It is with the deepest sadness and regret that we must inform you that Helen Roberts (Geography and Careers) passed away
on Saturday 4th March having been diagnosed with terminal cancer just a few weeks earlier.

The funeral service will take place at St. Andrew’s Church, Cheadle Hulme, SK8 5ET on 28th March at 1pm.

The funeral cortège will pass the school at 12.30pm

BAFB staff and pupils will line the inside and outside of the perimeters along Burnage Lane to pay their respects.

Any former students, Parents and Carers wishing to join us in paying their respects at this time
are invited to do so by standing on the opposite side of the road.

Please do not park your vehicle near school or on Burnage Lane. 

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Careers and Information Guidance

Individual Support

Careers Education is seen as a vital part of the pastoral curriculum which is provided for students, and additional help and guidance is offered to each student on an individual basis.

In Year 9 we hold a special evening for parents and students to explain and advise on careers and Year 10 options. In lessons students start to look at their strengths and weaknesses. They start to match these against possible future careers. Students are encouraged to use computer software such as Kudos and CID.

In Year 10 students are offered two weeks of Work Experience. This allows students to experience the world of work and therefore be in a better position to make informed choices about their future. Each student will be offered a practice mock interview.

In Year 11 each student is seen individually by a Personal Advisor from Connexions.

In addition, students are encouraged to use the Careers Room which is well stocked with resources including college prospectuses and computer software.

During Key Stage 4 students will be invited to a mini careers convention. Local colleges and training providers will be in attendance. This provides an ideal opportunity for students to obtain information about local opportunities.


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