Careers Information, Advice and Guidance

careers picture BA has a very successful CIAG programme. This is evidenced by the extremely low NEET (Not in Employment Education or Training figures. BA has a NEET figure in 2016 of 0.5% compared to a Bradford District figure of 1.6%

 In BA, there is a dedicated Work Progress Manager in school to provide careers advice and guidance

  • Work progress manager helps all students with applications to colleges etc.
    • Work progress manager is available to students all day every day
    • Work progress manager coordinates the work experience programme
    • Work progress manager has regular employer contact and organises external speakers and events for students
  • BA has a Careers and Work Experience Centre in the Learning Resource Centre and this is available 5 days a week for learners including out of hours’ times
  • All students have a carousel of planned activities and assemblies
    • Assemblies linked to key events in the school year
    • They inform them of the developments within the locality and Leeds City Region
    • Students aware of apprenticeships and opportunities available to them
  • Students have access to detailed pathway advice when choosing options and destinations
    • Pathway advice includes taster sessions and evenings with employer input
  • All students in years 10-13 have the opportunity to undertake work experience
    • This is undertaken with all students applying for:
      • either a placement of their own or
      • from a panel of advertised placements which the school has found.
    • The students are only allowed to undertake a relevant work experience placement rather than attending a block placement that is found for them by an external company.
  • The school employs an external provider for careers advice ensuring impartiality. As part of that contract:
    • all year 11 pupils are interviewed twice a year
    • detailed support and guidance is made available to vulnerable year 12 students
    • all Y11 students are interviewed before Christmas of a given academic year
    • all destinations of all learners are tracked we have a very successful low NEET figure for all leavers
  • The school works with the ahead partnership which engages the school with over 60 employers and businesses on an annual basis impacting on all learners in years 7-13
    • For detailed analysis / planning – see appendix
    • The school hosts an annual careers fair which all students in years 7-13 attend ensuring 1500 learners access employers
    • All of year 11 receive a mock interview with an employer
    • All of year 10 receive a day of workshops undertaking enterprise and work related skills
    • The school runs several competitions and events throughout the year including STEM events for girls and debating events with large law firms
  • The school sits on the board of a local FE provider ensuring unique opportunities for all learners
  • The school sits on the board of the Bradford pathways and Employer engagement group
  • The school works with the local Industrial centres of Excellence (ICE) and sits on the board of the centre for environmental technologies.
  • A senior manager in school sits on the local STEM steering group developing learning opportunities for students with the local National Media Museum

Ahead partnership


National Citizen Service Opportunity for Years 11 and 12