Provider Access Policy

Mayfield Grammar School

Careers Education - Provider Access Policy

Rationale

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

• Section 72 of the Education and Skills Act 2008

Student Entitlement

All 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

At Mayfield Grammar School we encourage all students, including students in Year 7, to participate in our Careers Education programme so we would also include those students in any activities which a provider would like to offer therefore providing access to all students in all year groups.

Management of provider access requests

A provider wishing to request access should contact:

Ms Angharad Johnson
Careers Leader
johnsona@mgsg.kent.sch.uk

01474 352896 Ext:223

Opportunities for access

A range of events integrated into the school careers programme throughout the school year offer providers an opportunity to come into school to speak to students and/or their parents/carers. Please contact Miss Johnson for more information.

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 and other members of staff who will be involved with the presentation.

Monitoring, Evaluation and Review

The Careers Leader (with strategic responsibility for Careers) will monitor, evaluate and review this policy through analysis of practice and dialogue with stakeholders and will present any amendments to SLT for approval on an annual basis in conjunction with the MGSG Careers Education Policy annual review.