Careers Programme Information

The careers education and guidance at Penistone Grammar School is delivered by Progress Careers.

 

Progress Careers is an external, independent and impartial careers guidance service who support students to aim high in their career goals and aspirations. In addition, our careers co-ordinator (Mrs Want) is in school every Tuesday, Wednesday morning and Thursday. 

Students at Penistone Grammar School are entitled to careers education and guidance which: 

  • is personal and always puts students’ interests first 

  • motivates and inspires students to consider all opportunities both within and outside PGS 

  • helps students to gain the skills needed to make career ambitions a reality 

  • provides the support students need to be successful 

  • helps students access any additional support they might need 

  • is delivered by trained and qualified advisers, with up-to-date knowledge and understanding of career pathways and local labour market information 

  • protects and respects students’ personal information and shares it only with student consent 

 

Together with staff from Progress Careers we will support career development in a number of ways including: 

  • information and discussion in lessons and assemblies to help you make decisions about your future 

  • a careers fairs 

  • access to career advisers in a variety of ways including individual meetings 

  • drop-in sessions 

  • Support with CV and personal statement writing 

  • Interview practice 

  • information and updates on Microsoft Teams, notice boards, plasma screens and the school website.


Our strategic leader with responsibility for careers is Mr N Green (Assistant Principal) who can be contacted at ngreen@penistone-gs.uk