Futures: Parents

Students at Ridgeway follow a planned Futures programme from year 7 to year 11. All staff have a role in the Futures programme to ensure that each learner receives quality careers information when they need it.

As a parent, you can expect to:

  • Be able to make an appointment with a member of staff or specialist adviser to discuss your child’s progress and future prospects
  • Have access to tutors, subject teachers, learning partners and specialist advisers
  • Be invited to look at schemes of work, and careers activities, information and resources, using and contributing to them if you wish
  • Receive invitations to take part in careers and information events such as our ‘Futures Fair’
  • Have the opportunity to comment on the usefulness of the careers programme to your child and how you feel it might be improved

As a parent, you play a vital role in supporting our Futures programme; together, we can support your child on their future career path. We are keen to work with you to develop the employability skills and qualities that will set our young people up for life: we need to give them the tools to succeed in whatever walk of life that they choose to follow.

If you would like to contribute to the careers programme, we would love to hear from you. Please contact Miss R Cotter, our Futures coordinator.

Useful websites for parents

www.parentalguidance.org.uk Careers information and guidance from the Careers Writers Association

Career Connect Local information about jobs and training

Target Careers Lots of careers information in one place

Success at School Lots of careers information in one place

www.gov.uk/browse/education Lots of government information relating to 14-19 opportunities and education

UCAS Main site for university and college applications

www.opendays.com University and college directory of open days

www.prospects.ac.uk Official graduate careers website for UK

www.notgoingtouni.co.uk Useful for post-18 options

www.allaboutschoolleavers.co.uk Free advice and guidance

Start Profile Free online careers portal; log in to your account

SACU Website exploring courses, careers and labour market information

National Careers Service Search careers and chat to a careers adviser

Apprenticeships Information about apprenticeships

www.lmiforall.org.uk Labour market information

www.icould.com Real careers stories and videos to help inspire a dream career

Pixl Edge PIXL Edge employability programme