Provider Access Statement

Introduction

This statement sets out the school’s arrangements for managing the access of providers to students at the school for the purposes 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.

Student entitlement

Students 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 evenings, 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:

  • Sally Emler, KS3/4 Raising Aspirations Co-ordinator
  • Lynne Luckman – KS5 manager and Raising Aspirations Co-ordinator

Telephone: 01462 622300  

Email: sally.emler@priory.herts.sch.uk; lynne.luckman@priory.herts.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 students and/or their parents:

Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
Year 7 Careers talks Careers talks Careers talks
Year 8 £1 Challenge career lessons – entrepreneurial skills

 

Careers talks

Careers talks Careers talks
Year 9 Apprenticeship evening

 

Careers talks

Post 14 Options Event, including apprenticeships and colleges

 

Careers talks

 

Careers talks
Year 10 Apprenticeship evening

 

Careers talks

Small group sessions: future education, training and employment options

 

Careers talks

Small group sessions: future education, training and employment options

 

Careers fair

 

Careers talks

 

Year 11 Post 16 Options Event, including apprenticeships and colleges

 

Apprenticeship evening

 

Careers talks

Careers talks Careers talks
Year 12 Apprenticeship evening

 

Careers talks

Higher Education Fair

Careers talks

Post 18 Options Event, including apprenticeships, FE and HE

 

Careers talks

Year 13 Individual sessions – HE and higher apprenticeship applications

 

Apprenticeship evening

 

Careers talks

1 to 1 UCAS/Apprenticeship support using Unifrog

 

Careers talks

Careers talks

Please speak to Sally Emler to identify the most suitable opportunity for you.

The school policy on Child Protection [http://www.priory.herts.sch.uk/about/policies/] sets out the school’s approach to allowing providers into school as visitors to talk to our students.

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, which is managed by the school librarian. The Resource Centre is available to all students at lunch and break times.