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 click on the link below to view a short video, which provides a good overview of the different types of qualifications and Post 16 progression routes.
The link below predicts the top 21 jobs of the future!
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 includes an information pack about apprenticeships. We also have a useful document from Stamford College, should you have questions about your child moving on to study at College.
We can also recommend NACRO - an excellent training provider, based in Spalding, Boston and Peterborough. They offer a wide range of Level 1 and Level 2 courses for students who are not quite ready to apply for a college course or apprenticeship. With a maximum class size of 10 and emphasis on developing confidence and employability skills, more details can be found using the link below. Or you can contact Zoe Whitmore - Centre Manager & Area Safeguarding Officer South directly on
T:01775 714105 M: 07483028917 firstname.lastname@example.org
Local labour market information can be found via
and the Greater Lincolnshire Enterprise Partnership's website also has some interesting resources in relation to the six main growth sectors, namely these are Agri-Food/Manufacturing & Engineering/Visitor Economy/Energy & Water/Ports & Logistics/Health & Social.
The link below also provides some useful tips and advice on how to support your child in their career planning.
Lincolnshire County Council has provided the link below for families to access, which features a wide range of careers training and work opportunities in Lincolnshire.
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. This includes an extensive list of websites to help with job research and progression routes. Examples include https://www.how2become.com/ and www.icould.com
START and XELLO 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.
XELLO 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.
Careermag for Parents aims to connect students and their parents with quality advice and guidance. The magazine includes:
Top tips for parents
What does diversity mean to you?
Creative careers, creative thinking
Gender and social stereotyping
Myth busting careers
To download please click on the link below
Another good website for information is Career Pilot. You can access via copying the address below into your browser.
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. We will also ask the local authority to share data with the school with regard to a student's destination, to help meet the requirement to track students for three years. As part of the personal careers guidance 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. Every Year 11 and Sixth Form student will be provided with an opportunity to meet with our contracted careers adviser in school, for additional impartial and unbiased advice regarding career exploration and planning.
The DfE have also just launched a website providing information about the new
T-Levels, which you may find useful.
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
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