Parents and carers
Parents and carers have a special part to play in the important process of young people making choices about the future at times of transition, such as choosing GCSE options or choosing a pathway post–16. You probably know your young person better than anyone else, and may already have ideas about how the future might take shape for him or her. On the other hand you might be unsure about the options, and have lots of questions. Is an academic course better than a vocational one? What do the different qualifications involve? What about apprenticeships ? Is university an option, and is it worth the money it will cost now that fees are higher than ever before?
There isn’t a simple ‘right’ answer to any of those questions. It will depend on the young person’s interests, ambitions, talents, learning style and progress to date.
It takes time to make the right decision — time to talk, time to research and time to think.
The world of work is complex and rapidly changing. It can seem difficult to navigate, but informed support can help to make the process clearer. This is where we are able to help.
You are invited to enquire about:
- Individual guidance appointments with a qualified and experienced adviser, including action planning and follow up.
- Information seminars on key topics of interest for parents, carers and others working with young people.
We respect and value the diversity of the young people with whom we work. We are committed to ensuring equality of opportunity and to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all young people.