Crompton House School Inspiring FUTURES Curriculum


At Crompton House the CEIAG provision is delivered under the Inspiring FUTURES heading.

Mission Statement

At Crompton House we strive to achieve the best outcomes for all our learners by ensuring they get the support they need to make well informed, realistic decisions about their future through careers education, information, advice and guidance.

We hope to empower our learners by informing them of how they can access CEIAG to help them plan for their future and offer all our young people access to impartial and independent careers guidance.

Through our careers program we work in partnership, where appropriate, with opportunity providers including employers, HE and training providers.  Through our planning live events and child centred reviews we work with parents/carers to offer them information, advice and guidance to help them support their son/daughter.


At Crompton House we believe that students should be appropriately prepared for the choices they make during their education and the choices they make in the future. Students should have an understanding of how their education will prepare them for the world of work. Students should feel confident in making key decisions about educational and career choices and have a clear understanding of the routes to achieve their goal. This preparation should be achieved through a variety of means such as impartial and independent one to ones with a qualified Careers Advisor, careers resources purchased by the school, whole year group and school careers events e.g. careers fairs, careers week and links to employers and Universities.


In response to the updated requirements and expectations of schools published by the DfE in January 2023, below is our Provider Access Statement providing information on all the events and further opportunities available for education and training providers to access all pupils in year 7 to year 13 to provide them with information around  qualifications (including technical education), employment or apprenticeships. 

Provider Access Statement

Our provision includes various opportunities for students to access a range of events. These are mainly integrated into the schools careers programme and curriculum. These events are therefore delivered internally, with contributions from external providers where appropriate.

Students in years 7-13 are entitled to;

    • find out about technical education qualifications and apprenticeships opportunities, as part of a careers programme which provides information on the full range of education and training options available at each transition point.
    • hear from a range of local providers about the opportunities they offer, including technical education and apprenticeships.
    • have a minimum of six employer encounters during years 8-13
    • receive independent careers guidance
    • understand how to make applications for the full range of academic and technical courses.

A provider wishing to request access should contact Jon Banks – Assistant Head or 01706 883905

Opportunities for access

    • Local providers are invited to key relevant events which are integrated into the school careers programme, we will offer providers opportunities to come into school to speak to students and/or their parents/carers.
    • Providers will be expected to meet the school’s safeguarding requirements which can be found in the Safeguarding Policy Statement accessible on the school website.

Our academy’s policy on safeguarding sets out the approach to allowing providers into school as visitors to talk to our students.

    • Once visits have been agreed, the school will provide appropriate rooming to facilitate the visit, along with any equipment requested by the provider, where it is available.
    • Providers are welcome to leave a copy of their prospectus or other relevant course literature. These may be made available to students in Careers section of the school Library.

Labour market information (LMI) 

What is labour market information? 

It is information relating to career occupations and industries, such as job numbers and salaries. It can also include a range of more specific details, such as educational levels for occupations, workforce demographics and employment patterns locally and/or nationally. 

Why is labour market information important in careers education? 

High quality, reliable and robust labour market information is vital to offering effective career guidance as it helps: 

  • navigate complex labour markets 
  • identify a pathway to goals and ambitions 
  • inform career decision making 
  • our understanding of a changing labour market 

Why is it useful for students/staff/parents and carers to engage with local labour market information? 

It is useful to find the answers to questions such as: 

  • How many jobs are there? How many in my area? What are the past trends? What are likely future trends? 
  • How much do people get paid for this job? How much is the starting average? How much in my area? 
  • What level of qualification do people have in these jobs and what am I likely to need? 
  • How many vacancies are there for this job? What proportion of people in this occupation are currently out of work? 

Currently one of the best sources of information is Labour Market and Skills Review – Greater Manchester Combined Authority (

An example of a section (Labour Market) is below:

Measuring the Impact of our Inspiring Futures Curriculum.

Crompton House works closely with the Careers and Enterprise company. This is an external organisation that supports schools to ensure they are following the DFEs newly devised Careers Strategy. The following information is an extract taken from this guidance.

“The careers strategy sets out that every school and academy providing secondary education should use the Gatsby Charitable Foundation’s Benchmarks to develop and improve their careers provision. This statutory guidance has been restructured around the Benchmarks with information on what schools need to do to meet each one (see Inspiring Futures General section).

The Gatsby Benchmarks are not a statutory framework but by adopting them, schools can be confident that they are fulfilling their legal duties: the existing duties to secure independent careers guidance and provide opportunities to a range of providers to inform students about technical education qualifications or apprenticeships and the new duty to publish information about the careers programme on the school website.”

As an education establishment we ensure we use the 8 Gatsby Benchmarks as a foundation when planning our Careers Strategy. The effectiveness of our provision is inspected and audited by the Careers and Enterprise Company using the Compass Careers Benchmark Tool. This tool is used by schools and colleges in England to support the analysis and evaluation of careers activity against the eight benchmarks of best practice (known as the Gatsby Benchmarks). 

The Careers and Enterprise Company coordinate the Audit deadlines. This ensures the development of our Futures strategy is ongoing to ensure best practice. The deadline for each review by from the Careers and Enterprise Company is the end of each term.

All schools endeavour to send out enquiring, productive, successful young people when they leave. A measure of this is whether a school cohort in Yr11 has managed to gain, employment, education or training (NEET) for their next pathway each year.

Positive Steps our careers advisory service track and provide us with a breakdown of where our Yr11’s have moved on to – our last 5 years have been.

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