The school will remain open, as far as is possible, for key workers’ children and those children most vulnerable.

Please contact admin@linksec.org.uk if you have any queries.

We are here to support all our families.

We will advertise dates for Open Mornings in due course.

Careers Guidance

Whilst at The Link Secondary 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.

The Link Secondary School 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 the school office on 020 8688 7691.

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.

Careers Programme at The Link Secondary School

Careers Leader 

The Careers Leader for our school is Hannah Wallwork and she can be contacted by email: hwallwork@linksec.org.uk or tel: 020 8688 7691.

Provider Access Policy

The Link Secondary Schools 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

There is a lovely feeling at school, it is always very positive, warm and welcoming – Parent Survey 2018

 

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