Information for Parents/Carers

Investing in your Son/ Daughter’s Future

Research has consistently shown that parents and carers are the most influential factor in students’ decisions about the future. Your support and encouragement influences their choices, and the guidance you provide will be invaluable to their eventual achievements and career pathways. This might feel a little daunting…the jobs of the future may be very different from your own experiences and choices. In fact, they may not even been invented yet!

 There are some very simple and practical steps you can take to support your child.

Talk to them about their current educational attainment and estimated grades and encourage them to aim high (the skills shortages of the future will be in higher level jobs)

  • Discuss where they want to be and research how to get there (lots of great resources in the Academy and on the internet)
  • Use the links on the academy website
  • Encourage them to seek out the advice and experiences they need to help them achieve their goals
  • Help them with the steps they need to take

Together with a range of career professionals, businesses and training providers we will support your son’s/daughter’s career development in a number of ways including:

  • Information and discussion in lessons and assemblies to help them make decisions about your future
  • Activities and events such as employability days
  • Access to careers advisers in a variety of ways including individual meetings, drop-in sessions, enrichment activities, parents and option evenings and on results days
  • Careers information and computer-based careers programmes
  • Information and updates on notice boards, plasma screens and websites

You are welcome to attend your child’s careers meeting and we encourage you to contact Rossington All Saints Academy if you need any more help or information.

 Calendar of Provision

Year GroupThe Big QuestionLearning Outcomes (PHSE, Get Set Time)
Year 7What makes me Unique?What Are My Dreams for the Future?We will describe ourselves, our strengths and our preferences.We will recognise the qualities and skills needed for employability and provide evidence for those we have demonstrated in and out of school.We will describe different careers and how they develop through using U-explore.We will complete our Careers Action Plan to the best of our abilities
Year 8Decisions, Decisions, decisions!What is an entrepreneur?Describe the organisation and structure of different types of businesses.Recognise when you are using the qualities and skills you need to be enterprising.Know how to negotiate and make plans and decisions carefully.Know how to prepare and present yourself well when going through a selection process.We will complete our Careers Action Plan to the best of our ability.
Year 9Job AwarenessWhat Are My Choices for KS4?Be aware of what  job and labour market information is and how it can help you in planning for the future.Look systematically at the choices and opportunities open to you in the future.Show that you can be positive, flexible and well-prepared at transition points in your lifeWe will complete our Careers Action Plan to the best of our ability.
Year 10Exploring PossibilitiesGetting ready for after Y11?Recognise how you are changing, what you have to offer and what’s important to you.Show that you can be enterprising in the way you learn, carry out work and plan your career.Know how to make important plans and decisions carefully including how to solve problems.We will complete our Careers Action Plan to the best of our ability.
Year 11What will I do after Y11? Find relevant job and labour market information (LMI) and know how to use it in your career planning.Build and make the most of your personal network support including making effective use of impartial careers information, advice and guidance.Show that you have acquired and developed qualities and skills to improve your employability.We will complete our Careers Action Plan to the best of our ability.Research your education, training, apprenticeship, employment and volunteering options including information about the best progression pathways through to specific goals.
Year 12Aiming HigherWhere Do I Go Next?Assess how you are changing and be able to match your skills, interests and values to requirements and opportunities in learning (including UCAS) and work.Draw conclusions from researching and evaluating relevant job and labour market information to support your future plans.
Year 13Aiming HigherWhere Do I Go Next?Develop and make the most of your personal networks of support and show that you are a proactive and discerning user of impartial careers information. Know how to develop and use the strategies you will need to cope with the challenges of managing your transitions (UCAS). Develop your personal financial capability to improve the decisions you make that affect your everyday living, further study and work.

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