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Careers and Provider Access

Careers guidance and support is an integral part of the curriculum for students at Strathmore School. We ensure that students and families are supported in developing each individual’s career identity, and work hard to ensure that when each student leaves Strathmore they are fully equipped to succeed in their adult lives.

Eleanor Sheehan, Deputy Headteacher, has overall responsibility for the 14-19 programme at Strathmore. Pupils, parents, teachers and employers can contact Eleanor via info@strathmore.richmond.sch.uk or telephone: 020 8948 0047 ext 101.

Strathmore School is committed to providing high quality guidance and advice on future pathways. Our Provider Access Policy gives details of how training providers can visit the school to offer eligible students information and advice about career pathways.

Provider Access Policy

Students participate in careers learning opportunities that are carefully tailored to each student’s individual needs and are consistent with the eight Gatsby benchmarks:

  • A stable careers programme
  • Learning from career and labour market information
  • Addressing the needs of each pupil
  • Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • Encounters with employers and employees
  • Experiences of workplaces
  • Encounters with further and higher education
  • Personal guidance

As a school Strathmore supports Careers development through meaningful, personalised, work experience opportunities. The school aims for all students in the 14-19 provision to have at least one experience of a workplace before leaving. The school constantly strives to forge links with the local community to support this aim.

Through our existing partnerships with other colleges, professionals and businesses, we deliver bespoke packages of work experience for students. Students are typically supported by school staff during work experience placements but the nature and level of support offered differs based on the needs of each individual pupil. We welcome feedback from students, families, employers and other stakeholders on an ongoing basis, continually refining and improving our offer to individual pupils based on this feedback.

As well as work experience opportunities, Strathmore supports careers development through close links with a number of local Further Education providers. Pupils visit different provisions so that they can experience learning in a different learning environment. Students are encouraged to express a preference in terms of their destinations after leaving Strathmore through their EHCP and review processes.