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Careers and Provider Access Policy

At St. Saviour’s and St. Olave’s, we value our school and each other and work hard to create a cohesive community. As an Anglican school we seek to ensure that every student has the maximum opportunity to fulfil their God-given potential. In accordance with our Christian ethos, we want our students, regardless of the career pathway they choose, to have the means to flourish and become Makers of the Future.

1. Aims

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

2. 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 8 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.

3. Student entitlement

All students in years 8 to 13 at St Saviour’s & St Olave’s 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

4. Management of provider access requests

4.1 Procedure

A provider wishing to request access should contact Mr Stephen Young, Careers Leader

Telephone: 0207 407 1843

Email: syoung@ssso.southwark.sch.uk

4.2 Opportunities for access

In addition to our whole-school PSHCE provision, our careers programme includes a number of events which offer providers an opportunity to come into school to speak to students and/or their parents and carers:

Year

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Year 7

Into University Programme –Intro Day

National School Careers Award Scheme

Into University Programme – Approaches to Homework

Into University Programme

Activities Week

Year 8

Into University Programme - Learning Techniques

Into University Cambridge University trip

National School Careers Award Scheme

Into University Programme- Career Carousel

Ryman’s Enterprise Challenge

Enterprise Adviser Network – London Mayor Programme

Wow Week – Enterprise Programme

Year 9

Into University Programme- Pathways to Success

National School Careers Award Scheme

Option Evening.

Into University Programme- A day of University Life

Guest Speaker – Career linked

Business Visit Placement

Outbound Trip – Life skills Challenge

Year

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Year 10

Into University Programme - Enterprise

Young Enterprise Challenge

Assemblies about Work Related Opportunities

Lawyers in School programme.

Southwark Careers Fair

Into University Programme - Education Choices

NHS Work Experience Programme

Construction Youth – Work Experience Programme

Activities Week

Year 11

Into University Programme - Communication in the Workplace

Careers Interview with Inspiring Futures

Academic Mentoring Programme

Into University Programme- University Life

Induction day – Liverpool Hope

Apprenticeship Fair

Year 12

 

 

 

 

Year 13

Guest Speakers in 6th briefing about Apprenticeships and Work Related Opportunities

Into University Programme – Independent Learning, Careers Interview for Non University students

Into University programme. – Support with Personal Statement

Guest speakers in 6th form briefing on Apprenticeship and Work Related Opportunities

PwC Mentoring Programme

Into University Programme – Writing Personal Statements.

Enterprise Adviser Network- London Mayor Programme.

Into University Programme- Skills for the future.

Access Aspiration Programme.

Work Experience Opportunities – Speechlys, MUFG, PWC

Universities Fair

Hall McKnight Architects

Work Experience placements

 

A provider wishing to visit the school for a careers-related activity should speak to Mr. Young to identify the most suitable opportunity.

4.3 Granting and refusing access

A number of events are integrated into the school careers programme which would potentially offer providers an opportunity to come into school to speak to students and/or their parents. The school calendar varies from year to year so providers need to contact the member of staff named above to identify the most suitable opportunity. The events are usually arranged well in advance so it is essential that providers contact us early in the academic year to be involved in our planning. Access to students and/or parents will be granted on the understanding that information and guidance offered by providers is related to technical courses and apprenticeship opportunities only.

4.4 Safeguarding

Our safeguarding/child protection policy outlines the school’s procedure for checking the identity and suitability of visitors. Providers will be expected to meet the school’s safeguarding requirements which can be found in the Safeguarding Policy Statement accessible on the school website.

4.5 Premises and facilities

St Saviour’s & St Olave’s will make the sports hall, activities studio and classrooms or private meeting rooms available for discussions between the provider and students, as appropriate to the activity. We will also make available projectors and other specialist equipment to support provider presentations. This will all be discussed and agreed in advance of the visit with school staff as appropriate.

Providers are welcome to leave a copy of their prospectus or other relevant course literature at the Reception.

5. Links to other policies

Providers should review the following school policies before their visit, available on our website:

  • Safeguarding policy
  • Careers guidance policy

6. Monitoring arrangements

The school’s arrangements for managing the access of education and training providers to students is monitored by Hannah Kennedy

This policy will be reviewed by Hannah Kennedy, Head of Sixth Form annually. At every review, the policy will be approved by the governing body.