Information for Parents
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) email@example.com
Mrs Sally-Anne Warren-Armes (Employer Engagement Manager / Work experience coordinator) S.Warren-Armes@eck.leaptrust.co.uk
Mr David Holloway (Careers Guidance Practitioner) firstname.lastname@example.org
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: https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/
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: https://successatschool.org/advicedetails
Guidance booklet from PIXL Futures PiXL Careers Support for parents (Yr11 and Y13)
Careers Magazine for parents supporting school leavers: https://careermap.co.uk/careermag-parents/
Barclays Life skills for parents (employability support for your child): https://barclayslifeskills.com/parents
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
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 (amazingapprenticeships.com)
Higher and Further Education
National Citizenship Service – Fantastic offer for our Y12 students October 2020
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 email@example.com
Your child can drop in to speak to Mrs Warren-Armes at any breaktime or lunchtime.
Labour Market Information
Vocational Learning and 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.