Careers 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.

Useful careers links for Y11 students:

Information on apprenticeships & Post 16 Options

Current Careers Provisions

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