At GAA, we use Xello as a platform to engage our students in exploring their career options. 

From Year 7, every student will have access to a Xello account where they can participate in self-guided lessons, and gain knowledge to support important career decisions.  As a parent, or carer, you can support your child to use this platform at home, which will be a continuation from the work completed in school.  This useful document will help your child to log-in to their personal Xello account.

POST-16 CHOICES

To support with making their post-16 choices, students will be offered a 1:1 appointment in KS4, as well as visits from local colleges and training providers, however, we would recommend that in Year 10 and 11, students are also supported at home to:

  • research local college websites
  • attend college open days

LABOUR MARKET INFORMATION

Labour Market Information (LMI) helps us to research jobs and careers, it includes:

  • Which jobs are likely to be available in the local area
  • Names of the largest employers in the area
  • Which skills employers are looking for and which skills are in short supply
  • Salary expectations
  • Information about the job role
  • Qualifications required for the job 
  • Which jobs will be in demand in the future


Supporting your child in researching this information will help them to make an informed decision on their future. It will help them narrow down career choices and allow them to consider what they might enjoy, the skills they need to improve, the qualifications they will require and salary expectations.

Useful LMI resources:

CAREERMAP

You can subscribe to this useful on-line magazine for parents free of charge:

PARENT FEEDBACK QUESTIONNAIRE

Please use our Parent Evaluation Form to leave feedback on our careers service. 

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