Kirk Balk Academy

A great place to learn

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 andWRL). This will be delivered at appropriate times to support decision making

Our core careers offer for all students includes:

  • Access to independent careers guidance by a qualified professional - at least one interview by the age of 16
  • Activities which seek to challenge stereotypical thinking and raise aspirations
  • Subject lessons linked to careers
  • Employer encounters - at least one each year including STEM employers
  • Experience of the workplace - at least one experience by the age of 16
  • Opportunities to speak with/visit a range of further education, higher education and training providers
  • Access to careers information via VMG,bulletins, careers library and online resources
  • Life Skills lessons
  • Promotion of local labour market information
  • Parental support and guidance
  • Advice and support tailored to the needs of each student