Information for Parents

Information for Parents


80.75% of students say their parents help them to make key careers decisions

 This section of Eckington School Website is aimed at helping parents and carers source careers information to help support students in their future decisions.



Eckington School aims to give all students the opportunity to fulfil their potential and to experience success in a safe, challenging and stimulating environment.  CEIAG plays an important role in motivating our students and raising their aspirations, promoting equality of opportunity and maximising their academic and personal achievement whilst at school and beyond.  Careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) has an integral role to play in the achievement of these aims.

Effective CEIAG will:

  • Empowers young people to plan and manage their own futures
  • Prepares our students for the next stage of learning and/or work
  • Responds to the individual student needs
  • Provides information and advice
  • Raises their aspirations and motivates individuals
  • Actively promotes equality of opportunity and challenges stereotypes


Any Questions? Need Help and Support?

Mrs Laura Moor (Careers Lead – Curriculum Coordinator)

Mrs Sally-Anne Warren-Armes  (Employer Engagement Manager / Work experience coordinator)

Mr David Holloway (Careers Guidance Practitioner)


National Careers Week 2022

This year, National Careers Week starts on Monday 7th March and runs through until Saturday 12th March.

As always at Eckington School we are getting involved and this year would like to encourage all parents and carers to do the same!

Click here for some fantastic careers related activities for you to get involved in National Careers Week.

We hope you enjoy them!


Types of Jobs and Careers

Students who have a vision of where they want to be in the future may find it easier to plan their next steps more easily.  To help students and parents to get an idea of what types of jobs are out there we would suggest looking at the following websites:

National Careers Service:



Careers support and advice for Parents

Hepp (Higher Education Progression Partnership) It’s the summer holidays! Hepp Parent Carer Supporter Newsletter July 2021

Podcast: The Parent Perspective: The Parent Perspective Podcast

Careers Advice in general:

Guidance booklet from PIXL Futures PiXL Careers Support for parents (Yr11 and Y13)

Careers Magazine for parents supporting school leavers:

Barclays Life skills for parents (employability support for your child):

HEPP: The Higher Education Progression Partnership (Hepp) provides impartial advice and guidance across the Sheffield City Region encouraging more children, young people and adults to consider higher education opportunities. You can read their newsletter at HEPP 1st Edition – June 2021

Eckington School Careers Fair
Each year we plan to hold a careers fair in school and invite in local colleges, universities, employers, Apprenticeships providers, volunteering organisations, local services, plus lots of careers stands to engage students.
if you, or your company are interested in joining our mailing list to be invited in to our careers fairs, please email Mrs Warren-Armes at
Our latest letter to parents is here: Careers Fair Letter Home Dec2021 LMO
Virtual Careers Fair ‘Futures’



Amazing Apprenticeships produce a pack every month, especially for parents/carers. It is extremely useful, even if you think your child isn’t interested in an Apprenticeship – it’s good to know all their options.

All the monthly packs can be found on this site: Apprenticeship Resources For Parents (


Higher and Further Education

Next Steps

UCAS support for parents

Martin Lewis Student Loans DeCoded:


National Citizenship Service – Fantastic offer for our Y12 students October 2020


Work Experience 

During Year 10 and beyond, students will be supported by Mrs Warren-Armes to research, contact and secure work experience placements. All placements which take place during school time are vetted and approved by Derbyshire County Council’s Work Experience Team before they can go ahead.

The websites below give some useful information about work experience but if you would like to get in touch regarding your childs placement, or have any questions about a placement you would like to set up for your child, please email Mrs Warren-Armes at

Your child can drop in to speak to Mrs Warren-Armes at any breaktime or lunchtime.

Is Work Experience Important? 

Parental Guidance – Careers Information and Guidance

Pearson Website

Work Experience and Internships

Get My First Job 


Options Information 

Eckington_Options Booklet 2020


Labour Market Information

August 2020 Labour Market Information including North East Derbyshire

South Yorkshire Labour Market Information

Derbyshire LMI information

LMI for All




Vocational Learning and T Levels

Up to date information about T levels


Parents, we need you! 

At Eckington School we are always looking for parents to support our careers programme.  If you or your business would like to support our activities in the future please email Mrs Warren-Armes:

Post 16 Centre – The EDGE (Employability Development, Guidance and Experiences) programme

At Eckington School our Post 16 students benefit from our Employer Mentoring programme.  We are always looking for industry mentors to mentor a Year 12 student and support them with networking advice, application advice and mentoring discussions about their area of interest.  Please get in touch if you would like to take part.

Link to THE EDGE programme presentation



Eckington Careers Newsletter
‘Next Steps’ at Eckington School is a monthly newsletter for students and parents to provide useful information, advice and ideas for the future.
Find the latest edition in the link below.


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