Parents

Careers Information for Parents

Gordano School uses the Gatsby benchmarks for our CEIAG provision.  The Gatsby Benchmarks set out a framework for schools to deliver ‘good career guidance’.

We welcome providers, employers, colleges and Universities into our school for assemblies, careers events and training activities. If you would be interested in supporting us with this, please contact Debbie Crosby (dcrosby@gordanoschool.org.uk)  

Click the link below to see a programme of planned CEIAG (Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance) activities by year group and term,  linked to Gatsby Benchmarks.

Year 8 Options

Year 8 is a really important moment in a student’s school life – the first time that they will have the opportunity to make decisions about the pathways they will follow for the rest of their educational lives. 

Work Experience

Year 10 Work Experience Week is a great opportunity for students to practice employment skills they will need in their future working lives.

Young people need to be motivated and determined if they are to benefit from the opportunities that a Work Experience Placement presents. We strongly advise for you to encourage your son/daughter to think of the type of placement that they believe they would like to have. 

 

Careers Activities

Students have the opportunity to take part in a number of career related activities throughout their school journey. These include:

Mock Interviews – During Year 10 students have the opportunity to sharpen their employability skills at a Mock Interview event. Students apply for a virtual job of their choice, create a CV and take part in a formal interview. 

Teatime Networking – Held for students in Year 9-13 and involve employers and professionals from different industries offering advice on how to break into their industry of work.

A Parent's Guide - Paths to professional careers

Click the link below to read a Parent’s Guide on supporting your child along their career journey. This includes:

  • Career choices – taking the first steps
  • Understanding Apprenticeships 
  • How your child can gain Work Experience
  • School Leaver Programmes

 

Unifrog

Unifrog is an online careers tool that helps students:

– Research careers
– Identify courses and apprenticeships
– Build a portfolio of career related activities
– Build a portfolio of competencies
– Make refined applications to universities and apprenticeships

All students in Gordano are provided with a Unifrog account, which they access using their school email at www.unifrog.org  They can use this to research careers, seek inspiration, record what they have done and prepare applications. 

Online Event

We invite parents to an online session starting at 17:00 on the 15th of February to find out more about the platform and how it can help support their children when plotting their next steps and explain how we use it. Invitations to the event will be sent out directly. 

Click here to watch a video that gives an introduction to Unifrog.

Please direct queries to Dr Beer at cbeer@gordanoschool.org.uk