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: http://russellgroup.ac.uk/for-students/school-and-college-in-the-uk/subject-choices-at-school-and-college/
Information on apprenticeships & Post 16 Options
Current Careers Provisions
We 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