Parents and Carers

Parents & Carers 

We recognise the huge part you play in your child's decision making and career choice.  You are welcome to contact the careers team with any queries and suggestions.  Please look out for your child's copy of their action plan (given after any 1:1 careers meeting) which you may wish to use as a discussion point with them.  The Careers Adviser is available to talk to you at years 9-13 parents’ evenings and we update events on the school website.

As an Employer/Training Provider: Ralph Allen School actively promotes successful working relationships with providers of employment, training, Further Education, Higher Education and apprenticeships.  If you would like the opportunity to come in and talk to students about the courses and jobs you offer then please contact Sue Rogers ( or Emma Taylor- Careers Adviser (

We run an annual Informal Careers Event (ICE) in November for years 10-13, when local employers are invited to Ralph Allen to talk to students about their career.

We recommend taking a look at the following website "The Parents' Guide to" which gives useful information and explains the options for next steps at 16 and 18. 

We have mapped out the careers education for Ralph Allen students which gives you an insight into what is on offer in terms of careers related learning. 

My Careers Journey!

Post 16 and Post 18 Destination Data

Your child is track for two years by the local authority to ensure they're in education, training or employment with training. If they are not, then they will be supported to get back on track. The local authority will track via Post 16 training providers.

The school tracks young people for 3 years after they leave school. Up until now, the school calls the parents and carers to ask for this data. 

This year we will be requesting consent from students to track this data directly with the local authority for the first two years and will contact  parents and carers vai phne or questionnaire in the third years for destinations for Post 18.

This ensures we are providing the right service to our young people.

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