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
Activity is added to a student timeline automatically after a scheduled activity, event or one to one counselling session. Activities can also be added manually by a member of the careers service or by a student themselves. Activities can be added to individual students or entire groups of students.
2) Review activity on the student timeline
Activity is record against a student timeline so that a full history of careers guidance provision is logged.
3) Employability skills and provision overview on student profile
See a summary of student employability skills and provision on the student passport. The skills section shows the number of activities where skills have been evidenced and a spider chart to highlight strengths and skills gaps.
4) See provision recorded in the student database
Provision for each student is highlighted in the student database so you can ensure each student receives the necessary careers guidance and those lagging behind can be easily identified.
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 now includes a section for you to define Student Entitlement Statements for each year groups. As with all other sections within the Careers Plan, we provide you with example text so you are not starting from scratch!
Did you know you can host the Careers Plan on your website and changes are updated automatically?
Student Passport – What Have I Learnt?
All student activity is automatically logged to their Student Passport. We have added the “What I Learnt” feature to capture student’s thoughts immediately after an activity. Students are prompted by an email and within the Student Portal to record “What I Learnt”.
Did you know you can filter the Students Database by the students who have completed Action Plans, making it very easy to identify those who have not?
One to One Meetings – Meeting Alerts
Improvements to the One to One Meeting Manager mean that you are now alerted immediately within Grofar when a student requests a One to One meeting. A new Pending Meetings tab makes it very easy to manage all new requests. We have also added the ability to easily assign Careers Advisers and meeting rooms to meeting slots.
Did you know you can set up multiple recurring One to One meeting sessions to create a flexible and open Careers Service that students can engage with at times that best suit you and them?
Business Database – Google Maps
We have integrated with Google Maps to enhance the Business Passport and allow you to get a better understanding of your business network.
Did you know that all Careers activity is recorded against a Business Passport so that you can easily maintain a full history of all Business engagement?