Our impartial Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) commitment to our students
In keeping with our commitment to provide students with outstanding careers guidance and tailored support when choosing their next step after school, we will now be using Unifrog; an award-winning, online careers platform. All students in Years 7 through to Year 13 now have access to this excellent website.
The Unifrog platform is designed to support learners in making the most informed decisions about their futures and has a range of tools that are suitable for all year groups. Each student has their own personal account that provides a wide range of information related to their interests and aspirations. Key features of the platform include:
Exploring Pathways – personality quizzes, career and subject profiles, challenges called MOOCs and webinars
Recording – self-reflection about extracurricular activities and key employability skills
Opportunities – search tools showing live vacancies/courses/placements for apprenticeships, universities (in the UK and abroad), FE, virtual work experience and much more
Applications – tools to help students build applications for a range of pathways (e.g., CVs, Personal Statements, Common App Essays)
Students access the platform for the first time using a sign-up code which is unique to their year group. They login to Unifrog using their college email address and password and they can do so from any computer, tablet or smartphone. We would encourage you to use the platform with your child so you can support them through the process of deciding their next step.
We will then communicate special careers activities and events to students through Unifrog. These could include access to a virtual tour or access to a careers fayre, amongst many others.
The College also uses the services of a specialist education company called Changing Education to support us with our careers provision. They supply an independent careers advisor each week to have 1-1 careers interviews with our students, as well as supporting us with our work experience programmes.
We also have strong links with the Macc Pledge. Linked to the local Chamber of Commerce, the pledge works alongside local schools across Cheshire to ensure students do not leave school not in education, employment, or training (NEET). The Macc Pledge have helped us with visits to real businesses as well as organising careers fayres for our students. Here is a link to a careers fayre held on Tuesday 2 March 2021 which our KS3 students attended.
Baker Clause Policy Statement
As part of our commitment to informing our students of the full range of learning and training pathways on offer to them, we are happy to consider requests from training, apprenticeship and vocational education providers to speak to students. All Hallows Catholic College also proactively seeks to build relationships with these partners as we plan our Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) programme activity throughout the College year to ensure that providers have multiple opportunities to speak to students and their parents across Years 7-13.
The purpose of these relationships are to offer information on vocational, technical and apprenticeship qualifications and pathways. All Hallows Catholic College ensures that staff involved in personnel guidance and pastoral support are up to date on their knowledge of these post 16 and post 18 pathways, through a programme of Continuing Professional Development.
Opportunities for providers to speak with students may include assemblies, employer and provider engagement events or opportunities to speak with students and parents on a one-to-one basis supporting GCSE, post 16 or post 18 option choices. All Hallows Catholic College’s CEIAG programme is monitored for quality and impact by the College’s Senior Leadership Team and the Governing Body and monitoring of access to and opportunities to engage with, technical, vocational and training providers will form part of this process. This review will be held annually in October.
In the first instance, requests by providers should be sent to the College's member of the Senior Leadership Team with oversight of CEIAG (Mr M Blades, Assistant Principal) with a minimum of 6 weeks’ lead time. All requests will be considered on the basis of; staffing availability to support the activity, clashes with other planned activity, trips or visits to the College, interruption to preparation for examinations or rooming and space availability to host the activity. For questions on this or All Hallows Catholic College's wider CEIAG programme, please contact Mr M Blades at email@example.com