KS4 and Leaving Clarendon
Within Key Stage 4 we have a dedicated Travel Training Co-ordinator who takes pupils out for travel training. This gives all pupils the opportunity to learn about how to use public transport safely, effectively and independently.
In years 10 and 11 Careers Education is taught separately and Richmond’s SEN Connexions Officer is closely involved, supporting and mentoring each individual pupil. In some cases, young people likely to require support with independent living in adulthood are support by the LA Transitions Officer.
At Key Stage 4 we provide an individually tailored range of academic and vocational courses. These include GCSEs, Entry Level Certificates, Adult Literacy and Numeracy Qualifications, BTECs, Unit Awards, the Asdan Youth Award Scheme and an accredited cycle maintenance qualification. Some pupils can also access other courses in mainstream schools.
In year 11 pupils attend a link course one day each week at a Richmond college, preparing them for life beyond school. Pupils participate in workplace visits and in blocks of work experience. At the end of year 11 pupils are presented with a Record of Achievement, summarising and celebrating their many attainments and successes through the school.
Our rising stars
We always welcome past students and look forward to hearing about their success stories. We recently had a visit from Saif (an ex student who left school in 2007). He wanted to thank Clarendon staff for their contribution towards his achievements. Saif has qualified with a Grade A as an Events Organiser, and he recently had an interview with the Hilton Hotel Group and is hopeful he will get a job with them soon. Anyone who knows Saif will agree that he deserves all of the success he gets.