Provider Access Policy
This policy statement sets out Cheslyn Hay Academy’s arrangements for managing the access of providers to students at the academy 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.
Cheslyn Hay Academy uses the Gatsby Benchmarks as a guide to planning our Careers programme. As part of our commitment to informing students of the full range of employment, learning and training pathways on offer to them, we are happy to receive requests from training, apprenticeships and vocational educational providers, as well as from employers, to speak to students. We are particularly interested in hearing from providers in:
Finance and Business is one of the job sectors showing the biggest growth in Staffordshire, as are construction and information technology.
Under the Baker Clause, all pupils in Years 7-13 are entitled:
Management of provider access requests
A provider wishing to request access should contact Mrs J Burton, our Careers Lead
Tel: 01922 416024 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Opportunities for access
A number of events, integrated into the school’s Careers Programme, will offer providers an opportunity to come into school to speak to pupils and/or their parents/carers.
We run a series of PSHE focussed drop down days across the school year for all year groups when there is a collapsed timetable. Numerous career activities are then delivered to whole year groups or tutor groups on these days including careers fayre, choices at 16 activities and mock interviews. Please see our current scheduled activities (link below).
We have an independent Careers Advisor support our students and give advice on a one to one basis or in small groups. To contact Jackie Flint, our careers advisor, please email email@example.com.
Further representatives from local employers would be warmly welcomed in the future once in-face events are allowed on-site again, especially for Years 9, 11 and 13 who undertake options for their next stage of their careers journey.