Advice for Parents

Advice for Parents

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As they make choices and plans for the future, young people need support from the people who know them best; their families.  However this can be challenging process for parents.  As well as the information available on the Useful Links page and the Post 16 Application page, here are some useful information sources to use.

STS is always on hand to help you guide your child with timely careers information events and parents evenings.  Sarah Rooke, our careers advisor, is available 5 days a week.  Please call or email her on


These sites for Parents contain lots of information on educational and career pathways and how to advise and support your son/daughter:


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If your child is considering university then this guide will help: “Parent Guide 2018.  Everything you need to support your child with their higher education choices”


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Apply to Uni has lots of information on guiding your child through the university application process.


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If you child is considering an apprenticeship, this Government factsheet tells you everything you need to know. 

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