Work Related Curriculum

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, and The Tri- Borough Employability Skills programme. Our business partners such as Cleveland Clinic London, Morgan Sindall, Lloyds Banking Group, the Old Vic Theatre, Zoological Society of London, Bouygues, Unloc. Construction Youth Trust 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)

  • HS2 Epic Engineers enterprise challenge
  • Bouygues Girls Believe programme
  • Unloc Enterprise Project
  • Morgan Sindall Building Bright Futures Programme
  • PwC One Firm One Day / enterprise challenge
  • London Zoo Scavenger Hunt

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

  • Cleveland Insight Days & Visits to Hospitals
  • Y10 Work experience programme
  • School’s careers Fair
  • Y11 Careers advise interviews with an external adviser
  • The Old Vic Theatre Take the Lead Programme
  • Construction Youth Trust work experience and mentoring progamme
  • Guest speakers from different job sectors are also frequent visitors to the school.
  • One-week work experience in year 12
  • ZSL employability Skills day
  • Russel group careers event
  • University visits

Gatsby Benchmark Achievements

Gatsby Benchmark Our Achievement
(Reviewed December 2022)
1. A stable careers programme 94%
2. Learning from career & labour market information 100%
3. Addressing the needs of each pupil 100%
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 95%
8. Personal guidance 100%

Gatsby Benchmark

An audit of our careers provision is carried out every year by an external adviser from the Careers and Enterprise Company. This relates to progress made in relation to the 8 Gatsby benchmarks which includes 41 assessment criteria. The latest audit, see above, is testimony that we are on the right track in providing our students a solid and comprehensive set of activities to help them plan their career and develop valuable employability skills.   We have achieved 100% in all three. Below is the full outcome.

Sixth From provision

The school is actively engaged with a number of businesses across London and the UK. Led by our committed and long-serving Work-Related Learning Manager, Mr Ydri, 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.

For more information on our Work-Related Learning Programme contact our Careers Leader: Mr Abdel Ydri on aydri@stahigh.org or extension 259.


First Day of Trinity Term is Monday 15th of April 2024

Please note that that all students in all year groups return for the start of the new Trinity Term on Monday 15th of April 2024.

The start time is 8.45am as usual.