Careers at Henlow Academy


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


A provider wishing to request access should contact Gareth Baxter, Careers Leader.

Telephone: 01462 813733


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.  Please see the attachments below for details of our Careers Programme. 

Please speak to our careers leader, Gareth Baxter to identify the most suitable opportunity for you.


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

Henlow Church of England Academy measures and assesses the impact of its careers programme through student surveys and student panels, using destination data and by using the COMPASS tool to reflect on progress towards the Gatsby benchmarks. We also work closely with our SEMLEP adviser to gauge the strengths of the careers programme against other schools in the County and beyond.

The school’s arrangements for managing the access of education and training providers to students is monitored by Mrs G Baxter, Careers Leader. We review our Careers policy and Careers arrangements annually.  The next review will be November 2023.