The government has changed the law in recent years so that now young people leaving school need to continue in education or training until thier 18th birthday. Students can choose to study or train in the following ways:
- Study full time in a sixth form or sixth from college
- Study full time in a further education or specialist college
- Undertake an apprenticeship or traineeship
- Work or volunteer full time whilst combining that with some training
The careers team and wider staff at Buttershaw provide a lot of information through PSCHE and within their subjects which may not be shared with their parents/ carers. Here at Buttershaw we understand that parents/carers are vital in students understanding of career choices and the decision that they make. We would like to make sure that parents and carers have up to date information on choices 14+, 16+ and beyond and we want to encourage you to attend our aspirations evening, parents evening and any careers appointments made available to you on that night. We also encourage students to share their conversations with the careers adviser in the school. If parents or carers have any careers related concerns you can get in touch with Mr Grant firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are looking for information to support your child with their career options, the following links could be helpful for you:
www.parentalguidance.org.uk A really useful website that offers advice and information on all aspects of careers choice for young people aged 13-25.
Parents Guide To
https://www.theparentsguideto.co.uk/tips/ The Parents Guide provides parents and carers with a range of free resources filled with all the information they need at GCSE and sixth form to help their teenage children create successful futures.
Youth Employment UK
General advice for parents on qualifications and helping them make choices
http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9058c6ab#/9058c6ab/10 Provides information and advice on helping and supporting your son or daughter to make good careers decisions. This focuses predominantly on A level study.
The man website for parents for information and advice surrounding apprenticeships. They produce monthly guides that you can look through giving useful tips for you as a parent which are time relevant. Worth checking out and subscribing, to these newsletters
West Yorkshire Learning Providers (WYLP)
Local Training Providers and Colleges who provide apprenticeships in West Yorkshire.
STEM (Sceince, Technology, Engineering and Maths)
A useful website for parents to explore the different careers related to the subjects of science, technology engineering and maths. The website also links to other websites which might be worth investigation if you wish to research further.
Personal Guidance – What to expect
If you also want an explanation of what you can expect from a careers guidance interview, please see the following link which give a good explanation of the process https://cswgroup.co.uk/education/what-to-expect-from-your-career-guidance-interview/
How can parents/ carers further help the school?
Our careers program aims to support young people to reach their potential and move on to a positive destination at the end of their time here. The school would like to engage with parents carers and relatives of our students in the development and delivery of our careers program. Support will be asked form parents regularly through our social media outlets. Here are a few ideas on how you could get involved
- Ask your employer if they can host a group of students on an employer visit
- If an employer, offer work placements to our students during our work experience week
- Offer support to our students by acting as an interviewer for our mock interview panels
- Support one of our school academies
- Provide a motivational speech to our students
If you have any other suggestions or want to get involved please contact Mr Grant email@example.com, who can look at how to accommodate you.