St. Michael’s CE High School: Provider Access Policy

Introduction

This policy statement sets out the school’s arrangements for managing the access of providers to pupils at the school for the purposes 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.

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 Mrs D Brotherton, Curriculum Leader for PSHE and Careers.

Telephone: 01257 264740; Email: dbrotherton@saint-michaels.lancs.sch.uk

 

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

 

Options unit – access to KUDOS/Launchpad CEIAG website. Options talks for parents and pupils.

Access to local colleges and training providers for parents and pupils at Options Evening.

 

Year 9

 

Access to local colleges and training providers for parents and pupils at Consultation Evening.

Options assemblies.

Careers unit – access to KUDOS CEIAG website and Living Education lessons. Life skills – writing Personal Statements

Year 10

Access to local colleges and training providers for parents and pupils at Consultation Evening.

Lunchtime drop-in sessions with local colleges and training providers.

Careers lessons delivered by local colleges and providers.

Booths project – opportunity to apply for 2 weeks’ work experience at local store. Booths managers deliver assembly and conduct interviews in school.

Opportunity to apply for 2 week work experience placements at BAe.

Careers lessons delivered by local colleges and providers.

Careers unit – access to KUDOS CEIAG website and Living Education lessons

Skills for work events – two days with pupils working with coordinators from a wide range of local businesses, colleges and training providers. Activities delivered by a range of providers.

Careers lessons delivered by local colleges and providers.

Year 11

Access to local colleges and training providers at Consultation Evening.

Assemblies hosted by local colleges and training providers.

Lunchtime drop-in sessions with local colleges and training providers.

Interviews with Independent Careers Adviser for every pupil (prioritised).

Life skills – writing Personal Statements and CVs. Careers unit – access to KUDOS CEIAG website.

Interviews with Independent Careers Adviser for every pupil (continuing).

Apprenticeship/traineeship advice sessions delivered by Mrs Easterbrook.

NCS The Challenge assembly.

Local College interviews in school.

NCS the Challenge lunchtime drop-in advice sessions.

 

Pupils can speak to Mrs C Easterbrook, Independent Careers Adviser to identify the most suitable opportunity for them by referral through their tutor. Pupils with SEND, disadvantaged pupils and those identified as being at potential risk of becoming NEET are prioritised for one-to-one interviews with our adviser. Mrs Easterbrook is a long-standing asset to the school and is fully CRB checked as per the school’s safeguarding policy.

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 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 Curriculum Leader.

Providers bring copies of prospectuses and relevant information for pupils at consultation events, drop-in sessions and assemblies. Extra copies are held in the Careers office and all relevant information regarding applications and opportunities are shared via the school Moodle and signposted by tutors. Pupils can access KUDOS Careers portal at any time, and can request any further information required through either Mrs Brotherton or Mrs Easterbrook or via tutors.

January 2018

Review date: January 2021

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