Provider Access Policy Statement

Aims:

This policy statement aims to set out our school’s arrangements for managing the access of education and training providers to pupils for the purpose of giving them information about their offer.

It sets out:

  • Procedures in relation to requests for access
  • The grounds for granting and refusing requests for access
  • Details of premises or facilities to be provided to a person who is given access

Statutory Requirements:

Schools are required to ensure that there is an opportunity for a range of education and training providers to access students in years 8 to 13 for the purposes of informing them about approved technical education, qualifications or apprenticeships.

Schools must also have a policy statement that outlines the circumstances in which education and training providers will be given access to these students.

This is outlined in section 42B of the Education Act 1997.

This policy shows how our school complies with these requirements.

Pupil Entitlement:

All pupils in year 8 at Edward Peake are entitled to:

  • Find out about technical education qualifications and apprenticeship opportunities, as part of our careers programme which provides information on the full range of education and training options available at each transition point
  • Hear from a range of local providers about the opportunities they offer, including technical education and apprenticeships.

Management of Provider Access Requests:

Procedure:

Providers may call, email or write to Mrs Jeffs outlining their offer to our Year 8 pupils.

A provider wishing to request access should contact Trude Jeffs, Assistant Headteacher, Careers Lead

Telephone: 01767 314562

Email: info@edwardpeake.beds.sch.uk (FAO: Trude Jeffs)

Opportunities for Access:

We are developing opportunities throughout our years 5-8 at school offer providers an opportunity to come into school to speak to pupils and/or their parents/carers:

Granting and Refusing Access:

Providers will be granted access on the following basis;

  • Communication between providers and Mrs Jeffs
  • Photographic identification is presented and worn
  • Clear benefits to our community are determined

Providers will not be granted access on the following basis;

  • No trail of communication is evident between provider and Mrs Jeffs
  • Sufficient identification cannot be presented
  • Benefits to pupils do not out way the learning in the classroom

Safeguarding:

Our safeguarding/child protection policy outlines the school’s procedure for checking the identity and suitability of visitors.

Education and training providers will be expected to adhere to this policy.

Premises and Facilities:

For the Careers workshop / fair the following will be available to providers;

  • A large open space to present their information
  • Single classes to have time to browse and circulate providers in an environment that encourages engagement