Careers Education

Careers fair 1Careers education, information, advice and guidance are an essential part of our curriculum. Our careers guidance provides the link between what we do in school and a pupil’s next steps into the adult world. We aim to develop pupils understanding of the differences between school and work, by enabling students to access a wide range of resources on Post-16 education and training opportunities. We hope to inspire our pupils to see the opportunities available to them and achieve their career aspirations. Consequently students at Simon Balle All-through School will be able to go out into the globally competitive world with the skills, attributes and behaviours equipped for the twenty-first century.

Current careers provision:

Connexions BusWe offer pupils a wide range of experiences and activities throughout their time at Simon Balle All-through School. We ensure that all pupils are provided with independent careers advice and guidance from years 8 to 13.

Pupils are surveyed annually about their careers dreams and ambitions to help identify their strengths and to ensure that their aspirations are built on a solid foundation of understanding. Additionally each year group will undertake 5 hours of dedicated careers classes each year.

The school also provides the following additional provision;

Key Stage 3

  • Year 8 – Enterprise Day – Summer term  2018 (Date TBC)
  • Year 9 – Get Work Ready – Thursday 25th January 2018

Key Stage 4 & 5

  • Year 10 & 12 – Careers Fair – Tuesday 27th February 2018
  • UCAS support
  • Year 12 Work Experience Programme


Careers and Work Related Education Policy

Please see below our CWRE policy – if you would prefer to download a pdf copy please click here 



Careers Newsletters:

Simon Balle Careers Newsletter 3 December 2017


Simon Balle Careers Newsletter 2 February 2017

Simon Balle Careers Newsletter 1 Nov 16

The school also provides a wide range of subject-specific activities and trips. 

Careers links


Good for Y11 students:

Information on apprenticeships & Post 16 Options

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Career news and updates

For more ideas on the careers provision at Simon Balle please visit our Careers Showcase page



For more information

Please look in the Careers Section of the school library

Talk to your Form Tutor or Head of Year

Drop in to see our Connexions Adviser

Connexions Poster 2016


Careers and Work Related Education Policy

Please see below our CWRE policy – if you would prefer to download a pdf copy please click here