At Kirk Balk Academy we strive to support to every student to achieve and aim to raise their aspirations to believe in themselves. Through high quality careers education, information, advice and guidance programme, our students are supported to make realistic and informed decisions about their career pathways, to have high aspirations and to support them with achieving personal success and future economic wellbeing.
We support students in making well-informed decisions about significant study or career choices, by providing access to differentiated, impartial and independent information and guidance about the range of options (including academic, vocational, apprenticeships) that are most likely to help them to achieve their ambitions. By helping students with decisions at crucial stages, informing them of all their options and introducing them to employers, we aim to prepare them for the world of work regardless of the pathway they choose.
We have a careers programme designed to support our students at all stages of their learning journey. This programme will provide our students with the knowledge, inspiration and ability to take ownership of their own career action plans which will enable them to succeed in their chosen career paths. Our careers programme supports the achievement of the eight Gatsby Benchmarks as detailed in the Department for Education’s Statutory Guidance, January 2018.
To demonstrate our commitment to delivering high quality careers education, Kirk Balk Academy is working with Careers Inc to achieve the nationally recognised Quality in Careers Standard.
Careers Programme – Aims
Our Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) Programme will:
Core Careers Offer
All students at Kirk Balk Academy are entitled to receive a programme of careers education, work- related learning, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG and WRL). This will be delivered at appropriate times to support decision making.
Our core careers offer for all students includes:
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.
Northern Education Trust Careers Leader: Mr Philip Carr – Director of Curriculum
The Careers Team consists of:
Mr S. Moore, Careers Leader
Mr J. Antrobus, Careers and Pledges
Miss A. Dakin, CEIAG Co-ordinator
Miss K. Walker, Barnsley TIAG (Year 11)
CareersInc Advisers (Year 7 – Year 10)
All careers information will be reviewed in October 2021.