Careers – Parents

From Early Years upwards, your child will be given opportunities to learn about the World of Work. Information about how these opportunities are built into the curriculum can be found below.

Moving on from school can be a worrying time for parents and young people, however there is support available to help you with preparing for next steps.

Supporting your child

  • Talk regularly with your child or your young person to discuss their hopes and plans for the future, and share this information with their class teacher.

  • Attend Annual Reviews and make sure that the Education and Health Care Plan for your child accurately reflects their needs and includes plans for the future.

  • From Year 9 onwards, speak with our Connexions Advisor to gain a wider view of what is available, they will be meeting termly with your young person to discuss their views and offer advice.

  • Attend our annual Colleges and Cake event to meet with advisors representing a range of colleges and support services.

  • Look at the websites of Local and Specialist Colleges to find out about courses on offer, watch their virtual tours, and see dates of open days when you can visit.  It is always best to visit where possible, so that you are informed about how different colleges can best support your young person.

  • Attend local Careers events – these will be publicised to parents and young people through Dojo.

    Useful links 

    Connexions – link to Connexions support document 

    Wolverhampton College

    Rodbaston College

    Natspec – for information on all colleges

    Enable – for information and advice on supported employment services