King Edward VI Balaam Wood Academy careers education programme provides our pupils with the opportunity to plan and manage their careers effectively, ensuring progression which is ambitious and aspirational. It promotes equality of opportunity, celebrates diversity and challenges stereotypes. It is designed to meet the Gatsby benchmarks and conforms to statutory requirements.

We aim to support pupils to make realistic and informed decisions about their future, by raising aspirations and providing impartial and independent information and guidance.

Our vision is to consistently support and engage every individual pupil to understand and develop their own future pathway, and to confidently raise knowledge around careers which will inform the pupils aspirations. For pupils to be bold in their decision making, ambitious in their learning, to work collaboratively with others to enrich their experiences and to be kind to themselves and others.

Each pupil has their own dreams and ambitions – we help them to discover them and pursue them and challenge them to make a difference to their own lives. Our CEIAG provision is delivered with a high emphasis on one-to-one meetings with a professional careers advisor, alongside whole school provision.

Miss Yolanda Duckworth is the Careers Leader for King Edward VI Balaam Wood Academy and is supported by Miss Jenny Quinn who leads on Aim Higher to ensure that pupils receive the appropriate support and opportunities throughout their time at King Edward VI Balaam Wood Academy.

We also employ Careers Education Independent Advice and Guidance counsellors (CEIAGs), Ms Marvet McAnuff provides bespoke provision for all our pupils.

We greatly encourage parents to support in this journey. All key information will be available on the website. You will also be able to stay up to date by following our King Edward Balaam Wood Academy Instagram, Twitter and Facebook accounts, links to which are below.

For any further information about the Careers Curriculum, please contact Miss Duckworth – Careers Leader:

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