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Employer Link and Provider Access

The Priory Academy LSST - Provider Access Policy

Introduction

This policy statement sets out the academy’s arrangements for managing the access of providers to pupils at the academy for the purpose of giving them information about the provider’s education or training offer. This complies with the 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 to 13 are entitled:

  • to find out about 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 of local providers about the opportunities they offer, including apprenticeships and technical education – 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 Amanda Billett, Careers and Pathways Lead, abillett@prioryacademies.co.uk, 01522 889977.

Opportunities for access

A number of events, integrated into the academy careers programme, will offer providers an  opportunity to come into the academy to speak to pupils or their parents or carers:

 

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 8

Opportunity to meet with a Careers Adviser

 

‘Give an Hour’ sessions (students meet an employer for an hour in seminar style sessions)

 

Assemblies

 

Presentation on labour market information

 

Series of presentations on post 16 options for students and parents, to include: A levels, Applied General Qualifications (e.g., BTECs),

technical/vocational qualifications, apprenticeships, traineeships and supported internships. These include UTC and Priory Apprenticeships.

 

Visit to an employer with a careers focus

 

Opportunity to meet a with a Careers Adviser.

 

GCSE Options Evening

 

‘Give an Hour’ sessions

 

Assemblies

GCSE options taster sessions.

 

Opportunity to meet with a Careers Adviser

 

 

‘Give an Hour’ sessions

 

Assemblies

 

 

 

 

Year 9

Presentation on labour market information.

 

Presentation on different types of jobs available.

 

Opportunity to meet with a Careers Adviser

 

‘Give an Hour’ sessions

 

Assemblies

 

Event for providers of technical education/ apprenticeships to include Further Education colleges, UTCs or Studio schools and training providers

 

Oxbridge Conference

 

Careers Event at The University of Lincoln

 

Opportunity to meet a with a Careers Adviser.

 

‘Give an Hour’ sessions

 

Assemblies

Careers Fair

 

Opportunity to meet a with a Careers Adviser.

 

‘Give an Hour’ sessions

 

Assemblies

 

 

 

Year 10

Opportunity to meet with a Careers Adviser.

 

‘Give an Hour’ sessions

 

Assemblies

Presentation on labour market information.

 

Workshop on apprenticeships from Priory Apprenticeships

 

CV workshop

 

Oxbridge Conference

 

Opportunity to meet with a Careers Adviser.

 

‘Give an Hour’ sessions

 

Assemblies

 

Careers Fair

 

Opportunity to meet with a Careers Adviser.

 

‘Give an Hour’ sessions

 

Assemblies

 

 

 

Year 11

Post 16 provider open evenings: opportunities to visit local Further Education and sixth form colleges, other school UTCs, Studio schools and other training providers regarding A level, Applied General, technical and vocational and apprenticeships.

 

Presentation on labour market information.

 

A range of Form Time presentations on Post 16 options.

 

6th Form Open Evening.

 

‘Give an Hour’ sessions

 

Assemblies

Careers interview with a Careers Adviser.

 

Oxbridge Conference

 

‘Give an Hour’ sessions

 

Assemblies

 

 

Careers Fair

 

‘Give an Hour’ sessions

 

Assemblies

 

 

 

Year 12

Meeting with a Careers Advisor.

 

UCAS presentation evening.

 

‘Give an Hour’ sessions

 

Assemblies

Meeting with a Careers Advisor.

 

Oxbridge conference.

 

University visits.

 

‘Give an Hour’ sessions

 

Assemblies

Presentation on labour market information.

 

Careers Fair

 

Presentations on apprenticeships (including Priory Apprenticeships), employment, university, gap years and volunteering.

 

‘Give an Hour’ sessions

 

Assemblies

 

 

 

Year 13

Opportunity to meet with a Careers Adviser.

 

‘Give an Hour’ sessions

 

Assemblies

Meeting with a Careers Advisor.

 

Oxbridge conference.

 

University visits.

 

‘Give an Hour’ sessions

 

Assemblies

Careers Fair

 

Opportunity to meet with a Careers Adviser.

 

‘Give an Hour’ sessions

 

Assemblies

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 provider and students, as appropriate for the activity. The academy 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 with the Careers Team. These will then be accessible in the Library which is managed by the Academy Librarian. The  Library is available to all students at lunch and break times.