Key Contacts 

Kate Gabbani – Education Transitions Worker/Careers Lead

[email protected] 

Sian Thomas - Head Teacher

Amanda Lacey - Deputy Head Teacher, hospital site

Carli Willis - Deputy Head Teacher, community site

Careers link School Governor - Lyndsay Watterson 

All contactable at:

Ancora House School

Ancora House

Countess of Chester Health Park

Liverpool Road



01244 397598

[email protected]


Strategic Vision

Ancora House School is committed to providing a planned programme of careers education, information, and guidance for learners in all years. The school employs a Level 6 qualified Careers Advisor and Transitions Support Worker.

Our dedicated careers and transitions team work together over our two campuses. Ancora House School work with many external providers.  This helps to ensure that our young people receive high quality careers guidance and education transition, allowing them to make informed choices and get the correct support with their next steps into education, training or employment.

Ancora House school careers and transition team, work with our partner agencies to ensure that when our learners leave the school, they continue to receive support and guidance with careers and their futures. We hope that all young people will leave Ancora House School with the skills and knowledge required to support their entry to employment, training, or Further Education. 

Ancora House School work extremely closely with students, families/carers and other professionals during their time at our school. We actively promote parent/carer involvement through events, discussions and meetings. We ensure they get access to information throughout the year.

At Ancora House School we pride ourselves on knowing our young people. With the aim of ‘Building Resilience for Future Success’, young people are supported by staff to explore and develop their interests within a culture of high warmth and high expectation.  We want young people to leave us with the tools to maintain their safety and know how to build positive futures. In placing an equal emphasis on social, emotional, mental health needs, careers and employability skills our young people have a personalised education programme centred around academic, therapeutic and engagement activities allowing them to discover their talents and interests and pursue happy and healthy futures.

At Ancora House School, the ethos of Building Resilience for Future Success is at the core of all we do.  Our careers programme extends into our curriculum offer including personal development and improving employability skills through personalised programmes for our young people.  

To make an appointment with the school Careers Leader, Kate Gabbani, please call 01244 397 598 or email [email protected]     


The information on the site is regularly updated and reviewed termly.



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Ancora House School, Countess of Chester Health Park, Liverpool Road, Cheshire, CH2 1BQ

Tel: 01244 397598 | Email: [email protected]