Mabel Prichard 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 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 Jo Rose CIEAG Lead  Telephone: 01865 775100; Email: jrose@mabel-prichard.oxon.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/carers.  Providers are also welcome to attend parents’ evenings and will be invited to EHCP annual review meetings as appropriate. Please speak to our CIEAG Lead to identify the most suitable opportunity for you.

Premises and facilities

The school will make classrooms or private meeting rooms available for discussions between the provider and students, as appropriate to the activity. The school will also make available audio-visual and other specialist equipment to support provider presentations as required. This will all be discussed and agreed in advance of the visit with the CIEAG Lead.

Providers are welcome to leave a copy of their prospectus or other relevant course literature with the school, where it will be made available to students in the careers section of the library.

Approval and review

Approved [date] by Governors at Curriculum and Standards Committee

Next review: [date]

Signed: [name] Chair of Governors [name] Head teacher