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What we do

Everyone deserves a chance. No one should be hindered because of their socioeconomic status, geographical area or the school they attend. The Be Positive team are determined to break down barriers of social mobility and make a difference to the lives of young people. Excellent careers advice is proven to prepare and inspire young people for the ever-changing world of work. We realise the pressure schools are facing as careers guidance provision is assessed by OFSTED and we understand how hard it is to access quality, independent and current careers guidance. We are here to help you understand and deliver the requirements of the Careers Strategy and statutory guidance. We are a dedicated, experienced and enthusiastic team of advisers here to offer a tailored and personalised modern careers service. We believe in creating and providing, measurable added value with evidence of impact.
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What we offer

We specialise in careers advice and management to suit the clients’ needs. Whether you need 1:1 guidance interviews for students, small and large groupwork, assemblies, parent/carer engagement, mentoring, positive destinations, Apprenticeships, HE, FE, UCAS, support with CPD and embedding careers in the curriculum, pupil premium impact, or employer experiences – we can help. All of our work is underpinned by statutory guidance, including the Gatsby Careers Benchmark - Gatsby

Ofsted Standards

1Careers Guidance
Independent careers guidance must be provided in schools to all year 8-13 pupils (12-18 year olds).
2Impartial
It must be provided in an impartial manner – no bias or favouritism towards a particular education or work option.
3World of Work
Assured support of teachers' understanding of how their subject applies to the world of work.
4A Range of options
It should explore the range of education or training options – including apprenticeships and other vocational pathways.
5Best Interests
Advice should promote the students’ best interests.

The eight Gatsby benchmarks of Good Career Guidance


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

Gatsby

Services in Guidance

  • Events – Enterprise

    We organise events to support young people into work, further learning and apprenticeships.
  • Exploring Careers

    We use technology and personal profiles to help students decide on a career
  • Team Work

    We deliver and design innovative group work and lessons to explore aspirations and career options.
  • Career Fairs

    Be Positive organises are career fairs to introduce young people to local employers

Further Information

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Good Careers Guidance

Good School Careers Guidance information can be found on this website which covers all the benchmarks your school should meet and we can support you to achieve. http://www.goodcareerguidance.org.uk
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