Heworth Grange supports every student to achieve their potential and is committed to providing a structured, stable programme of career education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG). We will work together to enable students to make choices, manage their careers and develop skills for career well-being and employability.


We believe that a stable careers programme will encourage and support the dreams and aspirations of students by providing opportunities and activities to strengthen their motivation, aspirations and achievement.


To support our students to reach a high level of achievement, the careers programme is embedded in to the curriculum and follows Statutory Duty and the Gatsby Benchmarks to promote learning and development.  The programme will raise aspirations, engage, challenge and motivate students.

Careers Lead

Claire Frater is our Careers Officer with responsibility for Careers and is available throughout the year, offering support to students and parents.

Contact Details: Tel: 0191 421 2244

For more information about our Careers Programme, Statutory Duty, Gatsby Benchmarks and provider access, please see below.

Statutory Duty

Heworth Grange School has a responsibility to ensure all registered students at the school are provided with independent careers guidance from year 8 (12-13 year olds) to year 13 (17-18 year olds), (Education Act 1997, section 2A).

  • It must be provided in an impartial manner
  • It should explore the range of education or training options, including apprenticeships and other vocational pathways
  • Advice should promote the students’ best interests

Heworth Grange School is required to ensure that there is an opportunity for a range of education and training providers to access students in years 8 to 13 for the purposes of informing them about approved technical education, qualifications or apprenticeships.

We also have a Provider Access Policy that outlines the circumstances in which education and training providers will be given access to these students. (Education Act 1997, section 42B)

Heworth Grange School endeavours to follow best practice guidance from The Department of Education and other expert and professional bodies.

How We Meet Statutory Duty

Education Act 1997, section 2A

As well as our Learning for Life curriculum, Heworth Grange provides students with access to some external sources of careers guidance.  This includes:

  • Careers Fairs
  • Employer visits and talks
  • College and University visits
  • Work experience
  • Face to face, student focused impartial career advice and guidance interviews

Please refer to our Careers and IAG Policy for more information.

Provider Access Education Act 1997, section 42B

Any education, training or apprenticeship provider wishing to request access should contact Claire Frater, Careers Officer. The provider should email their request to:

Telephone: 0191 421 2244

The provider should work with the school to organise a range of dates and an overview of what will be offered. Please refer to our Provider Access Policy for more information.

Click here for Careers & IAG Policy
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Careers Programme

As well as statutory duty, Heworth Grange School’s Careers Programme is guided by the eight Gatsby Benchmarks of Good Career Guidance.  Heworth Grange School endeavours to continually improve careers provision and achieve the Gatsby Benchmarks:

  1. A stable careers programme
  2. Learning from career and labour market information
  3. Addressing the needs of each student
  4. Linking curriculum learning to careers
  5. Encounters with employers and employees
  6. Experiences of workplaces
  7. Encounters with Further and Higher Education
  8. Personal guidance

Many of our activities are posted on our Facebook and Twitter page, please show your support by following, liking and sharing our posts.

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How We Monitor & Evaluate Our Provision

  • We use the Careers Compass tracker tool to monitor our practice against the Gatsby Benchmarks
  • We collect student, employer and parental feedback on CEIAG experiences
  • We monitor NEET figures to access the impact of our provision

Destination Data 2017
Destination Data 2018


Heworth Grange School would like to strengthen its link with employers to raise aspirations and attainment, supporting our students to achieve their full potential.

As an employer, you can help us give our students the opportunity to learn about work, employment and the skills that are valued in the workplace.

  • We are looking for employers who can:
    • Deliver career talks in assemblies or classroom
    • Give inspirational presentations/speech
    • Offer work experience placements to students
    • Offer a work place visit
  • If you are interested in supporting our school we would be delighted to hear from you.


  • Heworth Grange School is aiming to develop and build up an Alumni Member Group and welcome ex-pupils to support and help us raise students’ aspirations by asking alumni to come in to school to talk to students.
  • If you attended Heworth Grange School and are interested in becoming an Alumni member, please contact Claire Frater, Careers Officer
    • 0191 421 2244

Finding Careers Information Services

Schools and colleges in the UK provide careers information, advice and guidance, including guidance on writing CV’s using CV builders. For further research, try:

Click here to view videos to help you gain insight from some of the UK’s leading businesses, helping you to discover new career paths.

Local Post 16 Education & Training Providers

Access Training

East Durham College

Gateshead College

Newcastle College

Newcastle 6th Form College

Sunderland College

South Tyneside College


Sunderland Engineering Training Association (SETA)

Tyne North Training

TDR Training

If you are a local provider and would like to be listed here on our website, please email:

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