Provider Access Policy

This policy statement sets out the school’s arrangements for managing the access of providers to pupils at the school
for the purpose of giving them information about the provider’s education or training offer. This complies with the
school’s legal obligations under Section 42B of the Education Act 1997.

Pupil entitlement

All pupils in years 8-11 are entitled:

  • to find out about technical education qualifications and apprenticeships opportunities, as part of a careers
    programme which provides information on the full range of education and training options available at each
    transition point;
  • to hear from a range of local providers about the opportunities they offer, including technical education and
    apprenticeships – through options events, assemblies and group discussions and taster events;
  • to understand how to make applications for the full range of academic and technical courses.

Management of provider access requests

Procedure A provider wishing to request access should contact Mr P. Jones (Assistant Headteacher).
Telephone: 01903 601361 EXT:121

Opportunities for access

A number of events, integrated into the school careers programme, will offer providers an opportunity to come into
school to speak to pupils and/or their parents/carers:

Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
Year 8 Event for university technical colleges KS4 options event – Independent careers advice available via appointment
ERA Day – Activities based around the local employment opportunities, interest V’s Demand for jobs.
Delivery of independent careers advice
Careers parent coffee morning
Year 9 Young enterprise challenge – Interactions with local employers. Independent careers advice available via appointment Careers parent coffee morning
Year 10 Life skills – Work experience preparation sessions (academic year 2018-19)
University visits
Independent careers advice available via appointment
Stem activity day
ERA week college visits, Life skills, CV writing, employer workshop and enterprise challenges.
(Work experience in academic year 2018-19)
College visits
Careers parent coffee morning
Year 11 Careers fair event
College visits
Independent careers advice available via appointment Careers parent coffee morning

Please speak to our Careers Leader to identify the most suitable opportunity for you.

Premises and facilities

The school will make the main hall, classrooms or private meeting rooms available for discussions between the provider and students, as appropriate to the activity. The school will also make available AV and other specialist equipment to support provider presentations. This will all be discussed and agreed in advance of the visit with the Careers Leader or a member of their team. Providers are welcome to leave a copy of their prospectus or other relevant course literature at the LRC, which is managed by Vivenne Ridsdale, the school librarian. The LRC is available to all students at lunch and break times.