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What is Gatsby Benchmark 1?
Benchmark 1 asks you to evaluate whether your institution has a stable careers programme. In Compass+, a form asks you when you plan to achieve certain criteria by. You can also add notes to each of the criteria to help you monitor your institution’s progress.
Note: creating an activity for Benchmark 1 is different to Benchmarks 2-8, as you do not need to assign pupils to the activity (to learn how to create activities for the other Benchmarks, please see How to create an activity (GB 2-8).
Creating an activity for Gatsby Benchmark 1
To create an activity for Benchmark 1, select Plans > Create New Activity on the navigation bar:
A pop-up window will ask you to select which Benchmark you wish to create the activity for. Select ‘Benchmark 1’, then click on ‘Create Activity’:
A form lists a series of criteria that contribute to Benchmark 1. Enter dates in the ‘Achieve by’ column, and any notes you wish to add:
When you have finished entering data, click on ‘Save activity to plan’:
You can edit your Benchmark 1 activity at any time: for instance, you may want to change the dates by which criteria will be achieved, or add extra notes.
To learn more about editing activities, please see How to view or edit your Plan.