Preparation for employment is an integral part of everything we do at The Grange School. While qualifications remain very important they are by no means a sole consideration and focus. In an ever changing, fast paced world, we recognise that employability and work-readiness has become increasingly significant for employers.

In order to nurture our students and prepare them for their journey beyond school, we have created a Careers Education Programme which is integrated within our curriculum and uses the Gatsby Benchmarks as a guiding framework.

Our Careers Provision includes:

Our popular Careers Fair is now firmly set as an annual event in our school calendar. The event is supported by thirty five employers, training providers, colleges and universities.

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Our Careers Advisor, Mrs Kittles, is responsible for providing impartial information, advice and guidance to our students.

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Throughout the year we run a series of exciting events including enterprise competitions, mock interviews, mentoring sessions, workplace visits and social enterprise projects which involve employers and community organisations . These are all thoughtfully designed to provide numerous opportunities for students to develop the skills needed to excel in an ever changing world.

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When our students reach Year 10, they have the opportunity to attend a two week work placement. In Year 12 they build on this experience in a further one week placement towards the end of the academic year.

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Provision Map

Our Careers Provision Map outlines the opportunities for careers education from Year 7 through to Year 13.
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Meet The Team

Mr D SabinCareers Lead
My role involves taking a strategic approach to our Careers Provision. My aim is to make us the example of good practice that other schools can follow.

Grades are important to our students but our real mission is to make our young people as ready for their next steps as we possibly can. We continually look for opportunities to develop the experiences that we can offer.

Mrs S KittlesCareers Advisor
My aim is to provide impartial information advice and guidance to our students.

I am passionate that students are given every opportunity to explore and expand their career ideas so that they make realistic and informed decisions about their future options and career choices.

Mrs L Cooper-SmithEmployer and Community Engagement
My aim is to engage employers and community representatives to work alongside our students on a whole host of creative initiatives.

These are designed to develop key employability skills and provide ample opportunities to explore different pathways into careers.

Mrs J IngleWork Experience Coordinator
I coordinate Work Experience for both Year 10 and Year 12 students, liaising with external work experience consultants.

The feedback we have received from employers is very positive. In some instances, work experience has resulted in job offers jobs or apprenticeships.