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At Riverside Bridge School, in line with the Government’s careers strategy, we aim to make sure that all pupils, from the age of 4 to 16 access a bespoke education through our development of a Careers Curriculum.
We believe high quality careers advice and practical support in terms of access (e.g. pupils are supported with arranging and attending college interviews and visits), is absolutely essential if pupils are going to achieve their potential in their future life.


Outline of our 2020-21 Work-Related Learning Programme:

Curriculum Pathways Autumn 1Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1Summer 2
RootsPeople who Help UsPeople who work in Art and Graphics
People who work in Horticulture and Animal Care

Jobs at the SeasideSeasonal Work (jobs)Seasonal Work (clothings)
BranchJobs at the SupermarketWorking with NatureFarming for FoodFarming AnimalsRecyclingEnvironmental Work (marine life)
LeafCareers in the Theatre IndustryCareers within the Education SystemEnvironmental Work (land habitats)Careers within the Science and Engineering IndustryCareers within the Recycling IndustryCareers within the Retail Industry
AccreditationInterpersonal SkillsInterpersonal Skills (work experience)CitizenshipSalary and BudgetingTravelling in the CommunityUsing Local Health Services


Work Experience

Pupils in Year 10 & 11 l have the opportunity to engage in work experience.
This opportunity to go and work in the wider community is invaluable and allows our pupils:
•  to apply the transferable skills learned in the classroom in a real-life context.
•  to further improve their skills by making learning more relevant and practical
•  to develop their personal and social skills
•  to develop an understanding of work and its related responsibilities
•  to broaden their awareness of the world of work
•  to be introduced the knowledge and skills of particular occupational area/s
•  to begin to make the transition from school
 Here are our  Year 11 pupils working in the Food Technology department at Riverside Bridge School, at Wellgate Farm and Morrisons.


Impact of our Careers Programme

Careers activity needs to be relevant and inspirational for our pupils. We measure and assess the impact of our careers programme through:
  • the Gatsby Benchmarks which we use to measure the quality of our provision and to develop it further. Follow this link to find the latest Careers Benchmarking done by Compass.
  • our Year 11 Destination Figures
We track our Year 11 school leavers each summer to confirm post-16 plans, and we aim to have as few ‘NEET’ (Not in Education, Employment or Training) destinations as possible.
A strong investment in our careers programme reflects our positive destination figures.



Year 11 Leavers’ Destination Data

 Number of PupilsDestinationsCourses
2018-19 Leavers100% (5 pupils)Barking & Dagenham CollegeEdexcel Entry Level 1 Award in Personal Progress
E2 Skills for Independence and Work
Edexcel L1 Award in Vocational Studies
2019-2020 Leavers100% (9 pupils)Barking & Dagenham College
Trinity School Sixth Form
OCN Entry Level 2 Award in Skills for Independence and Employability
OCN Entry Level 3 Award in Skills in Vocational Studies
Public Services Level 1


For more information, please contact our Careers Lead , Ms A. Waller by sending an enquiry using the contact form on our ‘Contact Us’ page or calling us on 0203 946 5888.


CEIAG Policy – March 2021