At Cromwell we believe Careers Education, Information, Advice & Guidance (CEIAG) is important to progress pupil's personal development. As education and the world of work is ever changing, we want pupils to have the skills and competencies to ensure they are prepared for their future education, Post 16 and Post 18, and their chosen career.
Information for Parents
For information and practical tips to help you support your child's decision-making with subject and career choices, please click HERE.
All pupils have access to Unifrog, which is an online platform where pupils can access information regarding Careers. They are able to build evidence of their competencies ready to complete their CVs in Key Stage 4. Pupils will be asked to complete tasks in Unifrog at home and at school to help ensure that they have all the information on career choices that they need.
Click HERE to see how pupils can create their Unifrog account. Year 7 pupils will have the opportunity to set up their Unifrog accounts at school.
Webinars are available for pupils and parents to watch, to see how Unifrog can help with your child's Career journey during their time at Cromwell. Parents and pupils using Unifrog at home to research possible career paths and options is greatly encouraged.
Key Stage 3 pupils have 12 sessions each year building their Unifrog profiles. These careers sessions are delivered during the 'World Around Us' week and are linked to using Unifrog so that pupils can build up knowledge of the online platform. Pupils can use Unifrog at any time to support their interest in careers.
Year 7 sessions include:
- What are skills?
- What is your dream job?
- Aiming High Competencies
- Staying Positive Competencies
- Careers treasure hunt
Year 8 sessions include:
- Your skills, your team, your future
- Identifying interests
- Presenting Competencies
- Listening Competencies
- Skills for careers
Year 9 sessions include:
- GCSE choices, choices, choices
- University vs Apprenticeship
- Career terminology
- Career library treasure hunt
- Leadership Competencies
- What makes a great leader
- Creativity Competencies
Key Stage 4 pupils have a careers session once a week with their Form Tutor. All sessions are linked to Unifrog and pupils will be asked to complete tasks and build their profiles.
Year 10 sessions include:
- Interests Profile
- Subject library treasure hunt
- Communication Competency
- What makes a great communicator?
- Problem Solving Competency
- Independence Competency
- Basics of interview skills
- CVs and personal statements
- Covering letters
- How to prepare for interviews
- Health and Safety in the workplace (linked to Work Experience)
Year 11 sessions include:
- Coping with changes
- Post 16 options
- CV writing
- Apprenticeships - Busting myths
- BTEC - Busting myths
- Maximising your potential
- Employment rights for young people
- Volunteering - National Citizenship Service (NCS)
- Literacy Competency
- Numeracy Competency
- World of work - professional networking
- Post 16 intention
We believe it is important that we hear from parents and carers about the effectiveness of our Careers programme. Please click on the link below to give your feedback regarding this:
Information for Pupils
You have access to Unifrog, which is an online platform where you can access information regarding Careers. You will use Unifrog in your PSCHE lessons and during Form times.
You can access Unifrog at any time and it give you lots of great information about Careers and will help with decision making throughout your time at Cromwell.
Click HERE to create your Unifrog account / or if you have forgotten your password.
Here are the Unifrog checklists – these are also in your PSCHE workbooks in the careers section:
Key Stage 3 Useful Information
Click HERE to view the Key Stage 3 Unifrog Task Booklets
Key Stage 4 Useful Information
Click HERE to view the Key Stage 4 Unifrog Task Booklets
Career Guidance Interviews
All Year 11 pupils will have an opportunity to speak to a Careers Advisor. However pupils from any year group can request an interview at any time, if you have any questions.
Please email email@example.com
Please complete the following form to give feedback regarding our Careers events:
Information for Teachers
Teachers and Careers Development at Cromwell Community College
Cromwell Community College is committed to providing high quality Careers Learning to help inspire students and to enable them to make well-informed and realistic career decisions. We aim to meet all eight Benchmarks for a “Good Careers Guidance” as identified by the Gatsby Foundation.
Our Leadership Team views careers as being the responsibility of all staff in our academy. We can all make small changes in the curriculum that can have a big impact in the classrooms.
We work closely with Growth Works with Skills to deliver a quality careers programme, and you can find out more information about their support from:
Our aim is for all subject areas to do the following:
- have a prominent display that links subject learning and skill development to different careers
- develop links with businesses and organisations to invite alumni and other external speakers support careers and curriculum learning
- where appropriate to organise external visits by students to local businesses/organisations
- take opportunities when presented to cement the link between your curriculum area and careers related learning
- take part in careers activities as directed.
- consider the needs and interests of all students and ensure that information challenges stereotyping including gender and disability
More information regarding careers is available through the school Careers Leader Mr Neil Matthews at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information for Employers
Cromwell Community College appreciates the importance of employer engagement within the school community.
As an employer you can support pupils in the following ways:
- Work Experience placements
- Taking on an apprentice
- Speaking to pupils about your business / career path
- Conducting mock interviews
- Supporting in a particular subject area
If you are interested in any of the above please complete the questionnaire below to register your interest.
Information on Apprenticeships for Employers
Vision for Careers and EmployabilityOur aim is to:
- Help pupils to be more self-aware, informed of their own further education and employment, including traineeships, apprenticeships and university.
- Enable pupils to manage transition to new roles and situations throughout their lives and help them to achieve their aspirations.
- Allow pupils to develop personal awareness, and how they can actively drive their futures.
- Make clear links between earning potential and the learning and qualifications they gain.
- Show pupils how to adapt and be flexible, to adjust to change and to make effective use of it.
- Prepare pupils for the transfer from school to adult life including further education, training and work.
The College is working towards meeting the Gatsby Charitable Foundation's Benchmarks to develop and improve our careers provision. The College also is working towards re-accreditation of the CEIAG nationally recognised Quality Award.
Our Enterprise Partner
Cromwell Community College and Stainless Metalcraft have been working closely for many years. They are helping pupils with their personal development skills linked to careers education, including work experience placements, mock interviews and being involved in our careers fair.
Our Enterprise Advisor is Martin Lawrence, former Cromwell pupil and Commercial Director of Stainless Metalcraft, Chatteris
An Enterprise Advisor works directly with a school or college’s senior leadership team to develop their Careers programme.
They combine their passion for raising the aspirations of young people with their strategic skills to help put opportunities with local employers at the heat of a young person’s educations (The Careers Enterprise Company)
If you require any further information about Careers at Cromwell, please contact email@example.com or telephone 01354 692193.