Careers - Parents Page

Young people today are living in an ever changing world and have a wealth of new opportunities available to them when leaving school. We want students to forge their own pathway and take responsibility for their own future but fully recognise the part of the school and you as parents and carers play in that. 

Our mission at Deer Park is to not only prepare them academically but to expose them throughout their Deer Park experience to a number of different career pathways. We recognise that there is not one route for all students and therefore rely not only on our careers curriculum to support them but in you as parents and carers as well. 

How can you help?  

  • Talk at home regarding career pathways - the different jobs you and the rest of the family may have had. The importance of gaining experience and learning a variety of transferable skills from different jobs, especially when they are younger. 
  • Encourage your child to engage with all the careers activities offered by the school. To seek help if they have questions. 
  • Help them produce their own CV by showing them yours. Discuss your qualifications and the path you took throughout your career. 
  • Show an interest in their initial career intentions and recognise that industry and certain jobs may be completely different in some areas than in the past. 
  • Run through typical interview questions and discuss your own experiences, positive and negative. 
  • Discuss with your child the importance of how they present themselves. Body language/dress code/keeping cool in an interview etc.
  • Discuss any resources on the Careers page of the school website. There is a wealth of information there. 
  • When appropriate attend any careers fayres, college open days or apprenticeship opportunities with them.
  • Give us feedback! We are always looking to develop and evolve our careers education provision so please do get in contact on if you have any comments or suggestions.
  • Get involved. If your job lends itself to supporting our careers provision please get in touch. We’d love to hear from you. We welcome outside speakers, workshops and assemblies. 


If you are looking into retraining, return to learning or progress onto higher education the Lifepilot can help for free. Lifepilot aims to encourage adults (over 21) to get back into learning and progress to higher education. is a free site that offers training from any starting point.

If you have any feedback on our careers provision please contact Mr Hastings - Assistant Headteacher.