Mother and teenage daughter discussing post school options in library: The Parents' Guide to

Free resources

The Parents’ Guide to provides parents and carers with the information they need at GCSE and sixth form to help their teenage children create successful futures. 

We offer free advice and support, opportunities for parents to ask questions on our Q&A pages, access to a wide range of resources as well as the opportunity to purchase our online and interactive guides

The Parents' Guide to Careers - for National Careers Week 2021

2022 edition coming soon!

It’s National Careers Week 1-6 March and to celebrate we’ve teamed up with NCW to create a free guide to help parents understand their child's vocational options. Whether they're in Year 10 and starting to think about what they might like to do when their GCSEs are over, or whether they're 18 and making plans for adulthood, our guide will help parents understand what choices their children have (if they don't want to stay in full-time education) and what action they can take to get them to the next stage.

The Parents' Guide to - National Careers

Play our careers board game! 

The easy way to get teens talking about their future - read the full article here.

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Careers resources:

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Support with personal statements

 "Parental engagement has a large and positive effect on children’s learning"
Department for Education, Gov UK

Articles on Post 18 options:

Articles on Post 16 options:

We have 50 years of research showing that what families do matters. Whether it’s loving school, university access, good attendance, or academic success, family engagement has positive correlations with all sorts of indicators

Dr Mapp - Senior lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Education

Wellbeing charts

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94% of parents were confident that their involvement would help their children at school
Review of best practice in parental engagement - Department for Education

Exams, health and wellbeing

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 "Parental engagement has a large and positive effect on children’s learning"
Department for Education, Gov UK

2021 - Awareness themes, days and events calendar:

A calendar of awareness days, weeks and months to make sure you never miss an opportunity to engage with your parents. Includes short descriptions plus hyperlinks to further details and resources. 

94% of parents were confident that their involvement would help their children at school
Review of best practice in parental engagement - Department for Education

Other resources:

Help teens get motivated, find focus, increase productivity, concentrate on their studies, settle anxiety, manage exam stress, control their emotions, relax and sleep well – all by tapping into their sensory experiences.

Read the full article here.

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 "Parental engagement has a large and positive effect on children’s learning"
Department for Education, Gov UK