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Priory Policy Statement on Provider Access

The Priory Lincoln Academy: Provider Access Policy

Introduction

This policy statement sets out the school academy’s arrangements for managing the access of providers to pupils at the school academy for the purpose of giving them information about the provider’s education or training offer. This complies with the school academy’s legal obligations under Section 42B of the Education Act 1997.

Our academy is part of The Priory Federation of Academies Trust.

  • The Trust’s mission is to improve the life chances of its pupils to enable them to become true citizens of the world.
  • The Trust values the achievement of excellence through the development of: knowledge, curiosity, generosity, courage and passion.

The academy works with partner providers who share its mission and values and who can demonstrate that they have the appropriate capacity and support systems in place for our pupils.

Our academy has its own careers programme, using impartial advice that supports students in developing a wider appreciation of the opportunities for progression. 

Pupil Entitlement

All pupils in Years 8-13 are entitled:

  • to find out about technical education qualifications and apprenticeship opportunities and technical education qualifications, 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 a local providers about the opportunities they offer, including technical education and apprenticeships and technical education qualifications and – 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

Procedure

A provider wishing to request access should contact Tracey Taylor, Careers Leader

Telephone: 01522 882800

Email: ttaylor@prioryacademies.co.uk

Opportunities for access

A number of events, integrated into the schoolacademy careers programme, will offer providers an opportunity to come into the academyschool to speak to pupils and/or their parent/carers.

Year group

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Year 8

Global Citizenship Day/Lessons

 

Global Citizenship Day/Lessons

 

Global Citizenship Lessons

World of Work Day

Year 9

Global Citizenship Day/Lessons

 

Guided Options Process

Global Citizenship Day/Lessons

 

Global Citizenship Lessons

World of Work Day

Year 10

Global Citizenship Day/Lessons

 

Global Citizenship Day/Lessons

Global Citizenship Lessons

World of Work Day

Year 11

Global Citizenship Day/Lessons

Sixth Form Open Evening

Student Mentoring Programme

Global Citizenship Day/Lessons

Meetings with Careers Advisor

Post-16 interviews with Sixth Form Team

Confirmation of Post-16 education destinations for all students

Year 12

Global Citizenship Day/Lessons

 

Meetings with Careers Advisor

 

Global Citizenship Day/Lessons

 

Meetings with Careers Advisor

Global Citizenship Lessons

 

World of Work Day

 

Meetings with Careers Advisor

Year 13

UCAS & Post-18 Pathways Evening

 

Global Citizenship Day/Lessons

 

Meetings with Careers Advisor

Global Citizenship Day/Lessons

 

Meetings with Careers Advisor

Confirmation of Post-18 education destinations for all students

Please speak to our Careers Leader to identify the most suitable opportunity for you.

Premises and facilities

The academy will make the main hall, classrooms or private meeting rooms available for discussions between the provider and students, as appropriate to the activity. The academy will make available ICT 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 at the Careers Resource Centre. The Resource Centre is available to students at lunch and break times.

Approval and review

Approved 12/10/2021 by Trustees at Education and Standards Committee Next review: [01/09/2022]

Signed: Frank Knowles Chair of Trust E & S Committee      Richard Trow Head teacher

World of Work Day; Global Citizenship Lessons; Parents Evenings and Open Evenings; Enrichment Activities and Assemblies