The Quality in Careers Standard Award

We are proud to have achieved Stage Two of the Inspiring IAG Award and have recently submitted evidence for the final Stage Three. This has been designed to provide a good practice framework for recognition and certification of high quality Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) for organisations providing support services for young people.

Six key themes are explored during each stage of the award, each underpinned by the principles of equality and diversity and raising aspirations. These include Management and Leadership, Design and Delivery of CEIAG, Working with Partners, Information and Communication, Outcomes for Young People, Involving Parents and Carers. This has recently been updated to incorporate the eight Gatsby Benchmarks for good careers guidance.

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The Eight Gatsby Benchmarks for Good Careers Guidance

In response to the Government’s Career Strategy and The DfE Statutory Guidance we have been working with the Careers and Enterprise Company COMPASS tool to evaluate our progress towards achieving the eight Gatsby Benchmarks for good careers guidance. These are:

  1. A stable careers programme
  2. Learning from career and labour market information
  3. Addressing the needs of each pupil
  4. Linking curriculum learning to careers
  5. Encounters with employers and employees
  6. Experiences of workplaces
  7. Encounters with further and higher education
  8. Personal guidance

Please see our curriculum page for information about where, when and how we are meeting these benchmarks of good careers guidance.

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St Anne's Church of England Academy is proud to be part of the Cranmer Education Trust

Cranmer Education Trust is a company limited by guarantee and an exempt charity registered in England. Company registration number: 07687709. Registered Office: Cranmer Education Trust, c/o The Blue Coat School, Egerton Street, Oldham OL1 3SQ. The website address is and the phone number 0161 785 5082.