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Fox Grove School



Careers at Fox Grove



At Fox Grove School, we are committed to providing all our pupils at year 7 and above with a comprehensive programme of careers education, information, guidance, advice and work-related learning opportunities to prepare them to achieve aspirational next steps into adulthood and the world of work. We want our pupils to be knowledgeable about their own particular skills and to be able to use those skills to become fulfilled individuals contributing as members of modern society. 

All staff at Fox Grove are committed to and passionate about helping pupils develop as they make key decisions and prepare for their future pathways. We engage with local employers to provide career related learning opportunities to pupils throughout their curriculum offer within a structured careers education programme.

Aims and purpose

  • ensure access to careers learning for all pupils from Year 7 onwards
  • inspire, inform and guide students
  • place individual students and their needs at its centre
  • be integrated into the students’ experience of the curriculum as a whole
  • encourage all students to consider their career throughout Key Stage 3 and 4
  • support pupils to develop decision-making skills
  • provide all pupils and their families with high quality, impartial advice
  • raise aspirations and promote equality and diversity
  • promote engagement with many different employers throughout Year 7 to Year 11 in variety of formats such as assemblies, visits, talks, project work, careers events
  • enable maximum independence within transferable skills for the future workplace taking account of pupils individual needs, interests and aspirations.

Statutory requirements and recommendations  

The careers provision at Fox Grove School is in line with the statutory guidance developed by the Department for Education, which refers to Section 42A and 45A of the Education Act 1997.

This states that all schools should provide independent careers guidance from Years 8 -13 and that this guidance should:

  • Be impartial
  • Include information on a range of pathways, including apprenticeships
  • Be adapted to the needs of the pupil
  • In addition, the school is compliant with the careers guidance that the government set out for delivery from 5 January 2018: ‘Careers Guidance and Inspiration for young people in schools.’ This states that all schools must give education and training providers the opportunity to talk to students about approved technical qualifications and apprenticeships.
  • Further information relating to this is set out later in this document, under Provider Access

Programme of Careers Education

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Information on how Fox Grove School meets the Gatsby Benchmarks

Please see document below:


 Management of provider access requests:

 A provider wishing to request access should contact John Brunswick

  • Telephone: 01372 650946
  • Email: John Brunswick
  • Our Provider Access Policy Statement can be found here

A link the THPT Careers Policy can be found here