Careers Overview

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.

Our Careers Programme is reviewed annually and will next be reviewed in February 2025.

Careers Information

Dysart Careers Plan Feb2024

Provider Access Policy 1.1 DYSART

Information for Employers

Family Support Information Pack College Provision


To empower students with the skills and knowledge for independence in adulthood, helping them navigate the community, explore careers, and be well-prepared for a fulfilling transition to work or further education.

  • Dysart’s school curriculum is designed to cultivate skills that prepare students for the next stage in their personal and academic achievements.
  • 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.
  • Guidance for students and their families is provided at all key stage transitions through available options for future destinations and information sharing on the accreditations we offer at Dysart School.
  • We work closely with Further Education Providers to ensure that appropriate transitions are in place to support pupils transitioning on from Dysart.
  • Dysart School is committed to providing high quality careers guidance and advice. Our Provider Access Policy (found on this web page) gives details of how training providers can visit the school to offer eligible students information and advice about career pathways.
  • Dysart collaborates with various external agencies to ensure our adherence to all the mandatory requirements outlined in the Department for Education’s latest Careers Strategy.
  • These partnerships include working alongside The Careers and Enterprise Company (CEC), The South London Local Enterprise Partnership, the Careers Impact Review System, Further Education (FE) and Higher Education (HE) providers, assisted work placement providers and a wider range of local employers.
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Orchard Hill College

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Richmond upon Thames College

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The Careers and Enterprise Company

The national body for careers education in England supporting schools and colleges deliver modern, 21st century careers education.

Careers Programme at Dysart School

Preparing for Adulthood and Life beyond Dysart School

Careers Guidance and Support

Careers Guidance and Support at Dysart School


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Leavers Destinations

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Gatsby Benchmarks

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