Grofar Blog

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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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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‘Careers advice should be a core part of a young person’s schooling’

This week the Government’s Commons Sub-Committee on Education, Skills and the Economy concluded that the lack of good careers provision in schools in England was harming young people’s job choices and having a detrimental effect on the economy. In a report, MPs said: “We recommend that Ofsted introduce a specific judgement on careers information advice and guidance […]

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Grofar Update

Grofar Product Update

The team have been busy collecting feedback and fulfilling our commitment to improving Grofar. We will release new features and updates every 2 weeks which I look forward to sharing with you. I am delighted to take you through some of our recent product updates. Careers Plan – Student Entitlement Statements The Careers Plan generator […]

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Careers Silver Bullet?

In Sir John Holman’s 2014, Gatsby report he said that there was no “silver bullet” that would of itself transform the quality of careers advice in schools. Instead, he said schools needed to provide a series of measures to a high standard. His views are based on extensive research in the UK, Canada Germany, Holland, […]

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