As part of our commitment to prepare students for a rapidly changing world, we use an innovative online resource called Start right through from year 7-13.

Start helps your child to connect with their future career potential, develop their employability and help them to explore future career and study options at school or at home.

How should my child use it?

Students create their Start account during a Hope Inspire Ambition session, but it is accessible anytime on computers and compatible mobile and tablet devices.

Students personalise their profile on Start with details about their skills, qualities, interests and work preferences. This provides a starting point for them to explore information matched to their personal preferences and interests. As they update their profile, Start will personalise this information, helping them to navigate the thousands of jobs, courses, providers and opportunities available. Start will help students to understand where they are on their journey and what’s important as they make their choices at GCSE, post-16 and post-18.

We encourage parents to use Start with their child at home.

What if I want to use Start myself?

That's fine - as well as discussing job ideas and education routes with your child you are also welcome to find out more about job opportunities for yourself. We would, however, ask you not to log in using your child's user details and to instead register yourself using the same steps outlined below, choosing parent instead of student and creating your own username and password.

For more information on Start or the support available for your son or daughter, please do not hesitate to contact me on the email address below.

Miss L K Davies - Career Lead

How to register (For parents)

Go to and click Register

Enter your first name, surname, email address, postcode and gender

Tip: if you forget your username or password we will use the email address you provide to send you a reminder

Choose a memorable username and a secure password and click Get Started

Click Login and enter your username and password. Click Login

The first time you log in you will be required to complete the following:

Select I am a Parent and would like to use Start with my children.