Careers Advice

Outwood Grange Academy seeks to positively support all students to acquire the educational, social and employability skills necessary for lifelong success in a diverse and changing world of work.

We are currently working with different providers to ensure our students receive a careers education and guidance programme which:

  • Is personal to you and always puts your interests first.
  • Motivates and inspires you to consider all opportunities both within and outside the academy.
  • Helps you to gain the skills you need to make your career ambitions a reality.
  • Provides the support you need to be successful.
  • Helps you access any additional support you might need.
  • Is delivered by trained and qualified teachers and advisers, with up-to-date knowledge.
  • Gives you an understanding of careers pathways and local labour market information.
  • Protect and respects your personal information and shares it only with your consent.

Together with staff from Progress Careers, one of the providers we work with, we will support your career development in a number of ways including:

  • Information and discussion in lessons and assemblies to help you make decisions about your future activties and events such as career fairs.
  • Access to career advisers in a variety of ways including individual meetings.
  • Drop-in sessions, learning pathway planning and results days.
  • Careers information and IT based careers programmes information and updates on notice boards, plasma screens and websites.

Students, parents/carers and staff can access our careers information site, including local apprenticeship opportunities, and hints & tips regarding careers:

Careers Portal

The following information can be found on this page:

  • Our Provider Access Policy
  • the name, email address and telephone number of our Careers Leader.
  • a summary of the careers programme, including details of how students, parents, teachers and employers may access information about careers.
  • how the school measures and assesses the impact of the careers programme on students.
  • the date of the school's next review of the information published.

  1. A stable careers programme
    Our schools will have an embedded programme of career education and guidance that is known and understood by students, parents, teachers, governors and employers.
  2. Learning from career and labour market informtion (LMI)
    Every student, and their parents, will have access to good quality information about future study options and labour market opportunities, that is relevant to our local area, supported by an informed adviser to make best use of available information.
  3. Addressing the need of each student
    Students have different career guidance needs at different stages. Opportunities for advice and support need to be tailored to the needs of each student. Our school’s careers programme should embed equality and diversity considerations throughout.
  4. Linking curriculum learning to careers
    All teachers will link curriculum learning with careers where possible. STEM subject teachers will highlight the relevance of STEM subjects for a wide range of future career paths where lesson opportunities present themselves.
  5. Encounters with employers and employees
    Every student will have multiple opportunities to learn from employers about work, employment and the skills that are valued in the workplace, in particular within curriculum lessons, at least one per year.
  6. Experiences of workplaces
    Every student will have first-hand experiences of the workplace through work visits, work shadowing and/or work experience to help their exploration of career opportunities, and expand their networks.
  7. Encounters with further and higher education
    All students will understand the full range of learning opportunities that are available to them. This includes both academic and vocational routes and learning in schools, colleges, universities and in the workplace.
  8. Personal guidance
    Every student will have opportunities for guidance interviews with a career adviser, who is trained at Level 6 or higher, whenever significant study or career choices are being made. These interviews will be expected for all students but should be timed to meet their individual needs.

Outwood Grange Academy’s careers programme is committed to developing a whole school approach in providing every student with up to date, impartial, independent and varied careers education, information, advice and guidance defined by the CDI framework and Gatsby standards. This will help to ensure that each student has high aspirations and is fully prepared for their next steps in education, training and employment beyond their time at Outwood Grange Academy.

The Academy works in partnership with Progress Careers, an external, independent and impartial careers guidance service. They provide support for information and discussion in lessons and assemblies as well as helping to organise activities and events such as careers fairs. They provide access to career advisers in a variety of ways including individual meetings, drop-in sessions, learning pathway planning and results days. They also assist with information and updates on notice boards, plasma screens and websites.

Career advisors are also available to provide personalised CEIAG to students who are not attending the academy such as those at hospital schools or other alternative provision.

Generic events across all year groups
  • National Careers Week assemblies with tutor lesson activities.
  • Progress Careers Staff and student resources available via school portal
  • Drop Down Days with employer interactions
  • Signposted lessons
  • Cultural Capital information on TV screens and in Tutor lessons with Careers link
  • STEM Fair -  July
  • Destination data to inform planning
  • Varied trips run throughout the year with a careers focus
  • Over 100 enrichments a week
  • Model United Nations
  • CCF Cadet Force
  • Symposium Lectures (P16)
  • My Kind of Future (P16)
  • Elephant Group (P16)
  • Live virtual careers talks promoted across all years throughout the year (available in school and out of school)
  • Career of the week
  • Votes for schools referenced to careers (career launchpad)

Careers displays/Information
  • Apprenticeship display (Restaurant)
  • Post 16 at OGA (Restaurant)
  • Art Careers (Outside AC2:01)
  • Geography Careers (In classrooms)
  • Science Careers (Outside S11)
  • Careers in Leeds region (Outside U1)
  • Design Technology Careers (DT Corridor)
  • Maths careers (L Block)
  • English P16 courses (Outside U51)
  • Frequent careers information on TV screens in Restaurants
  • University Prospectus library (P16 Library)

Richard Larder
Phone Number:
01924 204350

We review the success of our careers programme by looking at the destinations of our leaving Year 11 students with a target of 0% NEET (students not in education, employment or training).

The careers information on this website will be reviewed every academic year.