Bow School

Spotlight On World and Career Ready

Spotlight On: World and Career Ready

We know that universities and employers value aptitude and attitude as much as academic qualifications, so we provide active development of critical and self-reflective capabilities, and a real understanding of future needs as our young people face a world of exciting possibilities.

On our list of priorities is authentic problem-solving situations so that students experience practical learning that reflects human ingenuity and creativity. We provide support with developing a skills set that allows our young people to adapt, adjust, move sectors and acquire new skills and competencies throughout their working life.

What do we have on offer in terms of mentoring programmes? An interview with Ms Mohamud, Women’s Education Officer, explains all:

We are delighted to be working with a Tower Hamlets charity called The Switch who are committed to helping children and young people meet their potential through a wide range of volunteer-based programmes, providing a vital link between education and the world of work".

We are thrilled to have been partnered with ADM Investor Services International Limited (ADMISI), an independent, full service multi-asset brokerage company with 106 years corporate history in London and extensive international reach; offering clearing and brokerage services into all major investment markets. As part of their Corporate Social Responsibility programme our students are undergoing a structured mentoring programme with ADMISI employees who are professionals in a wide variety of sectors who have been matched with our students’ interests and future career pathways. Students also have a handbook to complete as part of this programme.

Our sixth formers are also working with ReachOut UK, a national mentoring charity that provides weekly one-to-one support from a volunteer mentor on a long-term basis. Their aim is develop key attributes of our students including character, increasing confidence and self-esteem, raising aspirations and improving academic attainment. The mentors will also work with our students on developing transferable skills, working on CVs, support in applying for jobs, internships, college, etc, building positive relationships with new adults and peers, support in becoming an independent person and achieving individual goals. The uniqueness of this mentoring programme is that along with an hour of mentoring there is one hour of sports; the aim is to balance the physical and mental wellbeing of our students.

Our Y13 students are now making steady progress towards achieving their target grades at A Level and they have been embracing an online education platform called Up Learn and studying hard. Up Learn was created to deliver a world-class learning experience using cognitive science research that brings out the best in every student ensuring they can learn effectively and master their subjects.