G&L FuturesWorkplace Skills

All students take part in our Futures Programme which develops skills such as problem-solving, teamwork, creativity, resilience and an entrepreneurial mindset.

We are lucky to welcome parents, alumnae and friends of the school to speak to the girls about the skills and qualities that will help them be successful in the workplace, aside from their academic credentials, and to talk about their own career pathways. Our biennial Careers Discovery Event invites speakers from a plethora of careers to speak to students and parents, including those from the fields of medicine and dentistry, architecture, corporate and social responsibility, finance, technology, law, the civil service, the charity sector, film and tv, song writing, music production and game development.

In 2022 as part of our G&L Futures programme, we launched our In-house Internships. The internships enabled students in Years 7-10 and the Lower Sixth to gain invaluable experience working with teachers and business professionals to develop evidence-based ideas and solutions to real-life problems ‘in-house’ at Godolphin and partake in ‘real-life’ analytical and problem-solving activities learning to collaborate, research, produce evidence-based ideas and solutions and develop their presentation skills. In 2022-23 projects included:

  • Years 8-10 students have developed ideas for a local Hammersmith business loyalty scheme.
  • As a formal part of the Year 9 curriculum students worked directly with the Hammersmith and Fulham Council to encourage more eco-friendly travel choices in the borough.
  • Groups of Year 10 and 11 students attended after school workshops and developed new products for sustainable STEM education start-up Team Repair
  • Lower Sixth students took part in the LSE Generate Mentorpreneurship programme. Following a day at the LSE in November, students designed and developed ideas supported by workshops and presentations by LSE mentors. At school students had weekly workshops and access to a dedicated online platform and an app, packed full of additional relevant materials through which the teams have ongoing communication and support from their LSE mentors; download and upload relevant templates; complete mini-self learning courses; and attend online tutorials. The teams pitched their ideas to a panel of social entrepreneurs.

Other projects have included the Year 7 Tenner Challenge where students developed ideas for products and/or services to pitch to their peers, their form tutors and parents. They received advice from economist and organisational psychologist Isar Bhattachargee before heading off to Spitalfields market for inspiration.