Careers Information Ancora House School/ Ancpra Community School

Our school is committed to working under ‘The Gatsby Good Careers Guidance Benchmarks’

  1. A stable careers programme
  2. Learning from career and labour market information
  3. Addressing the needs of each learner
  4. Linking curriculum learning to careers
  5. Encounters with employers and employees
  6. Experiences of workplaces
  7. Encounters with further and higher education
  8. Personal guidance

The CEIAG programme will be individualised to the students. Where appropriate, some aspects of the programme will be delivered in small groups.

The careers programme will be delivered in a range of ways: one to one guidance interviews, small group sessions, guest speakers from different career fields, through supported visits to colleges, training providers and other local providers, they may also be supported to attend career fairs in their local area. Learners will be supported to use online resources. Ancora House / Community School will endeavour to gain continued support for the young persons’s CEIAG when they are discharged from our unit.

The CEIAG programme aims to:

  • Develop students understanding of their own skill and abilities
  • Look at students strengths and weaknesses
  • Help to develop decision making skills
  • Assist the understanding of the pathways open after year 11 and beyond
  • Provide employability skills like CVs, interview skills and support with producing personal statements
  • Offer support to access useful websites and online tools
  • Where appropriate, give relevant CEIAG information to parents/carers

For further information on our careers programme, please contact

Kerry Dilley – Education Transitions Worker/Careers Leader

Email :

Sian Thomas – Head Teacher

Marie Strain and Carli Willis – Deputy Head Teachers

Careers link School Governor- Lisa Whitehouse

All contactable at:

Ancora House School

Ancora House

Countess of Chester Health Park

Liverpool Road



01244 397598



Some Useful Career Websites                         (volunteering opportunities)                 (Science and Mathematical careers)


The sites below can help you to look into different careers and can help to give you some career direction ideas.


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