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Careers Advice

Our Careers Advisor for GANF is Jo Corrall, please email or call 01476 564957.

The Work Experience/Career Offer at GANF during COVID Restrictions
Work Experience and Employment Engagement
Currently our practical Work Experience and Employer Engagement programmes are on hold. However, we continue to deliver and support the development of employability skills.
As soon as we are able to get back into the Community we will be opening up Work Experience Placements once again.
In the meantime, please look out for our Virtual Employer tours in the New Year.

Whilst we cover many life and living skills across our curriculum,
the vocational options that pupils take, help develop their knowledge and skills in order to prepare them for future employment
Option subjects are as follows:

BTEC – Travel and Tourism
BTEC – Health and Social Care
BTEC – Sport and Active Leisure
AIM Qualifications – Skills for Working in Creative and Design Industries
AIM Qualifications – Skills for Working in Catering and Hospitality Industries
AIM Qualifications -Skills for Working in Horticulture Industries

AIM Qualifications – Skills for Working in Catering and Hospitality Industries
AIM Qualifications -Skills for Working in Horticulture Industries
The OCR Life and Living Skills Qualification and the PSHE curriculum provide the foundation for the development of skills required for adulthood.

Careers support
We are working closely with Outside Agencies to support our Careers programme through Virtual Information Assemblies as well as Practical Virtual Workshops

Ambergate Post 16/Sandon Leavers
We know that this is a very difficult time for those pupils who are looking to move on and we are available to give help and advice with regards to those transitions. Pupils, Parents and Carers are directed to the Virtual Open Days organised by our local Colleges and local Post 16 providers.

This is an ever-changing situation and we are continuing to look at different ways in which we can support our Careers Programme during this uncertain time. Should you have any queries please feel free to contact;
Sara Ellis, Assistant Headteacher – Sandon
Jo Corrall, Careers Advisor and Work Experience Co-ordinator – Ambergate

At GANF we think it’s vitally important that we fully prepare our pupils for further education, training or employment once they move on from us.

From Year 9 we provide clear and relevant guidance for post 16 options. This includes independent careers advice, access to internal and external provision, local colleges and training providers. By working closely together we try to ensure a smooth and clear transition for all our pupils whatever they choose to do.

We understand that this can be a very daunting time for both pupils and parents/carers so we try to give as much support and guidance as possible.

GANF has strong links with local businesses and we aim to give all pupils an opportunity to do a work experience placement before they leave. This could be a weekly placement or a block placement over a week to four week period.

Please click on the following numbers for further information:




All About School Leavers


All About Careers




National Careers Service


Grantham College


Lincoln College


Stamford College


Preparing for Adulthood

We measure and assess the impact of our Careers Programme through pupil ‘s engagement, the percentage of NEET and through work skills accreditations.

We hold an Annual Post 16 Information Evening in October where local businesses, colleges, agencies offering apprenticeships, alternative Post 16 providers and other outside agencies such as Department of Work and Pensions are available to give advice to pupils and parent/carers from Year 9 onwards.

You can also find up to date careers information on our New Careers Facebook page. Just click the button…

Gatsby Benchmarks

Good career guidance is critical if young people are to raise their aspirations and capitalise on the opportunities available to them.

The report “Good Career Guidance” was published in 2014 and identified eight benchmarks that are at the core of good careers provision. Known as the Gatsby Benchmarks, GANF are committed to the following;


Providing a stable careers programme


Learning from career and labour market information


Addressing the needs of each pupil


Linking curriculum learning to careers


Encounters with employers and employees


Experiences of workplaces


Encounters with further and higher education


Personal guidance

Raising young people’s aspirations and promoting access to all career pathways

Enabling all young people to develop the skills and outlook they need to achieve career wellbeing, including adaptability and resilience

Underpinning the Department for Education guidance to schools on meeting their statutory responsibility for careers guidance

At Grantham Additional Needs Fellowship we recognize that effective careers guidance contributes to raising aspirations, improving motivation and overcoming barriers to success regardless of ability. As such we prepare our students for the next stage of their education, training and beyond. Every student is challenged appropriately and gains the knowledge and attitudes to enable them to continue lifelong learning.

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