Assessing the impact of our careers programme

Outcomes Focused, Child Centred
Northern Education Trust

Assessing the impact of our careers programme

Outcomes Focused, Child Centred
Northern Education Trust

Assessing the impact of our careers programme

Our careers programme is continually reviewed to ensure it continues to meet the needs of our students and the Gatsby Benchmarks. This is by means of:

  • Student feedback following career activities
  • Provider evaluations
  • Annual internal review of the careers programme
  • Post 16 destination data
  • Local Authority CEIAG Review

Destination Data

Please find below details of student destination data for Kirk Balk Academy leavers.

This measures the number of students who stayed in education, training or an apprenticeship after Year 11.

Kirk Balk Academy are extremely proud that 100% of Year 11 leavers in 2017 and 2018 progressed to a positive destination. Achieving 0% NEETs (Not in Employment, Education or Training) is a national measure of educational performance and it is exceptionally rare for schools, both regionally and nationally to achieve.

% of Kirk Balk Academy Year 11 leavers
Destination 2016 2017 2018
Education 91.79 92.6 84.9
Apprenticeship 6.15 5.5 11.5
Training 0 1.83 1.6
Employment with Training 1 0 1
NEET 1 0 0
Not Known 0 0 0
% comparison with LA of Year 11 leavers
2016 2017 2018
Kirk Balk Academy 97.9 100 100
Barnsley LA Average 97.2 96.7 96.5

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.