Schools must meet the Gatsby Benchmarks by the end of 2020. Rosie Beach and Glenys Hart offer a menu of strategies and activities to help you fulfil your statutory careers advice duties

This article aims to give practical advice and ideas to schools to enable them to provide superb careers guidance and inspiration. Like all other successful innovations it requires a whole school approach. The strategies suggested below recognise the continuum on which schools work.

If we use the analogy of a menu, some schools are at the starter phase where the careers issue has been low down the priority list. Most schools are in the main phase and the ideas below will help to improve their offering. Finally there is the dessert, those schools doing an exceptional job – and these strategies will confirm this.

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