Talking Futures: Getting started


Talking Futures offers a range of resources and activities to help you develop an effective approach to engaging parents in your careers programme take a look below at the resources:

  • Delivering effective parental engagement
  • SLT Careers Meeting
  • Whole staff CPD session
  • Evaluating your delivery



What you can do next

Once you’ve reviewed the materials to help you get started here’s what else is available on the Resource Directory and our partner Talking Futures for Parents site:

  • Activities for parents and students

Activity plans for sessions you can run face-to-face or remotely to support parents, and in lessons with students. Find out more here: Activities

  • Further information and signposting

Talking Futures content including a film on the important role parents can play in decision making and a searchable directory of external resources about specific options and careers. Find out more here: Resources for Educators 

  • Content for parents

Tools, tips and activities for parents to try at home to build their confidence in holding informed careers conversations with their children. Find out more: Talking Futures - Parents 


More support

Once you have planned how parents will be engaged in your careers programme be sure to make it available on your website. As part of meeting Gatsby Benchmark 1, your whole careers programme should be available for parents to refer to. Find out more about the Gatsby Benchmarks