The Government Equalities Office (GEO) has today launched Your Daughter’s Future, a guide to help parents support their daughters as they make important decisions about their next steps and career choices.
We developed Your Daughter’s Future on behalf of GEO with the help of girls aged 12-16 who have a wide range of career aspirations, from politics to sport and midwifery. It sets out what support girls said they want from their parents as they weigh up exam and career options, and complements PSHE provision pupils receive at key stages 3 and 4.
The guide offers parents information on which GCSEs and A Levels to consider for different careers, while aiming to ensure that young women’s decisions are not driven by tired gender stereotypes. It also contains tips on organising workplace visits to gain experience, managing exam stress and boosting confidence, with tailored information for different ages. The toolkit contains 8 units that address different topics and age groups and can be read independently or together.
Your Daughter’s Future was developed in conjunction with girls, parents and teachers from Northfleet School, Henrietta Barnet School, Costello School, Hayes School and Sydenham School for Girls, as well as Girl Guiding UK, Stylist magazine, the National Careers Council, and the Education and Employers Taskforce.
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