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 8-11 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


A provider wishing to request access should contact Mr P Keylock (Careers Leader)

Telephone: 0121 464 8346; Email:

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 (open and staffed by A. Perry (Careers Advisor) on Wednesday lunch times or the School Library. The Library is available to all students at lunch and break times.

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:

Year 8 & 9Assemblies and PSHE careers sessions (opportunities throughout the year) Enrichment week work experience sessions (July)
Year 10Assemblies and PSHE careers sessions (opportunities throughout the year)
CV and application surgeries (May/ June)
Enrichment week work experience sessions (July)
Year 11​Assemblies and PSHE careers sessions (opportunities throughout the year)
Interview preparation and mock interviews (October/ November)
Careers Fayre (November)

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

Approval and review

Approved November 2020 by Governors at Curriculum and Standards Committee

Next review: November 2021

Signed: Mrs E. Reeves (SMT Careers Lead)

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