Careers Coordinator -
At Frogmore Community College we believe that every child can excel. The aim of our curriculum is to inspire and empower every child, through rich and memorable experiences, to flourish in their learning and live a fulfilled life, confidently equipped with breadth and depth of knowledge to play an active and informed role in society. Providing a robust Careers Information, Advice and Guidance (CIAG) programme for our students is an important part of this commitment.
The Careers Curriculum
We are committed to exploring how the subjects that we offer can prepare students for life after Frogmore and we make explicit links to careers in our lessons. In addition to this, age appropriate careers- related PSHCE lessons are delivered to all students.
Towards the end of key stage 3, students are invited, along with their parents, to a key stage 4 options evening where they look into the different subjects that they can take, whether they be GCSEs or vocational qualifications. Following this, students have one- to-one bespoke Careers Guidance meetings about their option choices.
In key stage 4, students undertake a variety of activities to prepare them for life beyond Frogmore. Each student has a post-16 options advice and guidance interview with Helen Pople, our careers advisor from The Prospect Trust, located at Farnborough Sixth Form. All students are offered an appointment but they can also request an appointment by speaking to their Director of Progress.
In addition, we offer the following opportunities:
- College, apprenticeship and employer talks
- Careers fair with colleges, apprenticeship providers and employers
- Careers focused assemblies
- Promotion of National Citizen Service
Ross Seyfried is the Careers Adviser from The Prospect Trust and he is in school every Monday and based in Mr Davies, Assistant Headteacher's office.
During student Career interviews, Ross Seyfried will help students to think about their future, what interests them, what college courses they would like to do after they leave Frogmore, as well as possible University options or future careers. Interview sessions are for one lesson in duration, after which, students are able to email Ross Seyfried directly with any questions they might have or for follow up information. Students will also receive notes from the session, as well as web links and additional information to help guide them via their school email account.
Students can make appointments to see Ross Seyfried by speaking to their DoP, Tutor, Careers Co-ordinator or requesting an appointment form at reception.
Berkshire College of Agriculture (BCA)
Bracknell & Wokingham College
Edgbarrow Sixth Form
Farnborough College of Technology (FCOT)
Queen Mary’s College (QMC)
Sandhurst Sixth Form
The Sixth Form College Farnborough
Yateley Sixth Form
National Citizen Service
NCS (https://wearencs.com/) is a nationally run programme for students at the end of year 11, with the objective “to help young people achieve their potential and build bridges between communities”
Every year, students from Frogmore take part in the NCS summer programme and we are very proud to have been awarded the ‘Champion Award’ for our participation in this programme. We received the Gold Award 2019, which means that 50% of our eligible cohort signed up for this wonderful opportunity.
The Careerometer tool can be used to explore and compare key information about occupations to support the process of identifying potential careers. The widget provides access to a selection of headline data relating to pay, weekly hours of work and future employment prospects.
Click the dotted square. Type in the first career you think you might be interested in and select from the drop-down list, then add your second and third choice to see the comparison.
Our library has a wide selection of prospectuses and careers information. Miss Livingstone, our Careers Coordinator, is based in the library and will be happy to help students. Prospectuses for the local colleges are also available from the Directors of Progress, and in the Careers Guidance appointments.
Careers Resoures for Staff
For information and resources for staff, please refer to the Careers folder on the Shared Drive
Websites for Parents
Career Map careermap.co.uk/
Amazing Apprenticeships amazingapprenticeships.com/
Success at School Success at School - parents
CEC Facebook group facebook.com/groups/careersforparents
Websites for students
https://www.myworldofwork.co.uk/ (Careers advice and guidance)
www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship - (Government Website for Apprenticeships)
amazingapprenticeships.com/ - (Apprenticeship advice, resources and vacancy snapshot)
www.allaboutschoolleavers.co.uk/ - (Apprenticeship information and advice)
www.careercompanion.co.uk/ - (Careers advice and guidance)
www.careerpilot.org.uk/ - (Careers advice and guidance)
icould.com/ - (Careers advice and guidance)
nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/ - (Government careers information and guidance)
www.tlevels.gov.uk/ - (T Levels explained)
www.surrey.ac.uk/schools-colleges - (Surrey University events for school students, including holiday camps and University prep)
www.ucas.com/ - (Explore Universities and course options)
www.informedchoices.ac.uk/ - (Unsure of which course? This website can help)
www.theguardian.com/education/ng-interactive/2019/jun/07/university-league-tables-2020 - (League table of all the Universities in the UK, which you can filter by course)
https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/ - (information about the variety of careers available within the NHS)
We would welcome interest from any company who would like to help young people in their choice of careers. If you are interested, please complete the Microsoft Form below, or if you would like more information of how you can help, then please contact our Careers Coordinator, Amy Livingstone (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Did you once study at Frogmore? Then we’d love to hear from you! Our alumni can play a vital role in linking our students to their future prospects. If you would be interested in coming back to Frogmore to assist in our Careers programme by speaking with students or taking part in our careers activities, please complete the form below and we will be in touch.
Impact of careers programme
We assess/measure the impact of the school’s career programme through the DFE published Destination Data. We also welcome feedback to help us to continually evaluate our Careers provision. Please complete one of the questionnaires below to assist in this evaluation.