Parents & Carers
Parents and carers have an important role to play in supporting their child with their career planning and post 14, 16 and 18 transitions.
Please refer to the main careers page for general information about the programme and also the documents linked to this page (and on the main page) which you may find useful.
Students have access to a wide range of resources and careers programmes, many of which are accessible from home. These can be accessed via the Student Grid or within their student IT area/careers folder. Please take a look at the resources, together with your child, so you can find out more about the local labour market and the opportunities available from local colleges and apprenticeship providers.
START and KUDOS are particularly useful programmes to help students understand where they are on their journey and what's important as they make their choices at GCSE, post 16 and post-18.
START enables students to create a profile and record their achievements and skills via an on-line Locker. Students can continue to use to update their skills as they move into each key stage and navigate the thousands of jobs, courses and opportunities available.
KUDOS includes a CV builder and tools for career planning. Students have direct access but if they need the school's access code please ask them to come and see me in my office during tutor, break, lunch of after school.
UNIFROG is another excellent platform for students to compare college and sixth form courses, research and save their University choices, investigate hgher level apprenticeship opportunities and work through mini modules to develop interests and explore subjects in more depth. Parents can also access via a separate login code, which can be viewed via the Sixth Form section/transition.
Date protection and GDPR with regard to careers education: students and/or their parents/carers should be aware that basic on-roll school data may be provided to some external agencies i.e. the careers guidance specialist and work experience providers, to provide additional support for students. In addition, Post 16 and Post 18 intended destinations data is requested by the local authority towards the end of year 11 and year 13 as part of the school’s statutory duty. As part of the careers interview process, students are asked for their consent to opt in to the sharing of their data with key members of staff and parents/carers.
Should you require any further information relating to our careers education programme in school please contact the Careers & Events Manager/Careers Leader.
Careers & Events Manager/Careers Leader
Tel: 01778 342159
(A18 - office opposite the College notice boards)
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