CIAG Policy

Policy Statement on Provider Access 

The Attic PRU: 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 years 8-11 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  


A provider wishing to request access should contact Sally Erb, Assistant Headteacher, Telephone: 01986 784287; Email: 

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:  

This is integrated into a wider careers plan or strategy for the school: 

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. 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 on all sites, which is managed by the site lead.   

Gatesby Benchmarkings  Curriculum Links  examples    Work experience / Real World Learning Projects  Year 9  Year 10  Year 11  TERM 
1. Stable Careers Programme  Home Cooking   Hillside Rapeseed Oil                                     Marybelle Dairy                        Boarding House (restaurant)                Bramfield Clarks Butchers                            Enterprise – making and selling cakes                                                                 Real World Learning Projects are sought throughout the year for varied periods of time.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Most students, starting in Year 10, discuss with their Key worker successfully complete a Real World Learning Project.                                     Real World Learning Projects (RWLP) are The Attic PRU’s take on work experience and provide both student and their host workplace with something that is more meaningful and authentic than traditional work experience.  Students are tasked with solving an authentic problem for a real organisation. The projects can take any form, as long as there is an authentic outcome that students are required to produce. This could be a piece of research, a social media campaign, the redesign of a process, promotional videos, the creation of a piece of art or the planning and delivery of a community event etc. It should be something that would be of genuine value to the organisation.  Trips and visits to local businesses               Real World Related Learning                     Enterprise Activities / Social Enterprise   Visiting local colleges / Sixth form         Careers Fair                Autumn Term 
2. Career and labour Market  Landbased  Enterprise – making and selling products e.g. willow obleisques             Working with willow workers  Spring Term 
3. Addressing needs of pupil  Tutor Period    Tutor group Challenge – A range of competitive team building skills cross form competitions. Portfolio of Achievement  Key worker meetings 

Careers Adviser sessions 

4. Curriculum Linked to Careers  Key Worker Session   Weekly meetings throughout the year with each student. These promote discussions regarding their personal attributes: Personal Effectiveness Satisfaction with Provision Career Readiness  Employability Skills                    Social Capital.                                             Discussions regarding Real World Learning Projects and bespoke packages for young people   Apprenticeships                                             College Transitions  / Taster days                                                 Trips and visits to local businesses               Real World Related Learning   Spring Term  
5. Employer Encounters  PSHE   I could… Buzz Quiz.                             I could… web site                      Personal enquiry                         projects reviewing different careers / career paths.                                    Visit to colleges and Further Ed Institutions  Visits from and to local employers / inspirational speakers   Summer Term 
6. Experience of the Workplace  Real world Learning Projects  Identified through Key worker sessions      Initial meeting with employer 

Transition sessions 


Throughout the year 
7. Further and Higher Opportunities    Identified through Key worker and Careers Adviser sessions  Key worker sessions 

Visits to colleges and post 16 providers 

Transition sessions 

Throughout the year 
8. Personal Guidance  Careers Adviser  Creating Personal Action Plans 

Visits to Post 16 providers 

      Throughout the year 

 Approval and review

Approved [date] by Governors at Curriculum and Standards Committee Next review:  [date]


[name] Chair of Governors

[name] Head teacher