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;
- To receive within the school day a minimum of at least two meaningful encounters with providers in each of the Key Stages (i.e. a minimum of six encounters across Key Stages Three, Four and Five.
Management of provider access requests procedure
A provider wishing to request access should contact Head of Careers, Richard Hall via:
Telephone: 01727 766100
Opportunities for access:
A number of events, integrated into the school careers programme, offer providers an opportunity to come into school to speak to students and/or their parents/carers.
|Autumn Term||Spring Term||Summer Term|
|Key Stage Three||Year 8 Oaklands Event (an introduction to Further Education)||Year 9 Business Enterprise Conference with Further Education Providers||Year 8 Work Shadowing (a hands on day discovering the world of work and Further Education pathways|
|Key Stage Four||Year 10 Oaklands Event (Further Education pathways & Logistics)
Year 11 Work Experience Week (to discover the world of work and non university career pathways)
|Year 11 Apprenticeships & Further Education Evening||Year 10 Apprenticeships & Further Education Fayre.
Year 11 Opportunities to visit local Further Education Colleges
|Key Stage Five||Year 12 AECOM Engineering|
(a workshop to discover, identify and prepare an apprenticeship application)
|Year 12 Apprenticeships & Further Education Evening||Year 12 Work Shadowing Week
Year 12 Careers Interview
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.