The term ‘Career’ is defined as a purposeful destination on leaving school or college and therefore at Dysart school we understand that the term career does not necessarily mean paid employment. Our curriculum offer equips students with the knowledge and skills they need to be fully prepared for their next stage in life.  

We work closely with families and other outside agencies to ensure that our students personal development,  further education, and future life choices are well-matched to their individual needs and are both aspirational and relevant.  

Stephanie Cruse (Vice Principal) has overall responsibility for the careers programme at Dysart school and she can be contacted by the school office by email: or telephone: 020 8412 2600.

Careers Provision at Dysart School

Dysart’s progressive career provision builds upon the main school curriculum and is carefully mapped out across key stages and pathways. The provision ensures that students participate in a bespoke package of Careers support that is carefully tailored to their individual needs and is consistent with the eight Gatsby benchmarks:

  • 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 and higher education
  • Personal guidance

Careers Information

Dysart School Careers Plan April 2023

Provider Access Policy 1.1 DYSART

Information for Employers

Careers Guidance

Students in key stage four and five work towards Ascentis Accreditations in areas that are of relevant to their future aspirations and interests. All of the courses offered also cover modules that have work related learning elements.  To see the range of courses offered across the pathways and key stages please see our career pathway learning maps. 

Dysart supports careers development through high quality community participation. Dysart students participate in regular learning outside of the classroom trips and visits to support their personal development as well as explore personal interests and hobbies.  These encounters have promoted inclusion of our students into the local community further establishing high quality relationships with several local businesses. These connections provide opportunities for our students to encounter the world of work or where appropriate participate in a supported work placement outside of school. The careers pathway learning maps breakdown the opportunities that are available to our students relevant to their pathway and key stage. 

To guide students and their families, we offer targeted termly encounters/ information events across each Key stage. These events equip students and their parents/ carers with the knowledge they need to be fully prepared to inform their choice of their next stage in education/ life after Dysart. Please see our termly dates for further details. 

Career Pathway Learning Maps

Key Stage 3 - all pathways

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Blue Pathway - KS4&5

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Yellow Pathway- KS4&5

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Red Pathway- KS4&5

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