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About Consilium

Consilium Academies is a multi-academy Trust working across the North of England. It has nine academy schools located in Yorkshire, the North West, and the North East. Consilium is dedicated to enriching lives and inspiring ambitions for both students and colleagues.

Key Information

Martyn Searles - Assistant Head Teacher - Responsibility for PD


Tel: 0191 421 2244

Claire Bell - Careers Leader


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 11 (15-16-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 11 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 practise 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 Bell, Careers Lead. The provider should email their request to: 

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.

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. We use the Careers Compass and North East Ambitions audit tracker tool to monitor our practice against the Gatsby Benchmarks. 

We Monitor & Evaluate Our Provision

  • We collect student, teacher, provider, employer, and parental feedback on CEIAG experiences
    • This is done by:
      • Feedback and evaluation forms
      • Student Voice
      • Text/Email requests
      • Participation/attendance figures
  • We monitor NEET figures to access the impact of our provision
    • This is done by:
      • Recording destination information
      • Reporting information to and working with the Local Authority
      • Working with local Post 16 providers
  • We report our findings to our Governing Body and Consilium Trust
    • This is done by:
      • Termly meetings
      • Termly summary updates
      • Annual reports

Destination Data 2019

Destination Data 2020