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Information for parents

Our sections Choices at 14, Choices at 16 and Choices at 18 outline the options open at each respective age, and feature a selection of articles and video clips to help inform your child’s decision-making.  The series is aimed directly at students, but contains information you may also find useful.

We also have a range of articles for parents written by Chris Speedy, a careers adviser with over 30 years’ experience and author of the website Careers Advice for Parents.

Online resources for parents

Parentzone provides advice and practical tips for parents regarding online safety for children.

Digizen shares advice and resources for parents on issues such as social networking and cyberbullying.

Would you like to become a school governor?

Are you interested in helping young people develop their expectations and aspirations? Could your skills help maintain and improve school performance? School governors give up their time to assist Head Teachers with strategic management, including decisions regarding budget, curriculum, building management and school policy. There are around 300,000 school governors, one of the largest groups of volunteers in England.

Governors for Schools recruits volunteers with transferable skills to become school governors. They provide a free service, guiding volunteers through the application and appointment process and working with schools and local authorities to fill governor vacancies.

Find out more about volunteering as a school governor.