At Walton-le-Dale we have invested in an online careers platform which we use with our students through Yrs 7-11 to explore and record their careers related activities.
Parents/Carers can also access this at home so we can work together to prepare our students for their post 16 options and beyond.
Start is an online careers platform designed to connect 11-18 year olds with their future career potential. It combines the most comprehensive source of information with a personalised experience and career planning tools, helping our students to make more informed decisions about their future study and career options, as well as developing their employability. 

Start includes: 

  • A student profile: students build their profile and access personalised study and career information. 
  • Modules: activities to guide students through the information on Start at the right time. 
  • Up to date information: engaging content on what to study, where to learn and the world of work. 
  • Locker: an online record of achievement to evidence skills for future applications and CVs. 
  • Employability action plan: Students can set goals and stay in control of their career planning.
  • Parent’s/Carer’s access: allows all to be involved in the planning and exploration of options throughout their careers education and keep informed during the various stages.