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Compass is a free tool for schools and colleges in England, that quickly and easily helps Career Leaders to evaluate their careers activity against the 8 benchmarks of best practice – known as the Gatsby Benchmarks.

What is Compass?

Compass was built in partnership with the Gatsby Charitable Foundation, to help Career Leaders easily discover their strengths and find areas for improvement.  Once completed, the tool provides a confidential report and resources to help the school or college achieve each benchmark.

Features and benefits
  • Evaluate careers activity in as little as 30 minutes
  • Compare the school or college to each of the eight Gatsby Benchmarks
  • Identify areas for improvement, with resources to help the Careers Leader get there
  • Use the result as the basis for the school or college’s careers plan for the year