How we Measure and Assess the Impact of the Careers Programme

At Farnham Heath End we use the 8 Gatsby Benchmarks as a foundation when planning our Careers programme.  

Farnham Heath End works closely with the Surrey Careers Hub, part of Surrey County Council. This is an external organisation that supports us to develop and strengthen our careers education strategy across the whole school. 

The effectiveness of our provision is reviewed termly by the Surrey Careers Hub/Careers and Enterprise Company using the Compass Plus Tool. This tool is used by schools and colleges in England to support the analysis and evaluation of careers activity against the eight benchmarks of best practice. This ensures the development of our Careers strategy is ongoing.  

This careers programme is evaluated by key stakeholders every year to assess its efficacy and areas for improvement. Students, employers and teachers provide feedback on their participation in activities via questionnaires throughout the year. Parents are emailed a questionnaire. We use the evidence collected to inform continuous improvement of the programme. 

Farnham Heath End will also be holding an annual Future Skills Questionnaire with students during their transition years so that the programme has a youth voice. 

Farnham Heath End School collects Destinations data annually which shows the institutions and level of qualification that all students have progressed to. To an extent, this reflects the effectiveness of the Careers Programme in informing students about the full range of post-16 options available (although destinations are most strongly influenced by students’ academic outcomes).  


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