Careers programme information

Outcomes Focused, Child Centred
Northern Education Trust

Careers programme information

Outcomes Focused, Child Centred
Northern Education Trust

Careers Programme Information

At Kirk Balk Academy we are committed to providing our students with a planned programme of careers education for all students in Year 7 to Year 11, information, advice and guidance that is impartial and confidential (within legal confines) and prepares students for the challenges of adult and working life.


Kirk Balk Academy has a statutory requirement when delivering careers education, to ensure that information about learning options and careers is presented impartially and that advice promotes the best interests of students.

The aims of outstanding, impartial careers education may be summarised as follows:

  • Empowers young people to plan and manage their own futures
  • Responds to the needs of each learner
  • Provides comprehensive information and advice
  • Raises aspirations
  • Actively promotes equality of opportunity
  • Challenges stereotypes
  • Helps young people to progress
  • Give a wider and relevant context for learning
Intended Outcomes

Kirk Balk Academy is committed to raising aspirations and maximising the benefits for every student in the development of a whole Trust approach to CEIAG by providing a planned programme of activities both in and outside of the curriculum.

Northern Education Trust is committed to providing:

  • A comprehensive Careers Education programme with clear learning outcomes
  • Access to independent and impartial guidance for all students
  • A partnership approach to CEIAG provision
  • Assistance for all students to make a successful transition into further/higher education, employment, or training
  • A high quality CEIAG programme. Kirk Balk Academy is working towards the Quality in Careers Standard.

We fully endorse the DFE’s ‘Careers strategy: making the most of everyone’s skills and talents’ (December 2017) and the 8 Gatsby Benchmarks as detailed in the Department for Education’s Statutory Guidance, January 2018.

Provider Access Policy

Kirk Balk Academy offers opportunities for providers to meet with students. Please contact a member of our Careers Team to identify the most suitable opportunity for you.

Here is a copy of our Provider Access Policy which complies with Section 42B of the Education Act 1997.

Careers Leader

Kirk Balk Academy’s named Careers Leader is Mr. S Moore, Assistant Principal.

Contact Number: 01226 742 286
Email Address: [email protected]

Review of published careers information:
All careers information will be reviewed in September 2019

Kirk Balk Academy is a member of the Northern Education Trust.
We constantly focus on standards as we understand outcomes are paramount. Our decision making is driven entirely by what is best for children. By doing this we enhance the life chances of the children and young people in our care.