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Measuring impact

Brookfields works with the Careers and Enterprise company to measure the impact of our careers programme. We measure progress against the Gatsby Benchmarks termly and at least once a year this is done alongside the Careers and Enterprise local Coordinator to ensure good levels of moderation.



Compass Report 19/12/23 

Compass Report 21/03/23 

Benchmark 1 

A stable careers programme 



Benchmark 2 

Learning from career & labour market information 



Benchmark 3 

Addressing the needs of each pupil 



Benchmark 4 

Linking curriculum learning to careers 



Benchmark 5 

Encounters with employers & employees 



Benchmark 6 

Experiences of workplaces 



Benchmark 7 

Encounters with further and higher education 



Benchmark 8 

Personal guidance 



           Next review: Autumn 2023

Training provider access arrangements policy statement May 2023

Introduced as an amendment to the Technical and Further Education Act 2017, the Baker Clause stipulates that schools must allow colleges and training providers access to every student in years 7-14 to discuss non-academic routes that are available to them.


This policy statement is intended to set out Brookfields School’s arrangements for managing the access of providers to pupils at the school for the purpose of giving them information about the provider’s education or training offer. This complies with the school’s legal obligations under Section 42B of the Education Act 1997.

Pupil Entitlement

All pupils* in years 7-14 are entitled:

  • To find out about technical education qualifications and apprenticeships opportunities, as part of a careers programme which provides information on the full range of education and training options available at each transition point
  • To hear from a range of local providers about the opportunities they offer, including technical education and apprenticeships – through options events, assemblies and group discussions and taster events
  • To understand how to make applications for the full range of academic and technical courses.

*It should be noted that many technical qualifications and apprentices require a minimum of two GCSEs. At Brookfields School, we provide access to Supported Internships as an alternative route into a job focussed training opportunity.

Management of Provider Access Requests Procedure

Any provider seeking to request access should contact:  Becky Freeman (External provider business support) who will direct the provider to the suitable person:

They can be contacted on [email protected] 01189421382

Maurice George – Careers Leader

Julie Grant – Employer Engagement Manager

Lucy Bellman – Work Exprerience co-ordinator

Opportunities for Access

Brookfields School provides a relevant and engaging careers curriculum, which meets the differing needs and requirements of our pupils. This is developed throughout a pupil’s time at the school and is always supportive of their abilities, strengths and skills while being inclusive of a wide range of providers. This includes:

School events linked directly to the school careers programme: These events offer providers an opportunity to come into school to speak to pupils and/or their parents/carers e.g. parent evenings, ‘What’s Next?’ events, community visits, alumni meet and greets, college visits.