Careers

Here at Tudor Grange Academy we provide our students with a full Careers Information and Advice programme on Careers Education to ensure they are prepared for the future and have received the skills, information and opportunities to help them make informative choices for future study or work. Our students will be independent and flexible and able to adapt to the challenging world ahead of them whether that be Higher Education or employment. At Tudor Grange Academy every year group from 7 upwards has the opportunity to engage with business through industry days, work experience, careers fairs, cadet programs and classroom workshops. Tudor Grange Academy favours strongly alumni students who are invited back to discuss their routes.

Our careers program focuses on a particular area for every year group from Year 7 to Year 13.

These CIAG programmes relate to the 8 ‘Gatsby Benchmarks’ which is part of the new careers strategy from the Department for Education. The strategy is a whole school approach to delivering careers guidance to all of our students throughout their time at Tudor Grange Academy.

  1. A stable careers programme with a careers leader
  2. Learning from careers and labour market information
  3. Addressing the needs of each student
  4. Linking curriculum learning with careers
  5. Encounters with employers and employees
  6. Experience of work places
  7. Encounters with HE and further education
  8. Personal guidance

These benchmarks are met by delivering a range of activities from 1:1 guidance, external speakers, visiting higher and further education establishments and business sectors, work placements, careers fairs and through the curriculum.

Tudor Grange Academy is a member of the Worcester Careers Hub, which is in partnership with the Worcestershire County Council and Worcestershire LEP.

Baker Clause Policy Statement

This policy statement sets out the school’s arrangements for managing the access of providers to students at the school for the purpose of giving them information about the provider’s educations or training offer. This complies with the school’s legal obligations under Section 42B of the Education Act 1997.

Tudor Grange Academy uses the Gatsby Benchmarks as a guide to plan our careers programme. As part of our commitment to informing students of the full range of employment, learning and training pathways on offer to them, we are happy to receive requests from training, apprenticeships, employers and vocational educational providers to speak to our students.

We are particularly interested in hearing from providers in:

  • Digital Skills Sector
  • STEAM employers (science, technology, engineering, art and maths)
  • Manufacturing, gaming, ICT and construction
  • Health professions and social care.

A number of events, integrated into the school careers programme, will offer providers an opportunity to come into school to speak to our students, please refer to the school calendar for these events.

A provider wishing to request access should contact Karen McStay, CIAG Co-Ordinator:

Telephone 01905 454627

Email: kmcstay@worcs.tgacademy.org.uk

Tudor Grange Academy welcomes feedback from parents, staff, pupils and employers on their whole careers strategy, if you would like to get in touch please contact Karen McStay on the above contact details.

DOWNLOAD: School Careers Strategy and Action Plan

DOWNLOAD: Labour Market Information for Worcester

The Team

Mr Roach

Mr Roach – SLT/ Careers Lead

aroach@worcs.tgacademy.org.uk

Mrs McStay

Mrs McStay – Associate Sixth Form Coordinator / Careers Advisor

Qualified Level 6 Diploma in Careers and Guidance kmcstay@worcs.tgacademy.org.uk.

Abigail Robbins

Abigail Robbins – HR Executive, Hereford and Worcester Chamber of Commerce

I joined H&W Chamber of Commerce in July 2011, after completing my A Levels. I had offers from universities, however, decided to undertake a business administration apprenticeship to increase my work experience and get my foot on the career ladder.

I am currently HR Executive which involves assisting with the provision of a customer focused advisory service to managers and staff, including advising and guiding on all HR related issues in accordance with HR policies and current legislation.

Whilst working at the Chamber, I have undertaken my CIPD Level 3, 5 and 7 qualifications and in 2018 completed an MA in Human Resource Management.

I’m passionate about helping to equip students for the workplace and support them as they look at future opportunities, connecting them with local businesses and advising on CV and interview best practice.

Neil Herman

Neil Herman

I am a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants and gained an MBA from Aston University. I have worked for several multinational corporations with headquarters in the UK, USA and Europe working in both operational and Head Office roles across various functions.

I have travelled widely on business giving me considerable international experience and allowing me to communicate effectively across all levels of the organisation and across cultural and geographical borders.

I have been a Board Member for Ideal for All (an Independent Living charity based in West Bromwich) since 2018 and joined the Board of Community First (working with rural communities in Hereford and Worcester) in 2020.

I also work with the Cranfield Trust and UnLtd on various pro-bono projects providing ad-hoc business advice and guidance to not for profit and voluntary sector organisations.

I have been participating as a Mentor on a number of student and young professional programs for the last 12 years including Aston Business School Professional Mentoring scheme, BSEEN Business start-up program, Aston University MBA scheme as well as on the Birmingham Professional Society Future Mentoring Program and as a Placement visitor and mentor for the Engineering Development Trust.

I am keen to ensure students at whatever age have access to as wide a choice of opportunities as possible and to show them the range of possibilities that are available including careers they may not have considered.

Mrs Fall Taylor

Miss R Widdowson – Chair of Governors

Is a Solicitor and Managing Partner of a law firm in Worcester. She brings with her a wealth of experience in managing professionals. She is keen to see greater engagement between schools and businesses to give students the best opportunity of employment when they leave education.

Career Champions

The role of the career champion is to be the main link between the careers team and their department. They will promote career opportunities relating to their subject area and link curriculum learning to careers. The career champions bring careers in the curriculum to life and show authentic links between lessons and the world of work.

Meet the team

Rhiannon Rowe

Rhiannon Rowe

English

Fran.Cartmell

Fran Cartmell

Art

Stacey Redpath

Stacey Redpath

MFL

Nancy.Grealey

Nancy Grealey

Maths

K Rule

Katie Rule

Science

Adam Burrowns

Adam Burrowns

Business

Andrew Morgan

Andrew Morgan

PE

Paul Seage

Paul Seage

History

Katie Ennis

Katie Ennis

Geography

Laura Free

Laura Free

Geography

Helena.Dawson

Helena Dawson

Media

Anya Lees

Anya Lees

Social Sciences

Ryan Seabourne

Ryan Seabourne

Computing

Gavin.Coles

Gavin Coles

Drama

James Cameron

James Cameron

Music

Caroline.Selward

Caroline Selward

Food

Vicki O'Donnell

Vicki O’Donnell

D & T

Career Inspiration

Allied Healthcare Professions

E.ON Energy

BMW brochure

RAF News Letter April 19

School Leaver Brochure

NHS Health Careers

IMI Autocity

Royal College of Anaesthesia

Jaguar Land Rover Work Experience 2020 | Springpod

Army

If you have found some careers you are interested in click through to The National Careers Service to find out the skills and qualifications needed to get into that job, what the work would be like, the pay you could expect and what the career prospects are. nationalcareers.service.gov.uk

Career Tips

The Skills Health Check is a set of quizzes and activities designed to help you explore your skills, interests and motivations. nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/skills-assessment

Top 10 employability Skills

What Career Live

The Way Up!

Virtual Careers Fayre

Aimhigher – Careers Fayre 2021

Choices

KS3 Choices Booklet

Choices Online Flipbook – https://online.flipbuilder.com/iqah/ptzm/

National Careers Week 2021

National Careers Week 2021 Flyer

Career Newsletters

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