Hillside Road East,
Tel: 01986 897107
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.
All pupils in years 8-11 are entitled:
Management of provider access requests
A provider wishing to request access should contact Sally Erb, Assistant Headteacher, Telephone: 01986 784287; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
|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
|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]
Signed:[name] Chair of Governors [name] Head teacher