Gilbert Inglefield Academy

Careers Provider Access Policy

This is a working document and will be updated throughout the year.

Date of implementation: September 2018

Careers lead: Mrs. R. White

Next scheduled review: September 2019

 This policy forms part of Gilbert Inglefield Academy's wider careers programme.

Introduction

This policy sets out the school’s arrangements for managing the access of providers to pupils at Gilbert Inglefield Academy 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 is compliant with the school’s legal obligations under Section 42B of the Education Act 1997. The Governing Bodies of all maintained schools 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 local 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.

 Procedure

Providers are welcome to request access, and in the first instance should contact:-

Mrs R White, School Librarian and Careers Lead

T: 01525 372266 E: rwhite@gilbertinglefield.com

 Opportunities for Access

A number of events are integrated into the school’s career programme which can offer providers opportunities to visit the school to speak to pupils and teachers.

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

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 Please speak with our careers lead to identify the most suitable opportunity for you, or if there are other opportunities you can offer.

Premises and facilities

The school can make the main hall, classrooms or other spaces available for discussions between provider and students, as appropriate to the activity. The school can make AV equipment available to support provider presentations.

 Providers are welcome to leave copies of their prospectus or other relevant literature in the Careers section ‘It’s My Future’ of the school Library, which is managed by the school librarian. The library is available to all pupils at lunch and break times, as well as selected lesson time.