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Gatsby Benchmark

An audit of our careers provision was carried out by an external adviser from the Careers and Enterprise Company in November 2019. 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

Percentage of schools nationally meeting this benchmark

1. A stable careers programme

100%

6%

2. Learning from career & labour market information

100%

32%

3. Addressing the needs of each pupil

90%

13%

4. Linking curriculum learning to careers

75%

26%

5. Encounters with employers & employees

100%

38%

6. Experiences of workplaces

100%

37%

7. Encounters with further and higher education

58%

13%

8. Personal guidance

100%

49%

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 Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC), Lloyds Banking Group, Keepmoat, Marriott and Santander 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
  • PwC Financial literacy workshops
  • Keepmoat construction sites visits
  • PwC Workshop on working with government and public services
  • DP World / Construction and virtual reality workshop
  • School’s Chocolate Enterprise Challenge
  • PwC One Firm One Day / enterprise challenge

In Key Stage 4 (Year 10 and 11)

  • Y10 Work experience
  • Lloyds Banking Group / financial literacy workshop
  • School’s careers Fair
  • Marriott Hotel Mock job Interviews
  • Keepmoat Dream Home project / Construction and architecture
  • Y11 Careers advise interviews with an external adviser
  • Google / visit and coding training day
  • Guest speakers from different job sectors are also frequent visitors to the school.

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

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 40 business engagement events across 2018/19 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. Our business partners iamYiam, Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC), Lloyds Banking Group, Keepmoat, Marriott, and Santander have enriched our curriculum through the delivery of exciting workshops and events which our students find extremely useful.

These have included:

  • iamYiam Inspirational Speakers from the word of Science and artificial intelligence 
  • PwC / mentoring Programme, insight days, work-shadowing and work experience
  • Lloyds Banking Group / financial literacy workshop, careers guidance days and work experience
  • Marriott Hotel / mock job Interviews
  • Santander / saving and spending workshops and work experience
  • Skills London careers event
  • One to one careers meeting
  • One-week work experience in year 12
  • Russel group careers event
  • University visits
  • Guest speakers from different job sectors

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 in Work Related Learning contact Mr Abdel Ydri on aydri@stahigh.org 

Career Strategy 2019
A parent’s guide to apprenticeships
Gatsby Benchmark - careers provision in school