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Careers and Guidance

Careers and Guidance

Mrs Carruthers – National Careers Lead and Dearne Careers Leader

Mrs Carruthers is a Level 6 registered Career Development Professional and Level 7 qualified Careers Leader for The Dearne and Astrea Academy Trust. She is determined that when our students leave Astrea, they do so having made a well informed and realistic decision about their next steps in life. This means starting the process long before reaching Year 11. Mrs Carruthers is responsible for the careers programme in school. If you are a parent/carer, employer or provider you can contact Mrs Carruthers on the above email or by calling the school phone number.

Miss Mills is a Level 6 registered Career Development Professional. You can find her in the Careers area in school at lunchtimes for drop in sessions. If you would like a careers guidance interview for further help with decision making, this can be booked for you. If you are a parent or carer, you can contact Miss Mills at school to discuss any questions you may have about careers and post 16 options.

Careers and Work Related Policy

Here at Astrea Academy Dearne, the basis of our Careers and Work Related Learning Policy is that we want students to make well informed and realistic decisions about their choices at school and beyond. Our aim is for students to…

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Career Information and Resources for Students, Parents/Carers and Staff. 

Gro-Far is an online careers programme where students can view, record and evaluate aspects of their own personal careers programme as well as extra-curricular activities.  Individual action plans are created on Gro-Far and a whole host of resources can be accessed about Colleges, Sixth Forms, Apprenticeships, Universities and career information.  One to one Career Guidance interviews are also recorded on here.  Parents/Carers can also access Gro-Far to view their child’s record of learning activity and to view careers resources and information.  Staff can also access Gro-Far to record activity and to access resources and information.  Students and staff have a log in which can be accessed from the school platform or from home on the following link.      


2022 Destinations

This download shows the destinations of where the students from the year 2022 progressed to.

Destinations 2022



Calling all former students of Astrea Dearne (or Dearneside Comprehensive School)! We are building an alumni network for Astrea Dearne. and would really like to get in touch with as many of our former students as possible. We would like to keep up…

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Careers Programme with Student Entitlement

We have a comprehensive and varied Careers Programme at Astrea Academy Dearne. Every student is entitled access to this programme. Parents and Carers are also welcomed to join in aspects of the programme in order to support their child’s decision making.

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Careers Programme Link


Provider Access Legislation (PAL) Policy Statement

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