Click here to watch a video from Mr Walsh, explaining the new measures in place regarding social distancing, and how we can all do our best to keep everyone at school safe.

Careers Guidance

Whilst at St Philip’s School, students learn the skills and attitudes required to enable them to become as independent as they can be and to prepare for adulthood. We aim for students to have an enriched and stimulating curriculum to give them every opportunity to reach their full potential.

St Philip’s supports careers development through high quality and personalised work experience opportunities. We enjoy high quality relationships with a number of external organisations and local businesses to provide opportunities for students to work in ‘real’ settings.  We are always looking for additional opportunities to inspire and educate our students about the world of work. If you think you could help please contact office@stphilips-chessington.org

Careers Programme 

At each stage of the learning journey, students are supported and encouraged to consider their future beyond school. Our Careers Programme lists some of the elements of careers information, advice and guidance that a student will encounter during their time with us.

Click here to read the Careers Programme at St Philip’s School.

Careers Leader 

The Careers Leader for our school is Lara Birkett and she can be contacted via the school office by email: office@stphilips-chessington.org or tel: 020 8397 2672.

Provider Access Policy

St Philip’s School is committed to providing high quality careers guidance and advice. Our Provider Access Policy (below) gives details of how training providers can visit the school to offer eligible students information and advice about career pathways.

Provider Access Policy

The Gatsby Benchmarks – what are they?

The Gatsby Benchmarks are a key measure of the effectiveness of career advice. They are also a very important part of the Government’s career strategy. In order to ensure our students enjoy high quality careers guidance and experiences, we will be working to embed the below eight Gatsby Benchmarks throughout our Careers Programme by the end of 2020 in line with DfE expectations.

  • 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 Education
  • Personal Guidance

For more information on the Gatsby benchmarks please click on the following link  www.goodcareerguidance.org.uk

 

Students develop very high levels of positive behaviour and feel extremely safe. They are very considerate, very respectful and caring of others and highly positive about learning.

– Ofsted report

Blog

Supporting our community

As part of an enterprise project, Post-16 students have been selling delicious freshly cooked meals to the staff team. This term, they made a profit of £110! The group even adapted their business model to fit with current restrictions, offering …

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Give a Little Love scheme rewards our staff team

Staff at St Philip’s received a welcome boost to morale when mince pies and biscuits arrived at school. The gifts were a thank you to our team members for their hard work over the past year. Waitrose in Surbiton chose …

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Make it snappy!

Students in Key Stage 4M (KS4M) have been visiting Richmond Park over the past 9 weeks, learning to take a range of photographs. After a lot of deliberating, we have decided on a final twelve to be displayed at school. …

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At one with nature

Eco Education is being developed in school due to our growing understanding of the importance of contact and connection with nature for students’ healthy development. As Sean Henn from our Student Support Team says; “We are hoping to share our …

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