As a parent, you are incredibly influential when it comes to the decisions your child makes in all areas of their lives and that is especially true when it comes to their education and careers. We know that the choices, which are open to your child today, may be very different from when you were in their position and you may feel as if you’re unsure about what advice to offer.
We want to try and make it as easy as possible for you to talk to your child about their options confidently and know that the information you have is as accurate and as up to date as possible.
Benefits of Parental Involvement
Children have better self-esteem, are more self-disciplined, and show higher aspirations and motivation toward school. Children tend to achieve more, regardless of ethnic or racial background, socioeconomic status, or parents’ education level. Children generally achieve better grades and have better attendance. Research indicates that when students feel supported and loved by their parents, they have more confidence in their own ability to research careers and to choose a career that would be interesting and exciting.
Careers Themes by Year Group
Frequently Asked Questions
Can parents attend careers guidance appointments? Yes. Parents are more than welcome to attend. Please contact Miss Dosanjh and she will make suitable arrangements.
How long do careers guidance appointments last? This will vary depending on the year group of the student but typically between 30 minutes and an hour.
Will there be notes taken? A pathway plan will be produced at the end of the meeting and emailed to the student. This can also be emailed to parents upon request.
Where to Start for Careers Information Advice & Guidance National Careers Week have developed an outstanding resource to support parents in ‘steering’ their son/daughter towards the correct job/career. Follow this link for more information regarding how to obtain a copy of National Careers Week’s free 12 page ‘A Guide for Parents: Steering your teenager toward a job and career’. http://win-that-job.com/parents-guide
Information from the National Careers Service Follow the link below for parental guidance from the National Careers Service. NCS Resources for Parents
Advice and Guidance from the Careers Writers Association Follow the link below for parental guidance from the Careers Writers Association, with invaluable support for parents trying to guide their son/daughter. http://www.parentalguidance.org.uk/
“Research indicates that when students feel supported and loved by their parents/carers, they have more confidence in their own ability to research careers and to choose a career that would be interesting and exciting.”
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