Parents and Carers

At school  our learners follow a planned  careers programme in years 7 through to year 13. All staff  at Gateacre have a role in the careers programme to ensure that each learner receives  quality careers information at the times that they need it.  

As a parent or carer you can expect to:

  • Be able to make an appointment with a member of staff or specialist adviser to discuss your son /daughter's progress and future prospects 
  • Have access to tutors, subject teachers, learning partners and specialist advisers
  • Be invited to look at schemes of work, and careers activities, information and resources, using and contributing to them if  you wish 
  • Receive invitations to take part in careers and information events such as ‘Transition Choices’  and careers days
  • Have the opportunity to comment on the usefulness of the careers programme to you chilld and how it could be improved

As a parent /carer you play a vital role in supporting our careers program, together we can support your son or daughter on their future career path. We are keen to work with you  to develop the employability skills and qualities to set our young people up for life , we need to give your child the tools that they need to succeed in whichever  walk of life that they wish to follow.

If you would like to contribute to the careers programme we would love to hear from you, please contact  Mrs J.Boyd  in school


Please select this document which gives and overview of Careers at Gateacre school

CEIAG careers overview booklet at Gateacre



PiXL Edge

Employers and Universities have said they look for 5 core attributes in standout students: Leadership, Organisation, Resilience, Initiative and Communication.

The PiXL Edge is a framework for schools to develop and accredit in students those personal attributes essential for employability and life. The Edge website is a way of pupils logging their achievements in and out of school under each of the five headings above.

Students will qualify at three levels: •Level 1: PiXL Apprentice •Level 2: PiXL Graduate •Level 3: PiXL Master

At each level there are a variety of approved activities that students can undertake for each of the key attributes, the number of activities that need to be completed varies depending on the level. The activities are rated as level Apprentice, Graduate or Masters according to their duration, the size of the team involved and the number of people exposed to the activity.

Pupil login details will be provided by their Form Tutor – this login is unique to them and can be linked to their Google account. Once a week, pupils will be working on their progress and updating their activities. They will also be able to access and edit their account via a mobile PiXL Edge app later in the year.

To login to your PiXL Edge account please click here.



Websites that you may find useful



Useful for 

Parental Guidance

Careers website produced by Careers Writers Association 

Local information about jobs and training

Lots of careers information in one place 

Lots of careers information in one place 

Lots of government information relating to 14-19 opportunities and education 

Main site for university & college applications 


University & college open day directory 

Official graduate careers website for UK 

Useful for Post 18 options

free advice and guidance


Careers Exploration


Careers Exploration


Careers Exploration

CV builder AP

Career Connect CV builder App

CV Template

CV template


Job applications

Kudos User Guide

Kudos User Guide


Website to explore careers, courses and Labour Market Information

National Careers Service

National Careers Service website - search careers and chat to a careers adviser

Apprenticeship Link

Information about apprenticeships

Labour Market Information

Real life career stories and videos to inspire your career

 Linking Curriculum to Career Subject Guides

 Click the link to download your chosen subject:

 Click here to read the latest addition of the Amazing Apprenticeships parents pack.