Careers: Provider Access Statement

Provider Access Policy

Introduction

In accordance with the requirements of the Statutory Guidance, ‘Careers guidance and access for education and training providers’ (October 2018) and the obligations placed upon schools by Section 42B of the Education Act 1997, this policy statement sets out Manchester Health Academy’s arrangements for managing the access of education and training providers to pupils at the school.

Pupil Entitlement

All pupils in years 7-11 are entitled to:

· planned careers provision which provides information about the full range of education and training options, including technical and apprenticeship routes, at each transition point

· information from a wide range of education and training providers about the opportunities they offer– through options events, assemblies and aspirations events

· to understand how to make applications for the full range of academic and technical courses.

Management of Provider Access Requests

Access Procedure

A provider wishing to request access should contact Sarah Murdoch, Vice Principal or Jennifer Gibson, Careers Adviser Telephone: 0161 998 3992 Email: [email protected]

Opportunities for Access

· We actively seek to build partnerships with outside agencies, as a means to broaden our pupils’ horizons and to provide them with exposure to a range of education and career pathways.

· We would encourage providers to contact Jennifer Gibson, our Careers Adviser to find a suitable event to access pupils. All events will need a minimum lead time of four weeks.

· We run a wide range of careers and options events throughout the year, and we have the capacity to offer ad-hoc events. We would particularly welcome providers’ attendance at year assemblies, where a whole year group is assembled in a hall environment and you can tailor your presentation to specific age-groups. Presentations must be submitted to the academy 48 hours before the planned event.

Opportunities for Access

At Manchester Health Academy, we are committed to providing our young people every opportunity to access the world of work and, with this in mind, we welcome employers, industry representatives and training providers to make contact with us to support our students in their journey to employability. 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.

Here are a list of possible activities you could get involved with in our school:

· Work place visits

· Year 9/10/11 Careers Fair

· Careers / Aspire to Be talks

· Work experience placements

· Mock Interview programme

· World of Work events

Please speak to Jennifer Gibson, Careers Adviser, to identify the most suitable opportunity for you.

Granting and refusing access

Access to students will be appraised on a case by case basis.

Resources

Once visits have been agreed, the Academy will provide appropriate facilities to facilitate the visit, along with any equipment requested by the provider, where it is available. Sessions can be held in different venues according to the number of students and the requirements of the provider. Visits can be in the Assembly Hall and delivered to over 200 students, or sometimes in the classroom with a smaller group.

We are happy to work with providers to provide any resources we can that make their visit possible and we are happy to accommodate those that need to bring extra equipment into the Academy in order to showcase what they do.

Providers are welcome to leave a copy of their prospectus or other relevant course literature at reception for the attention of Jennifer Gibson, Careers Adviser who will place the literature in the careers room so it is available to students during the course of or directly after the Academy day.

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