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Careers and Work Related Learning

Work Related Learning

Our school recognises the importance of preparing students for the world of work and is really committed to helping all students develop their employability skills from the start in year 7. We have strong relationships with a variety of business partners who offer numerous activities in school and offsite.

We are members of renowned national schemes such as Business in the Community, The Tri- Borough Employability Passport, and Centre of Excellence in Finance Programme. Our business partners Cleveland Clinic London, Morgan Sindall, Lloyds Banking Group, the Old Vic Theatre, Zoological Society of London, Bouygues and City Lions have enriched our curriculum through the delivery of exciting workshops and events which our students find extremely beneficial.

These have included:

In Key Stage 3 (Year 7, 8 and 9)

  • Lloyds banking Group enterprise challenge
  • Bouygues construction sites visits
  • Unloc Enterprise Project
  • Morgan Sindall Building Bright Futures Programme
  • PwC One Firm One Day / enterprise challenge

In Key Stage 4 & 5 (Year 10, 11 & Sixth Form)

  • Cleveland Insight Days & Visits to Hospitals
  • Y10 Work experience
  • Lloyds Banking Group / financial literacy workshop
  • School’s careers Fair
  • The Old Vic Theatre Take the Lead Programme
  • Making the Leap Careers Fair
  • Y11 Careers advise interviews with an external adviser
  • Guest speakers from different job sectors are also frequent visitors to the school.
  • One-week work experience in year 12
  • Russel group careers event
  • University visits

More information about all of these opportunities and career paths contact Mr Abdel Ydri, work related learning manager, on extension 259. 

Gatsby Benchmark

An audit of our careers provision was carried out by an external adviser from the Careers and Enterprise Company in December 2020. This relates to progress made in relation to the 8 Gatsby benchmarks which includes 41 assessment criteria. CEC (the Careers and Enterprise Company) has identified benchmarks 1, 5 and 6 as a priority for all UK schools this year. We have achieved 100% in all three. Below is the full outcome.

Gatsby Benchmark

Our Achievement
(Reviewed December 2020)

1. A stable careers programme

88%

2. Learning from career & labour market information

100%

3. Addressing the needs of each pupil

90%

4. Linking curriculum learning to careers

100%

5. Encounters with employers & employees

100%

6. Experiences of workplaces

100%

7. Encounters with further and higher education

70%

8. Personal guidance

100%

Sixth From provision

The school is actively engaged with a number of businesses across London and the UK. We provide numerous opportunities for our students to engage and develop their employability skills in school and offsite. St Augustine’s has committed a specialist member of staff who has led on over 80 business engagement events across 2021/22 for a range of students. We are very proud of this on-going provision, which won us a Business in the Community Champion Award -presented by Prince Charles, and really feel this is something St Augustine’s can offer above and beyond an engaging curriculum and active school life.

As members of our Sixth Form, students will gain these experiences to strengthen university applications, develop training opportunities and step directly into employment. Our Work Related Learning Manager, Mr Ydri, is committed to these programmes and describes some of our provision below.

We are members of renowned national schemes such as Business in the Community and Young Enterprise Centre of Excellence in Finance Programme. We are also part of the Careers & Enterprise Company Scheme. Our business partners have enriched our curriculum through the delivery of exciting workshops and events which our students find extremely useful.

More information about all of these opportunities and career paths post-Sixth Form are available via our Work Related Learning and Careers department or for more information contact Mr Abdel Ydri, work related learning manager, on extension 259.

For more information on our Work Related Learning Programme contact our Careers Leader: Mr Abdel Ydri on aydri@stahigh.org 

A parent’s guide to apprenticeships
Gatsby Benchmark - careers provision in school
Work Related Learning & Careers Policy
Financial Education Vision Statement