For parents

Parents play a key part in supporting their children in their career choices and we aim to support that by providing information meetings at key decision points (eg Year 9 Options meetings, Year 12 UCAS Information meetings). We are also happy to discuss any concerns parents have. For general information, please follow THIS LINK for a Careers Advice for Parents website.  The Russell Group Universities has also produced a useful guide on making ‘Informed Choices’ for Post 16 choices, please follow THE LINK here. Parents might also find the YouTube video produced by The Careers and Enterprise Company about the local labour market in Hertfordshire helpful when discussing options with their children, please CLICK HERE.

We are keen to increase the involvement of parents, Alumni and the wider business community in our Careers programme so that we can provide meaningful learning opportunities for pupils. This will allow us to build up a network of expertise in a range of professions.

We are keen to hear from any parents who might be able to act as an ‘adviser’ to the students at our Biennial Careers Fair, or to talk to small groups of students about their career or profession. If any parent could provide work experience, ‘taster days’ or work shadowing for our Year 11 or 12 students in their summer holiday (we would only use such contacts for a committed pupil who has expressed a genuine interest in the particular career) that would be especially welcome.

If you feel you might be able to offer help to Hockerill pupils, at whatever level, the Careers Department would very much appreciate hearing from you. If you have any questions, or would like an informal discussion before any kind of commitment, please do not hesitate to get in touch via the main switchboard or emailing, or by completing the ATTACHED FORM.