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Gilbert Inglefield

Careers Provider Access Policy

 This is a working document and will be regularly updated.

Date of Review: September 2021

Next scheduled review: September 2023

Introduction

This policy sets out the school’s arrangements for managing the access of providers to pupils at the school for the purpose of giving our pupils information about employer’s education or training offers. Providers are external companies, employers, colleges and other further education providers.

This policy complies with the school’s legal obligations under Section 42B of the Education Act 1997. The Governing Bodies of academies have a duty to ensure all registered pupils are provided with independent careers guidance from Year 8 to Year 13.

Entitlement

All pupils in Year 8 (and up to Year 13 in Upper School) are entitled:-

  • to find out about technical education qualifications and apprenticeship 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 providers about the opportunities they offer, including technical education and apprenticeships – through option events, assemblies; group discussions and taster events.
  • to understand how to make applications for the full range of academic and technical courses.

Opportunities for Access

We aim to inspire our KS3 pupils in their future career path and offer them a taste of the world of work. This is integrated into the school’s career programme accessed through PHSE lesson time and school trips.

We can offer providers opportunities to visit the school to speak to pupils and teachers, and provide facilities and technology to run live or recorded classroom discussion groups via Microsoft Teams. We have various careers related resources in our school library including a selection of materials from  How2Become.

Providers are also welcome to leave copies of their prospectus or other relevant literature for the Careers section within the school Library, which is managed by the school's Reading Specialist..

Procedure

A provider wishing to request access, in the first instance please speak with our careers lead to identify the most suitable opportunity for you and the school.

Contact: Mrs. M. Timberlake
T: 01525 372266 E: mtimberlake@gilbertinglefield.com