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Student Passport – your views

We are pleased to publish the results of our recent survey regarding “Student digital passports”. Grofar currently has one of the industry leading student passports and this work was undertaken to inform our future developments. What many schools tell us is that they want a digital equivalent of a “Record of Achievement” and that is […]

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UK Career Development Awards 2018

Grofar shortlisted for CDI UK Career Development Award

For the second year running Grofar has been shortlisted for the CDI Best Practice Research and Technology Awards in the category of “Use of technology in Careers development”. We are delighted to be chosen by our peers as providing a system that warrants this recognition and look forward to showing many people the system at […]

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THe Woodroffe School

Grofar student passport competition winner

We are delighted to announce that Mike Holding at Woodroffe school in Lyme Regis Dorset was the happy winner of our competition linked to our recent “Student passport” research. Mike is the Head of Work Related Learning and Enterprise and will be putting Grofar to good use with his students in the coming year. When […]

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UTC Reading

CASE STUDY: UTC Reading

Download UTC Reading Case Study Key Benefits: Reduction of time spent by the careers team centralising data for employer engagement. All key elements in one place to make for easier and more efficient employer engagement tracking. Student ownership and responsibility when completing their passports. Clear and understandable user interface for all key stakeholders. About the […]

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The Downs School

CASE STUDY: The Downs School, Newbury

Download The Downs School Case Study Key Benefits:  Empowers students to take ownership of their career development through the student passport, allowing each student to set future goals and develop of individual plan that grows over time. Provides a central database for businesses, making engagement easier to track and develop. Will allow the school to […]

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Hall Green School

CASE STUDY: Hall Green School, Birmingham

Download Hall Green Case Study Key Benefits: Communication with pupils. Communication with employers. Better administration of events with record of attendance, feedback and staff reviews. Organising an up to date careers plan incorporating the Gatsby Benchmarks. About the school Hall Green is a comprehensive secondary school midway between central Birmingham and Solihull with 900 pupils […]

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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  Key Benefits: Careers service planning Business database and tracking Student passport and activity monitor Destinations data More time to provide pupil support Linked to SIMS – always up to date St Peter’s Church of England Aided School is a larger than average-sized secondary school on the outskirts of […]

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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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