Business partnerships: learning from the experts
Our business partnerships create world class opportunities for our students and we are very privileged to be linked with such prestigious institutions. We aim to raise aspirations and inspire students to develop their skills and find a career they are passionate about; our business partnerships enable us to offer practical and unique career advice and insight into the world of work.
Our partnership with Rothschild is one of our longest and most successful relationships dating back nearly 10 years. Rothschild is one of the world's largest independent financial advisory groups and has supported the school on numerous occasions, both on and off school premises and the company are heavily involved in our careers fairs. Our partnership with Rothschild has also enabled Regent High School students to benefit from mentoring from Rothschild staff, an excellent opportunity for students to gain invaluable insight and inspiration from business professionals. Aside from our close working relationship, Rothschild has played a significant part in helping us to deliver other opportunities by providing financial support for the school.
Rothschild also worked in partnership with Future First and invited 16 Year 12 students to an employability day in February. The students took part in a variety of sessions over the course of the day including a ‘Careers in the City’ session where they heard about the array of different careers in a firm like Rothschild, a CV and mock interview clinic and a speed networking session.
UCL and UCL Institute of Education
UCL work primarily with our A Level students through mentoring opportunities. The mentoring scheme is an extension of the support we provide for our students with their studies, whilst also providing them with personalised guidance from an undergraduate who can offer advice on the next stage of their education.
UCL Institute of Education (IOE) has a strong partnership with us through our Chair of Governors, who is Director for School Partnerships at IOE, through a Professional Practice exchange of staff which supports coaching of students and staff and through placements for trainee teachers.
The Wellcome Trust
The Wellcome Trust has supported the school with many initiatives over several years; as well as playing an important role in various science activities, they are also key partners in our primary liaison programme. Primary pupils are regularly invited into the school to tour students and primary pupils from our feeder schools.
Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design, University of the Arts London
Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design has developed a number of projects in partnership with Regent High School in order to encourage students to understand the creative industries and progression onto higher education (HE) within the arts. Projects have included portfolio advice workshops, winter programme opportunities for Years 12 and 13 art and design students, entry into HE drama workshops, as well as supporting our careers events.
They provide students with hands on experiences, working with professional practitioners and lecturers, create work for portfolios and develop audition techniques. This strong partnership is building year on year and they are an integral part of our transition onto post-16 arts based courses.