Provider Access Statement
This statement aims to set out our school’s arrangements for managing the access of education and training providers to students for the purpose of giving them information about their offer.
It sets out:
- Procedures in relation to requests for access
- The grounds for granting and refusing requests for access
- Details of premises or facilities to be provided to a person who is given access
Schools are required to ensure that there is an opportunity for a range of education and training providers to access students in years 8 to 13 for the purposes of informing them about approved technical education, qualifications or apprenticeships.
Schools must also have a policy statement that outlines the circumstances in which education and training providers will be given access to these students.
This is outlined in section 42B of the Education Act 1997.
All students in Key Stage 3 are entitled to:
- Find out about technical education qualifications and apprenticeship opportunities, as part of our careers programme which provides information on the full range of education and training options available at each transition point
- Hear from a range of local providers about the opportunities they offer, including technical education and apprenticeships
- Understand how to make applications for the full range of academic and technical courses
This is currently Managed through our Ethics and Values Team with the named link being Mr Ward.
A provider wishing to request access should contact Mr Ward via the "Contact Us" section of our website or call the school reception 01462 628 800
Our school will make the main hall, classrooms or private meeting rooms available for discussions between the provider and students, as appropriate to the activity.
Opportunities for Access
The school will also make available 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 staff with jurisdiction. Providers are welcome to leave a copy of their prospectus or other relevant course literature at the Library, which is managed by the school librarian. The Library is available to all students at lunch and break times, and for every class once a week in lessons. The delivery of the careers programme will be mainly in Ethics and Values lessons and across our E4L curriculum.
As a middle school, there will be liaison with upper schools as to areas that will be covered when pupils transition into Y9. As a school, we introduce careers- related activities across the whole school, and pupils from year 5 upwards will have meaningful encounters with a range of employers through assemblies and cross-curricular or extra-curricular events
Please feel free to review our E4L dedicated page for more specific details on Careers based opportunities.
Our new website will be launching in 2019 with an interactive demonstration on our Gatsby Benchmarking toolkit.