• Good Career Guidance

    In 2013 we commissioned Sir John Holman to research what pragmatic actions could improve career guidance in England. The Good Career Guidance Benchmarks which emerged from the report have now been adopted as part of the Government's careers strategy for schools and colleges.

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  • Technical Education Reform

    In late 2015 David Sainsbury was asked by government to chair a panel of experts that would provide clear recommendations for measures that would not only improve, but transform, technical education in England. The panel’s report was published alongside the government’s Post-16 Skills Plan in July 2016.

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  • STEM Skills in the Workforce

    Technicians are the linchpins of the UK economy. They are skilled people who use their science, engineering or technology knowledge to identify and solve practical problems. They are the electricians and plumbers that we all rely on, but they are also crucial to the success of many of our country’s future-growth areas, including the aerospace, chemical, digital, engineering, and manufacturing industries.

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  • Science and maths in schools

    Once in secondary education, exposure to effective science and maths teaching delivered by teachers that are knowledgeable and passionate about their subject can be transformative. That is why we care about the supply and training of specialist teachers in these subjects.

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Resources developed by Careers Leaders to better engage with parents

23 March 2021 Agnes Donnelly

Gatsby and The Careers & Enterprise Company (CEC) have launched new resources to help Careers Leaders better engage with parents* in response to the pandemic. We hope that these can be of immediate use to all Careers Leaders in secondary schools and colleges.

Parents play an important part in the education and careers choices of young people. Gatsby and the CEC have worked directly with Careers Leaders to explore ideas and good practice for working with parents in these challenging times. These resources are based on what practitioners say is working right now, building on a first set published last term.  Careers Le

Unfinished business: business support services and further education

1 April 2021 James Farr - THINK

Government’s recent white paper, Skills for jobs: lifelong learning for opportunity and growth, sets out an ambition for College Business Centres to work with employers to drive innovation and productivity. In late 2020, Gatsby supported the Think consultancy to review the scope, scale, and impact of some existing business support services, and consider how colleges can contribute to this landscape. The project engaged LEPs, growth hubs, further education (FE) institutions and local and national government officials. The work explored existing collaborations and what might be done to further strengthen the connection between business support and post-16 institutions.

In this guest article the report’s author, James Farr, introduces findings from the work, which are described in more detail in the full report.   Unfinished business The White Paper’s plan to create College Business Centres is a positive step, but a close working relationship with business support services is required if colleges are to best enable local employers to innovate

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