Provider Access Policy

Wright Robinson: Provider Access Policy

Introduction

This policy statement sets out the school’s arrangements for managing the access of providers to pupils at the school for the purpose 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.

Pupil entitlement

All pupils in Year 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 events, 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 Christine Pugh, Head of Careers,

Telephone: 0161 370 5121

Email: c.pugh@wrightrobinson.co.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 pupils and/or their parents/carers. Please refer to the table below.

Please speak to our Careers Leader to identify the most suitable opportunity for you.

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. The Careers Leader or a member of their team will discuss and agree all of the above in advance of the visit.

Providers are welcome to leave a copy of their prospectus or other relevant course literature at School Reception. The library has a Careers section, which is available to all students at lunch and break times.

Approval and review

Approved Sept 2019 by Headteacher and Careers Lead

Next review: Sept 2021

Opportunities For Access
Autumn TermSpring TermSummer Term
Year 8National Careers Week whole school activities, assemblies, form time and lunchtime presentations from employers – whole school
Year 9Careers in Languages Event. Talks from employers who use a second language in their job.Enterprise Day for whole year group. Opportunity to demonstrate employability skills and their importance in the workplace. Employers judge best team efforts.Careers in NHS - Medical Mavericks
Year 10Mentor Scheme, Brother UK mentor five Year 10 students meeting monthly with volunteer employer to support, inspire, and give insight into workplace.Mock interview for whole year group. University Campus visit. GM HigherWork experience for whole year group for one week.
Year 11Post-16 provider presentations in College. Opportunities to visit local Further Education college. Post-16 application support. Pathways Event with speakers on Post-16 options, followed by stands for further and higher education, apprenticeship providers and employers.  Apprenticeship presentation by ASK service. Pre-apprenticeship programme with One Manchester.