Helping the next generation of talent – Leathwaite announces unique school partnership

7 Aug 2018

The St Marylebone School logo

Leathwaite is pleased to announce that we are embarking on a unique partnership with St. Marylebone CE School. We are going to provide the pupils with essential mentoring, career guidance and general educational support. Our goal is to equip pupils with the skills and experience they will need to thrive in their future careers.

The partnership is a part of national initiative to promote a healthy and sustainable relationship between business and the local community, run by the Business In The Community. BITC is a school-business partnership programme which provides an effective framework as well as support to address a school’s key needs and prepare the disadvantaged pupils to build successful working lives.

It takes a holistic approach with BITC helping the school to identify its needs across four areas: curriculum, leadership and governance, enterprise and employability and wider issues. Business In The Community partnership supports the school and business to develop and deliver a unique and collaborative programme of activities.

St. Marylebone was founded in 1791 and is a successful, comprehensive school for girls aged from eleven to eighteen. It is located two minutes walk from Marylebone Road. By partnering with Leathwaite, the school hopes to achieve these key items:

  1. Inspiring students and raise aspirations.
  2. Promoting students developing transferable skills and qualities and developing employability skills alongside their academia.
  3. Generating wider careers awareness to different jobs and industries and knowledge of how to get into these via different pathways.
  4. Receiving extra support for students with disadvantages. For example, written literacy workshops and academic mentoring.
  5. Being able to provide some work experience placements for year 10 and 12 students.

Fran Congdon, Assistant Headteacher, is keen for Leathwaite to run workshops and focus on topics such as “women in leadership”. He wants to help encourage more female corporate leaders in the future.

For more information about the school, click here.