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Click here for details of our Careers Education Information, Advice and Guidance Policy and our Working with Post-16 Providers Policy

Our Aim

Our overall aim is to provide quality and comprehensive information advice and guidance to all of our students to enable them to become effective decision-makers and help them to plan their future careers.

Our Independent Service

  • Fully trained and qualified Information, Advice and Guidance specialist
  • Universal Individual Careers Guidance interviews for all students
  • Summaries of Guidance
  • Up to date and comprehensive careers information
  • Occupational Talks.
  • Employer led activities and liaison
  • Apprenticeship activities and liaison
  • College led activities and liaison
  • University led activities and liaison
  • Help with CVs
  • Help with Job search and preparation
  • Help with applications
  • Subscription to a number of Careers computer programs
  • Support and guidance on result days and follow up work

 

The Careers Education, Information & Guidance framework at Allerton Grange School is constructed around 3 main areas of career and work-related learning, in line with the Gatsby Benchmarks: 

  • Self-development through careers and work-related education
  • Finding out about careers and the world of work
  • Developing skills for career wellbeing and employability

 

Appointments and Drop in service

The Careers Department at Allerton Grange School is situated within the Year 11 common room. Students can drop-in during breaks and lunchtimes. Appointments can be made in person, or via email. Parents and carers are always welcome.

lornamcdermott@allertongrange.com

 

Overview of Careers in Year 9 

Year 9 students are encouraged through Careers sessions and tutor group sessions to explore career areas in a wider context, the world of work in general, equality and diversity, widening participation, self-awareness and decision making, as well as beginning to appraise their own skills, qualities, and experiences so that they can start to build up a portfolio of transferable skills.

At Allerton Grange School, we deliver careers and work-related education within an integrated course of PSHE, supplemented by some suspended timetable activities. These include; Curriculum Days, Job Talk days, Higher Education days, as well as a range of standalone/discrete provision integrated into the schemes of work for other subjects. Topics include:

  • Option choice
  • Pathways
  • Self-Awareness & Decision Making
  • Researching Careers Information
  • Introduction to ‘Fast Tomato’
  • Introduction to Higher Ideas
  • Leeds Pathways resources

 

Useful Links

Students can access a number of specially designed ICT Careers programmes, providing them with up to date, comprehensive information in order to help them make informed and realistic career decisions. Students and their parents/carers can access these programs online, giving them the freedom to use these resources at home in their free time. However, as we subscribe to some of these programs they require a unique code (indicated with a *) to allow students and their families to use them. See below for the website links. Please call into the careers department to get the access codes and instructions.

Click on the icons below to go to the required website

Careers Advice for Parents

Careers Advice for Parents

Job Explorer Database (JED) & Higher Ideas *

JED

Fast Tomato *

fast tomato

Grants for individuals in Need

DSC

UCAS Progress Search and Apply

UCAS

Leeds Pathways

Leeds pathways

National Careers Service

national careers service

Careersbox

CareersBox

(careers film library showing real people doing real jobs)

 

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