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Embattled FE Sector Could Find Comfort In Tech

If the headlines are to be believed, the Further Education sector is stricken, if not doomed: The Institute for Fiscal Studies reports an 8 percent decrease in funding for 16 to 18 year olds over the last 8 years; there’s been a significant drop in adults enrolling for courses which in turn means less government […]

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CDI UK Career Development Awards

Grofar Win at the UK Career Development Awards 2018

Grofar are extremely proud to receive the award for Best Practice in the Use of Technology in Career Development – Sponsored by the DfE at last nights CDI UK Career Development Awards 2018. “I am very proud to receive the award amongst strong competition on behalf of the entire Grofar team. I am very lucky to […]

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National Careers Week

Grofar is proud to be supporting National Careers Week

The Grofar Pledge “We will help all schools meet Gatsby Benchmark 1 – for FREE” As part of National Careers Week, we will provide: Free access and use to the Grofar careers planning tool developed with the CDI Free webinar training in how to get the best from the tool This will result in a […]

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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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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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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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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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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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