Provider Access Policy

Name of Policy:Provider Access Policy
Date first adopted:10 th January 2018
How often to be reviewed:Every Two Academic Years
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Reviewed ByStudent Development Committee

The Purbeck 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 Rayner, Assistant Headteacher

Telephone: 01929 550077; Email: drayner@purbeck.dorset.sch.uk

Opportunities for access

We employ an Ansbury Independent Careers Advisor for personal careers appoinments. There are a number of events, integrated into the school careers programme, which include opportunities for providers to come into school to speak to pupils and/or their parents. The following are events with external providers; we aim to run as many of these as possible:

  Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
Year 8 CIAG Week – subject specific input regarding careers

Careers Fair with employers

PSHE lessons on careers and life skills

Pathways information evening

PSHE lessons on careers and life skills

PSHE lessons on careers and life skills
Year 9 CIAG Week – subject specific input regarding careers

Careers Fair with employers

PSHE lessons on careers and life skills

National Trust week

Pathways information evening

KS4 GCSE options evening

PSHE lessons on careers and life skills

PSHE lessons on careers and life skills
Year 10 CIAG Week – subject specific input regarding careers

Careers Fair with employers

PSHE lessons on careers and life skills

Employer mentoring

Pathways information evening Work experience week

Weymouth College Careers Fair

Year 11 CIAG Week – subject specific input regarding careers

Careers Fair with employers

PSHE lessons on careers and life skills

Pathways information evening

Sixth Form information Evening

College Shadowing days

University Summer Schools
Year 12 Higher Education Fair

Sutton Trust applications

Exeter University

Pathways applications

Assemblies from various universities

Careers Fair with employers

Careers Fair – Bryanston School

UCAS information assemblies

JP Morgan Open Door Event

‘Digital Wave’ Day – Bournemouth University

Work experience week

Allen and Overy workshops

Summer School applications

Assemblies from Various unversities

Student Finance assembly

CIAG Progression Day

CV/Interview Techniques

Mock interviews

Assemblies from various universities –

Year 13 Assemblies from various universities

Assemblies by ex students and workshops – subject specific

UCAS information assemblies

Post 18 assembly  -Apprenticeships Workshops

– HE and higher apprenticeship applications

 

 

 

Student Finance assembly

Assemblies from various universities

 

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

The school policy on safeguarding (see school website) 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 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 CIAG Coordinator. The Resource Centre is available to all students at lunch and break times.