghahir Sandwell Connexions
Kukki Dhesi
Kukki Dhesi Sandwell Connexions