Careers Programme

Aims

This policy statement aims to set out our school’s arrangements for managing the access of education and training providers to students 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 7 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.

Student entitlement

All students in years 8 at Henlow Academy 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
  • 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 Karen Bowskill, Careers Leader.

Telephone: 01462 813733

Email: kbowskill@henlowacademy.org.uk

Opportunities for access

A number of events, integrated into our careers programme, will offer providers an opportunity to come into school to speak to students and/or their parents/carers:

 

  Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
Year 8              Integrated Careers opportunities during curriculum subjects

Careers focused computing lesson

Careers Super Learning day

Careers Fayre

Take your child to work day.

Assembly and tutor group opportunities

Year 7 Integrated Careers opportunities during curriculum subjects

Careers Super Learning day

Careers Fayre

Assembly and tutor group opportunities

 

Please speak to our careers leader, Karen Bowskill to identify the most suitable opportunity for you.

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.

4 Premises and facilities

The school will make suitable arrangements depending on the activity involved.

Providers are welcome to leave a copy of their prospectus or other relevant course literature at the library which is available to students at break and lunchtimes.

school’s arrangements for managing the access of education and training providers to students is monitored

Monitoring arrangements

The school’s arrangements for managing the access of education and training providers to students is monitored by Mrs K Bowskill, Careers Leader

This policy will be reviewed by Mr S Carrington, Deputy head annually. At every review, the policy will be approved by Perry Huntley, Head of the Governing Body.