Information for Parents/Carers
The school has a a dedicated Careers Sharepoint site for students which contains Labour Market Information, upcoming events and details of opportunities for students that they may wish to consider when they leave school.
The school also utilises the unifrog platform, an award-winning, online careers platform and all students have access to this excellent website. Please ask your children to login and show you these resources.
Unifrog brings into one place every undergraduate university course, apprenticeship, and college course in the UK, as well as other opportunities, such as School Leaver Programmes, MOOCs and every college at Oxford and Cambridge. This make it easy for students to compare and choose the best university courses, apprenticeships or further education courses for them. They can also explore exciting opportunities further afield by looking at English taught undergraduate programmes available in Europe and the USA.
Additionally, the platform helps students successfully apply for these opportunities by writing their personal statement, applications and CVs and guiding them through the process, allowing teachers to give live feedback.
Other Useful Links
Additionally, there are a number of other sites that support parents in talking to their children about their futures, including:
- https://www.facebook.com/CareersHubCW (this is the Facebook page for the Coventry and Warwickshire Careers Hub - they post details of local opportunities and provide resources to support your child)
National Careers Service
The National Careers Service offers information and professional advice about education, training and work to adults and young people aged 13 years and over. Pupils and their parents/carers can access support via a website, helpline (0800 100 900) and web chat.
Supporting Year 11 and Year 13 students with results
The end of Year 11 and Year 13, the build-up and immediate response to results days can be challenging time for young people and their families. Faced with sometimes difficult or scary decisions about next steps, you may appreciate resources to help guide your son or daughter’s thinking, particularly if their plans need to change. There is a guide available to download as a pdf.
Amazing Apprenticeships Parents' & Carers' Pack
Amazing apprenticeships produce a really useful monthly guide with lots of information relating to careers (not just apprenticeships). Their Summer edition is available here. They also have a new 8 part podcast starting in July - you can subscribe here.
TheParentsGuideTo website produces a newsletter crammed full of useful links and ideas to support your child's careers choices. As an example their June newsletter contains:
- Applying to University
- Thinking about Apprenticeships
- Talking about next steps
- Preparing for Results Day 2021
- The Parents’ Guide to
- University 2021-2022
- Apprenticeships 2020-2021
- Post 18 Options
- Post 16 Options
- Study and exam revision – either GCSE or sixth form