All students are entitled to access careers guidance enabling them to assess their capabilities and aptitudes, research and plan their career paths to maximise their potential to achieve their careers goals.
At Tytherington School, we believe that everyone can achieve and that all of our pupils should be ambitious their future lives. We will provide all pupils with support in deciding upon their future career pathway. Mrs Brennan, Assistant Headteacher, leads careers education in the school:


The statutory guidance from the DfE regarding career related learning has the long term vision for a world class careers provision and states that schools should be using the Gatsby Benchmarks as a framework to develop and improve practice. We are committed to meeting these benchmarks.

  1. A stable career programme
  2. Learning from career and labour market information
  3. Addressing the needs of each pupil
  4. Linking curriculum learning to careers
  5. Encounters with employers and employees
  6. Experience of workplaces
  7. Encounters with further and higher education
  8. Personal guidance

We measure the schools progress on this via the Compass+ tool, as this allows for regular monitoring and implementation of good practice.

High-quality careers guidance is important for our pupils’ futures, and our provision aims to:
• Help pupils prepare for the workplace, by building self-development and career management
• Provide experience and a clear understanding of the working world
• Develop pupils’ awareness of the variety of education, training and careers opportunities
available to them
• Help pupils to understand routes to careers that they’re interested in, and to make informed
choices about their next step in education or training
• Promote a culture of high aspirations and equality of opportunity

Impartial Careers guidance is provided via our external partner Mploy. Ms Laura Bailey (School
Careers Adviser)

The careers interview room office is located within the refectory office area in the main block.
Appointments are arranged via the school Pastoral office.

All students will have had a one-to-one guidance appointment arranged for them by the end of year
11. We prioritise students with additional needs and students in receipt of the pupil premium.
During these meetings students will have the opportunity to discuss, on an individual basis, the
support they need with their decision making, career planning and develop an action plan outlining
the steps they need to take to achieve their goals. They will be able to access a copy of their
action plan via their Unifrog account.

Students, their form tutor, Heads of year, class teacher or parent can submit a referral for an

Careers information is also advertised in the Careers area of Firefly and all students from year 7
to 13 have access to informative and impartial careers information via their own Unifrog account.

Tytherington School also a member of the Cheshire and Warrington Pledge Partnership who facilitate
relationships between schools and business to support delivery of their careers programme.

The Pledge – Cheshire and Warrington 

The Pledge areas are defined as, Crewe and Nantwich, Chester and Ellesmere Port, Mid Cheshire East,
Winsford and Northwich, Macclesfield, and Warrington.

Each Pledge area has an Enterprise Coordinator and a Pledge Facilitator and across the whole
area, we have a Youth Engagement Coordinator and an NHS Careers Facilitator.

Work Experience 2023/24

Year 10 Work experience week

Year 10 Work experience week will be Monday 8th July 2024 to Friday 12th July 2024

  • Year 10 will be using Mploy as the platform for their placement.
  • The majority of students will submit a self-placement form (click to download). This must be submitted with all the following details completed:
      • Company contact details
      • Student signature
      • Parental signature
      • Employer signature with the business’s insurance details including Employer Liability insurance policy number*.

*A placement cannot be approved unless the employer has current Employer Liability Insurance This means that Sole Traders placement requests will not be approved.

  • Please email forms to or return paper forms to the main office by Thursday 27th March 2024.
  • There is support available to access suitable placements for any student who cannot access a self-placement.
  • Mploy will vet and approve the placements and ensure risk assessments are in place.

Accessing placement details once approved:

  • Students will be issued with a login and password for the Mploy website. Mploy (
  • Students and parents can login using these details to view placement details, once approved.
  • Students will also log into Mploy to complete their work experience journal.
  • Please see a recording of the Year 10 Parents information Evening.
Work Experience 2023/24

Year 12 Work experience week

Year 12 Work experience week will be Monday 8th July 2024 to Friday 12th July 2024

  • Year 12 will be using a self-placement process and the Unifrog ‘Placement tool’.
  • Students should log into their Unifrog access and access the Placement tool in the Exploring Pathways section. Home – Student – Unifrog
  • Students completing the first ‘Student’ section, will trigger an automated process. They can view progress on each section via their Unifrog Placement tool.
  • It is an automated process once step one has been completed by the student.
    • Student section
    • Employer section
    • Parent section
    • School approval section
    • Comments and feedback from school contact during your placement
    • Student refection and post placement feedback
    • Employer thank you and post placement feedback.
  • The link below shows a short 5-minute video on completing the form via the Placement tool. Filling out initial Unifrog Placement form online video clip
  • Students will be required to complete a journal, as part of their placement, via the Unifrog website.

If you have any question or are a company wishing to make contact to support a placement, please email

Careers Policy Documents

Our Careers Policy and Provider access Policy Our Careers Programme
(Coming soon)


Unifrog – The Complete Careers Destinations Platform:
Unifrog is a platform for all students to use from Year 7through to Year 13 to help with their careers journey and decisions. You will be supported through learning to use the many elements of this platform.

Below is a graphic that summarises all its features and functions.












Unifrog Student Launch Videos


Unifrog – The Complete Careers Destinations Platform:

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, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13 will have access to this excellent website.

Parents can register for a free Unifrog account to enable them to support their child with their
careers journey and decisions.

• Login and register an account at
• The sign up code you need is: tytheringtonparents

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, 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)


Additional Information Sources for Parents

Parental Guidance from The Careers Writers Association – Home Careermag – Parents – Careermap Apprenticeships: What Parents Need to Know