The Careers’ program at Kingsmead is a highly effective and motivating program in line with the Gatsby Benchmarks outlined in the Government’s 2017 Careers Strategy, that prepares our students to be able to access a university course or a professional career. Our definition of ‘professional’ encompasses all careers requiring a serious, professional attitude supported by commitment to achieving academic or specialist qualifications. 

These 8 Benchmarks of good careers guidance are:

1. A stable careers programme
2. Learning from career and labour market information
3. Addressing the needs of each student
4. Linking curriculum learning to careers
5. Encounters with employers and employees
6. Experiences of workplaces
7. Encounters with further and higher education
8. Personal Guidance

During their time at Kingsmead, students are presented with a series of opportunities and challenges intended to broaden their outlook. Students’ experiences are tailored to meet the needs of broader career pathways. A mix of tutorial activities, workshops, Drop-down days, presentations, university and workplace visits, work experience and careers fairs, alongside personalised academic mentoring ensures that all students are focused on career pathways from the start of their time in the school. The curriculum prepares students for adult life and equips them to access the opportunities it offers. As well as building knowledge and skills, the Kingsmead careers curriculum, through its design and implementation, intentionally develops the personal values of courage, collaboration, nurture, and rigour, which we believe to be the cornerstones of a successful professional career.

The academic mentoring program is based on the ‘GROW’ model and as they move through the school, students build a ‘passport to success’. Through the Readiness Curriculum, all students at Kingsmead have opportunities to learn about access to alternative routes to employment, including vocational qualification and apprenticeship, as required by the Baker Clause.


Careers Leaders

Corrina Batteson
Deputy Headteacher
0208 351 5000

Nicola Jean-Louis
0208 351 5000

If you would like to assist with a careers event or share your own career journey with our students please contact us by email:

Yasmin Lamrhari, Careers Coordinator,

Charlotte Austin, Programme Manager at Future First, 

 Use the career comparison tool below to find out about different careers.

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