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Parental Engagement

Parents and carers

Parents and carers play a very significant role in helping students make informed choices about their study options and decisions about their future careers. Parents and carers are encouraged to talk with their child about their options and future aspirations as often as you can. Parents, carers and guardians are the biggest influence in young people’s lives.

Research shows that many career conversations at home start as early as Year 7, and that these conversations have an impact. Further research from a survey undertaken in autumn 2020 shows that four in five parents note action was taken as a result of these conversations.

What would we suggest?  Keep talking! We encourage all parents and carers to regularly talk about careers, jobs, sectors and access the recourses we have available in our Careers Library and through your child’s Unifrog account.

If you are not confident on speaking with your child about careers or their options, why not have a look at this website. Talking Futures is a resource created to help you have informed and constructive conversations with your child about the different training and education pathways available to them. Click on the image to go to their website.

We value parents and carers input and strongly encourage you to attend events at school such as GCSE and A Level options evenings.  

Can you be more involved in our careers programme?

Engaging in our careers activities such as mock interview days and Careers Carousels is also extremely welcomed.

You could be a mock interviewer, or represent your company or field of work in our Careers Carousel.

We invite apprenticeship employees and employers to come in and speak with the students about their experience and sector.

If you would like to help in these careers events please contact Mrs Knight, Careers Leader at