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The Richmond upon Thames School

The Richmond upon Thames School

Excellence Through Endeavour


The Richmond upon Thames School (RTS) programme helps our students to plan and manage their careers effectively, ensuring progression which is ambitious and aspirational. It promotes equality of opportunity, celebrates diversity and challenges stereotypes.

Careers education, information, advice and guidance programmes play a major part in helping young people choose pathways that suit their interests, abilities and individual needs. A robust careers programme helps avoid disengagement, puts school learning into a wider and more relevant context, and helps raise aspirations.

Careers Leader: Ms S Broadbent (formerly Clark):

Careers Plan review date: September 2024

Can you help?

At RTS we are always looking for experienced individuals to come and enrich the lives of our students with their experiences and journeys in the world of work. If you are a local business, or a willing parent, and would like to support RTS with our careers provision, please get in touch with Ms Broadbent using this form. We are currently looking for businesses to support us with the following:

  • Mock interview days

  • STEM workshops

  • Speed Networking Events

  • Careers presentations or workshops

  • Drop Down Days based around industry

  • Work Experience placements

RTS Careers Policy and Provider Access Statement

The RTS Careers Policy can be viewed on the policy page of our website.

To ensure students at RTS receive the highest quality information, advice and guidance we are working towards meeting the statutory guidelines set out by the Gatsby Benchmarks and Government regulations. 

In 2018 the government released a new careers strategy and statutory guidance for schools and colleges. It put an increased focus on using the Gatsby Benchmarks as a framework for best practice around which we can build our own careers provision. 

The eight Gatsby Benchmarks of Good Career Guidance:

1. A stable careers programme

2. Learning from career and labour market information

3. Addressing the needs of each pupil

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

Useful links:

House of Commons Report on Careers Guidance in Schools

Gatsby Benchmarks

Careers Overview 2023-2024