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Provider Access Policy

Introduction

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

Student entitlement

Students 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 evenings, 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 the school’s IAG Co-ordinator / WorkRelated Learning Co-ordinators: 

  • Ian Scholefield on 01529 302181 (Carre’s Grammar School) or
  • Pauline Hunter on 01529 414044 (Kesteven and Sleaford High School)

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:

  Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
Year 8 Insight Event for University & Technical Colleges Life skills – assembly and tutor group opportunities Life skills – assembly and tutor group opportunities Real Game at KSHS
Year 9  ‘Speed Networking’ event with providers and employers Kudos Training KS4 options event Group workshops focusing on specific needs
Year 10 Life Skills  CV Preparation Activity Insight event for University & Technical Colleges World of Work Life  Skills Sessions looking at Interview Techniques Life skills – assembly and tutor group opportunities
Year 11 Life Skills – assembly on opportunities at 16 Post 16 Options Evening Insight Event for University & Technical Colleges Launch of Unifrog Formal Interviews Post Mock Exams Unifrog exploration Post 16 Transition Sessions Unifrog exploration
Year 12 Higher Education Fair Post 18 assembly – apprenticeships Careers Opportunity Showcase Event Unifrog exploration Small group sessions: future education, training and employment options Unifrog exploration Small group sessions: future education, training and employment options Work Experience for ALL Year 12 students Careers opportunity Showcase Event Unifrog exploration
Year 13 Workshops – HE and higher apprenticeship applications Insight Event for University & Technical Colleges Careers Opportunity Showcase Event Unifrog exploration Unifrog exploration Unifrog exploration

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

The school policy on safeguarding sets out the school’s approach to allowing providers into school as visitors to talk to our students.

Premises and facilities

The schools will make the main hall, classrooms or private meeting rooms available for discussions between the provider and students, as appropriate to the activity. The schools 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.