Penwortham Girls’ High School was delighted to receive official recognition from the Lancashire Careers Hub for recently achieving all eight of the Gatsby Benchmarks. The benchmarks recognise the work of schools in providing effective careers guidance to their students and form part of the Ofsted criteria for inspecting schools. ‘Hitting all eight benchmarks has required a real team effort’, said John Ramsdale, Senior Assistant Headteacher and Careers Leader at the school. ‘I get fantastic support from my Enterprise Coordinator and we are building exciting partnerships with local employers including DXC Technology.’
The school also employs a Careers Adviser who provides one-to-one guidance and support with college and apprenticeship applications. Despite the current restrictions, ambitious plans are already in place to keep improving Careers provision, including mock Zoom interviews and virtual work experience.
Senior Assistant Headteacher