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St Peter's Church of England Aided School Exeter

CASE STUDY: St Peter’s Church of England Aided School, Exeter

Download Grofar Case Study St Peters, Exeter St Peter’s Church of England Aided School is a larger than average-sized secondary school on the outskirts of Exeter. It has a recent Ofsted rating of Good and has above average Progress 8 of 0.37 In 2007 St Peter’s began a journey to transform learning, developing strategies to […]

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UK Careers Development Awards

Grofar shortlisted for UK Careers Development Awards

We are delighted to have been shortlisted in the “Best Practice in the Use of Technology in Career Development” category of the UK Career Development Awards run by the CDI.  We have strong competition from another great company, SDS, who have been shortlisted twice, once for their ‘My World of Work Live! and also their […]

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Community Engagement

New Ed-Tech Tool Launched To Help Schools Seek Support

The planned shake-up of school funding means many head teachers may need to rely more and more on their own fundraising activities. Teachers unions claim the new National Funding Formula sets the basic level of funding too low and it has been calculated that 98% of schools will face a funding cut for every pupil. […]

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Come and visit Grofar at BETT – BETT Futures Stand 1 BFS12

Grofar are delighted to be exhibiting at BETT on 25th – 28th January. Come and visit us at the BETT Futures Stand 1 BFS12. At BETT we will be launching our new Community Engagement platform for schools and will be engaging with attendees to demonstrate our innovative Careers Guidance Management platform. Our new platform “Community Heroes” […]

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North Tyneside Learning Trust

Grofar Secures Major New Contract in the North East

Ten schools in the north east of England have taken on popular careers guidance management solution Grofar, in a contract that will offer consistency and continuity of careers support across the area. The North Tyneside Learning Trust is a collaboration of 46 schools working in partnership with employers, universities and colleges to improve education and […]

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The Orchard School, Bristol

CASE STUDY: The Orchard School, Bristol

Download Grofar Case Study Orchard, Bristol Why did you choose Grofar? “I needed a tool that could automate time consuming activities such as gathering business contacts and manage administrative processes” After joining the school and taking over the role of Careers Co-ordinator a year ago; I soon found myself swamped with paperwork. Stacks of documents […]

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Student using Grofar

CAREERS GUIDANCE: The Poor Relation in the Education Sector

Earlier this month the Chairs of the Education, Skills and Economy Committee slammed the Government’s failure to address inadequacies in careers guidance as “unacceptable”, demanding that Ministers act to improve provision as a matter of urgency to ensure young people are equipped with the right skills to succeed in the modern economy. The Committee published […]

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Evidence Employability Skills & Careers Guidance Provision

Evidencing student employability skills and careers guidance provision

Recording employability skills, careers guidance provision, activities and events is essential to evidencing the quality and the impact of your careers programme and helping your school to provide students with the best possible careers service. Evidencing skills and careers guidance provision is made easy with Grofar as these 4 steps demonstrate. 1) Add activity to a student […]

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Alumni & Business Database

Grow your Employer and Alumni network

Developing a strong employer & alumni network is key to providing a high-quality careers service. Having access to external services and extra resources enables careers services to a provide more opportunities and great careers guidance at minimal cost. Maintaining contacts, services and SLA’s is admin intensive. Grofar takes care of this for you. Grofar have […]

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Grofar selected for BETT Futures

At Grofar, we are honoured to be selected for BETT Futures, the ‘home for the world’s most inspiring edtech startups’.  Grofar fulfils a long term ambition to help improve the careers service in schools and raise student aspirations. Grofar was founded by members of the trusted, award-winning team that created Schoolcomms. Extensive research performed by Grofar identified how important (and often undervalued) the careers service […]

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