Careers Staff

Mr A Holland - Assistant Head Teacher and Careers Lead
Mrs R Seedall - Student Support

Contact email address: careers@balshaws.org.uk

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Careers Mapping

Careers Policy

Please see our Careers Policy (CEIAG including Provider Access Statement and Gatsby Benchmarks) on our School Policies page here.

Gatsby Benchmarks

You can read more details about the Gatsby Benchmarks in the documents below:

Gatsby Benchmark

 

Careers Support

Please see the following document that outlines our Careers support inline with the Gatsby Benchmarks.

Careers Support Useful Links:

Apprenticeships

Employer Information

Measurement and Assessment of The Careers Programme

The key measure for the career (CEIAG) advice given at Balshaw’s is the destination data published by the DfE. The data below, published in January 2020, is for students who completed KS4 in 2017, the most recent data available.

It can be seen below that the vast majority of students, 97%, who left in 2017 are involved in some form of education, training or employment. In 2017 the national figure for students staying in education or gaining employment was 94% so that means Balshaw’s outperformed the national figure by 3%. The fact that so many Balshaw’s students have stayed in education or gained employment is an excellent indication of the success of the CEIAG program. Having said that, we hope that the developments we have made over the past few years will push the overall figure even closer to 100%, our ultimate goal.

 

Students staying in education or employment

School

Lancashire LEA

England state-funded schools

Students staying in education or employment for at least 2 terms after KS4>

97%

94%

94%

Total number of students included in destination measures

185

12076

528139

Students staying in education for at least 2 terms after KS4

85%

83%

87%

Further education college or other further education provider

83%

47%

37%

Sixth form college

0%

19%

11%

Students staying in apprenticeships for at least 6 months after KS4

9%

7%

4%

Students staying in employment for at least 2 terms after KS4

3%

5%

5%

Provider Access Statement

You can find our Provider Access Statement within the Careers Policy on our School Policies page

Local Colleges

Remember that College Open Events are one of the best ways to get up to date and accurate information on specific courses and entry requirements which can change year on year. The links below are useful for finding this information:

Colleges: