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Careers and Provider Access

Careers guidance and support is an integral part of the curriculum for learners at Strathmore School. We ensure that learners and families are supported in developing each individual’s career identity, and work hard to ensure that when each learner leaves Strathmore, they are able to actively contribute to their community through a developed level of independence, personalised communication and with the support of their families.

The 14-19 programme is overseen by the School Leadership Team. Learners, parents, teachers and employers can send enquiries via info@strathmore.org.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 learner information and advice about career pathways.

Provider Access Policy

Learners 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 both internally and externally. We expect all learners to develop skills that prepare them for the next steps in their education. The school constantly strives to forge links with the local community to build opportunities for our learners to experience what work looks like, and building relationships with potential placements.

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 career development through close links with a number of local Further Education providers. Learners  are encouraged to express a preference in terms of their destinations after leaving Strathmore through their EHCP and review processes and once their placement has been confirmed, they are supported to attend their future setting to aid with transition.