Parents and Carers

The government has changed the law in recent years so that now young people leaving school need to continue in education or training until their 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

If you are looking for information to support your child with their career options, the following links could be helpful for you:

A really useful website that offers advice and information on all aspects of careers choice for young people aged 13-25.

Parents Guide To

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.

Target Careers