Here you can see a snapshot of just some of the partners that we work with and the fantastic opportunities they provide to enrich our students' education. We have invested significant time in developing a strong network because we firmly believe they help our young learners to fulfil their potential and realise their dreams.
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OUR NATIONAL PARTNERS
Canary Wharf Group
For over 15 years the canary Wharf Group has provided our students with first-hand experience of the business sector. Through STEM themed workshops they have opened our students’ eyes to careers they may not have considered. On top of this, over the last five years 15 students have benefitted from work placements, including Shazia, who was able to observe and question staff and gain valuable insight into becoming a paediatrician.
“This longstanding partnership continues to provide unique chances for students to realise their dreams. The Canary Wharf Group is a consistent and irreplaceable contributor to our community”.
Mr Kemp, Enrichment Manager
The Access Project
The Access Project works with high-potential students in Years 10-13 from disadvantaged backgrounds. Group workshops and one-to-one mentoring help participants produce compelling university applications, while tailored tuition helps boost attainment to secure the required grades.
Last year 100% of Year 13 and Year 11 participants exceeded their expected grade in a tutored subject and every university applicant received an offer. In 2018 all participants have received one or more offer from selective Universities.
“It is great to see the programme building on the successes of last year and students’ real appetite for further study and higher education.”
Sophia Sterling, University Access Officer
Education Business Partnership
The EBP offers activities that prepare students for their future in higher education or employment. Aim 2 Attain workshops are hosted by local employers and universities to encourage students to realise their potential by providing qualifications, careers guidance and exposure to working environments.
Year 11 participate in Head2Head interviews with local businesses, who offer constructive feedback and tips for boosting their CV and personal statement. EBP also provide programmes and work placements in the summer holidays which aim to support and mentor students.
The Livery Companies are committed to helping students and schools experience new projects by offering work placements, careers events and medical conferences. Thanks to our ongoing partnership with The Honourable Company of Air Pilots, ten students were taken gliding as a reward for their consistent, positive contribution to our school. We are also lucky to have the support of the Shipwrights and Master Mariners as a result of our school’s shipping history.
Docklands' Community Organisation
11-113 Mellish Street E14 8PJ
We work closely with the East London Mosque which provides many facilities and activities for our parents and students.
Women's Group including Coffee Mornings, Study Circlse, Pensioners' Club, regular Spiritual Activities, Accredited/Vocational Employ-ability Training, English ESOL, Youth Activities, After School Clubs, Weekend Supplementary Classes, School Holiday Programmes, NHS Health Programmes, and a Community Gardening project. We also provide facilities for Black and Minority Ethnic Groups which are culturally sensitive.
As one of our longest running partnerships, Barclays provides a variety of programmes to support our students. A monthly business mentoring session provides students with valuable interview skills, support with CV and personal statement writing and career guidance. Students are introduced to the importance of networking, and mentors help to build their professional networks so they have a base of contacts when they finish education.
The Reading Partners Programme involves weekly sessions with Year 7 and 8. Participants motivate young students by discussing their future career plans and taking them to visit Barclays Tower.
“Through one to one informal learning, we believe we can really make a difference in each young person’s life through interaction, empowerment and encouraging students to succeed and flourish”.
Daniel Sheen, FTT Operations
BP offers a mentoring programme to give a true insight into how the business world functions and to raise aspirations by emphasising its accessibility to everyone. BP mentors utilise their expertise to help boost students’ self-confidence. Over 100 students have benefitted from the programme, leading to improved attainment, behaviour and interpersonal skills.
“The future professional workforce can be diverse, inspired and motivated if they had the coaching and guidance required alongside their education.”
Heeral Pandya, BP Mentor
Year 10 visit BP May 2018
Sixth Form students benefit from two projects with Citibank; supporting the employability course that enhances our Year 12 Level 2 Programme and work placements for our Career Ready Year 12 students. Students are provided with real experiences of working life, visiting Head Office and exploring case studies.
Students are encouraged to apply for internships with Citibank; those who succeed always develop the confidence and resilience to progress into their chosen apprenticeships or higher education.
“I was lucky enough to earn a place on the internship scheme, where I learnt problem solving skills, how to work independently, network and socialise. It’s boosted my profile and I can now look forward to reading Computer Science at university in September”.
Career Ready trip to Citibank May 2018
We work alongside JP Morgan on the STEM Schools Challenge; an initiative that utilises employees’ skills, networks and resources to encourage student uptake in STEM subjects and careers.
The Lawyers in School programme works in partnership with the Citizenship Foundation, engaging lawyers and students in stimulating discussions about relevant legal issues. This is complemented by the Legal Day of Service, where students network with lawyers at JP Morgan offices to understand the opportunities in the legal profession.