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 8-13 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

Name: Mrs B Forster


Telephone: 01827 285596

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:

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

Year Grp Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
Assembly Life Skills Assembly Event for UTC
Dream Job (English – 120)

Uni Trips (Maths) Options Careers and Pathways Assembly
Options Start Module STEM – guest speakers CV Writing and Mock Interviews
Year 9 Parents Evening

Work Experience Launch Assembly Work Experience/Keeping Safe – PSHE Tutor Programme Careers Education Information and Guidance group meetings – guest speakers
Work Experience Employer sign up Apprenticeship/Training Providers, Employers, Universities STEM - guest speakers
Understanding work and my opportunities PSHE Tutor Time Programme Careers and Pathways Assembly Post 16 Fair (College and 6th Forms)
CV Writing and Mock Interviews
National Apprenticeship Week Apprenticeship Assemblies – guest speakers

Careers/Higher Education presentations - guest speakers Post Exam Support –


Pathways and Destinations Advice

Year 11 Parents Evening Careers Education Information and Guidance interviews
Careers and Pathways assembly National Apprenticeship week Apprenticeship Assemblies – guest speakers
Post 16 Applications

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 Careers Resource Centre, which is managed by the school librarian. The Resource Centre is available to all students at lunch and break times.

Approval and review

Approved May 2017 by Governors at Curriculum and Standards Committee

Next review: May 2019

Signed: Martin Ayres Chair of Governors [Simon Turney] Head teacher

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