Verulam School: Provider Access Policy
This policy statement sets out the school’s arrangements for managing the access of providers to students 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.
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 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:
Head of Careers
Opportunities for access:
A number of events, integrated into the school careers programme, offers providers an opportunity to come into school to speak to students and/or their parents/carers.
|Autumn Term||Spring Term||Summer Term|
|Year 8||Life Skills; Self-reflection and World of Work sessions||Work Shadowing Day|
|Year 9||Life Skills; Self-reflection and World of Work sessions||Business Enterprise Conference
KS4 options event
|Year 10||Life skills – Assembly and tutor group opportunities||Life Skills – work experience preparation sessions||Post 16 Interview|
|Year 11||Post 16 Interview|
Work Experience Week
Post 16 Options Interview with SLT
Opportunities to visit local Further Education and sixth form colleges, other school UTCs
|Life Skills: self-reflection, personal skills, applications and CV sessions
KS5 options event
|Confirmation of post 16 education destinations for all pupils|
|Year 12||Life skills – Post-18 assembly, higher and degree apprenticeships||Life Skills: self-reflection, careers, applications and personal statement sessions||Work Shadowing Week|
Post 18 Interview
|Year 13||FE, HE and Apprenticeship applications||Higher Apprenticeship Programme||Confirmation of post 18 education destinations for all pupils|
Please speak to our Careers Leader to identify the most suitable opportunity for you. The school policy on safeguarding 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.