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Information for Parents/Carers

We offer a variety of services to help parents/carers engage with their child's careers advice, guidance and support. Please get in touch if you wish to discuss how we can support your child together.

Careers Guidance Meetings

Your child has open access to the Careers Team at School, either on an ad hoc basis or planned meetings with a named careers advisor. If you wish to meet with a member of the Careers Team, you are welcome to make an appointment or pop in.

Information Evenings

Information evenings on GCSE choices, sixth form admissions and student finance etc invariably prompt many questions and the Careers Team are always happy to address any questions or concerns that parents and students may have. Please make an appointment to speak with one of the team.

Work Experience

Work placements are invaluable in helping our students to develop their understanding of the world of work, make more informed career choices and raise their awareness of the employability skills they need to build successful careers. It also helps our students to grow in confidence and maturity.

Arranging work experience placements can be daunting to students and although the Careers Team are always on hand to assist, the vast network of contacts that friends and family have cannot be underestimated, and we would urge you to help your child exploit these networks and gain as much experience as they can in the world of work.

Students in year 10 and 12 will complete their work experience during July.

Careers and Higher Education Fair

The Careers Team hosts a bi-annual Careers and Higher Education Fair attended by representatives from Universities, businesses and training providers. This is a fantastic opportunity to network with a range of providers across all occupational sectors and we look forward to welcoming you to this event with your child.

Careers Team Contact Information

We welcome feedback from parents on any aspect of our careers programme so please do get in touch with the Careers Team if you’d like to get involved, provide feedback or want to discuss your child’s career plan.

Tel: 01543 502215

Emailcareers@cardinalgriffin.staffs.sch.uk