Young People and Parents

Parents and Carers

The Education People work on behalf of Kent County Council to support 16 to 18 year olds participate in education, employment, and training. We do this in several ways.

  • In Year 11, we work with schools to help them prepare learners for their next step and support those who are at risk of becoming NEET (Not in Education Employment or Training).
  • For the next two years we stay in touch with young people via their school, college or sometimes directly by phone/letter to see if they need any help to get back into education, employment or training.  Details of how we do this and store their data are found here.

The KentChoices website is central to the support we provide. We suggest that you take the time to discover what is on the site. In many cases your son/daughter will need to use KentChoices to apply for sixth form or college. Scroll down to the More Useful links section of this page to find more information to support your son/daughter.

Keeping up to date with changes in education and the opportunities available to young people is challenging. Throughout the year we run virtual parent/carer events to explain these, what you need to do and when. You will be able to find out what is coming up and how to access recordings of past events on this page throughout the academic year.

Young people are expected to stay in education, employment or training for two years after Year 11 because by doing so, they will improve their future career/employment chances. 

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Past Events

Become a School Governor or Clerk in Kent

Do you want to make a difference in your community, and develop your own professional skills? By volunteering as a school governor or trustee, you can do both. 

The Governance role is strategic and has specific functions as described in the Governance Handbook:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction; 
  • Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the effective and efficient performance management of staff; and
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent.

If you would be interested finding more information about this volunteering role or registering your interest please visit the 'Inspiring Governance' website:

Visit the 'Inspiring Governance' Website

The Clerking Service is recruiting for clerks as governance professionals to support school governing boards. The role is remote based other than for governing board meetings and works well as a secondary income role or for getting back into the workforce. Please click the button below for more information.

Become a School Clerk

Last updated on 11/08/2023