Parent and Carer Area

Unravelling the wealth of careers information aimed at young people can be daunting. We aim to help you to support your child by sharing up to date and trusted publications, providing a variety of paths your child to explore. Should you have any specific enquiries, please don’t hesitate to contact Ms Coles, Careers and Enterprise Manager by emailing: c.coles@northampton-academy.org

 

Careers Advice for Parents - Youth employment UK

Careers advice for parents who want to help their child understand and explore their next education, training and career steps

 

The Parents’ Guide to getting ahead during the summer holidays 

(suitable for parents of teenagers aged 14-19 years) 

Free support and guidance for parents - The Parents’ Guide provides a range of free support for both parents of sixth form students as well as those taking GCSEs, including guides, useful articles, a Q&A system where we answer questions personally, live chats and a blog with the latest news. We cover all the important issues and will continue to provide timely and relevant information over the coming few months to help support parents during these challenging times. For parents of sixth formers, it includes tips on preparing for leaving school and what opportunities they might want to consider.

Live chats

Join our free live Facebook chat sessions, which are taking place later this month:

Six summer habits to help your child stand out from others with lockdown in mind (suitable for parents of teens aged 14-19)

July 9th at 7pm on our Facebook page 

Results day 2020 and what it means for GCSE and sixth form students (suitable for parents of teens aged 15-19)

July 28th at 7pm on our Facebook page

Deferred entry – is it the right thing to do?

(suitable for parents of sixth formers)

Lots of parents have come to us concerned that their children wish to defer their 2020/2021 place to the following academic year. This may be a great option for some students, but it certainly isn’t for all of them. We’ve written an article explaining the pros and cons to parents so that they can help their children make the right decisions about deferrals. Please consider sharing this article to any parents that might find it helpful – you can access the article here. 

Personal statement resources

(suitable for parents of sixth formers)

For students still hoping to apply to university for the 2021/2022 academic year it would be great if they gave some thought over the summer holidays about the sorts of things that they might want to include in their personal statement – ideally returning to school with a completed first draft.

To help parents guide their children on how to think about personal statements, we’ve created a range of helpful tools:

·        The Parents’ Guide to Personal statements - 2021 edition

·        A mind map to guide through personal statement content

·        The Dos and Don’ts of writing a personal statement

 

Employability Skills

Help your child develop employabilty skills.

 

Labour Market information (LMI for All)

The LMI for All is an online data portal, which provides high quality, reliable labour market information (LMI) with the aim of informing careers decisions

 

Success at School

Success At School are offering a great free e-book resource for parents aiming to help their child begin their career journey. Please register for the resource using the link.

LINKING CURRICULUM WITH CAREERS - Please click on the subjects below to explore how they are linked to different careers :-

 

Careers Newsletters

Letters to Parents and Carers

Careers Information Downloads for Parents and Carers

Labour Market Information

Useful Links

School Sport Partnership

 

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