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Careers

Manchester Mesivta

 

PROVIDER ACCESS POLICY AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION AND APPRENTICESHIPS
(raising awareness in the school)

 

Context

This policy statement sets out the school’s arrangements for managing the access of providers to students at the school as well as how the schools will raise student awareness of the technical education opportunities at different transition point key stage phases. The statement outlines procedures for giving students access to information about the provider’s educational or training offer with an emphasis on opportunities for technical, apprenticeship-based and vocational education. This complies with the school’s legal obligation under section 42B of the Education Act 1997 and the Statutory Guidance in January 2018.

 

DEFINITION (42B of the Education Act 1997)

The proprietor of a school in England within subsection (2) must ensure that there is an opportunity for a range of education and training providers to access registered pupils during the relevant phase of their education for the purpose of informing them about approved technical education qualifications or apprenticeships.

 

PRINCIPLES

Student entitlement

Students in years 8-13 are entitled: 

· To find out about the raft of technical education qualifications and apprenticeship pathway opportunities as a part of a careers programme which provided unbiased information on the full range of education and training options available at each transition point.

· To be informed about the opportunities local employers, higher education and further education centres provide for technical education and apprenticeships – through option events, assemblies and group discussions.

· To understand how to access and make applications to the full range of academic and technical courses while made aware of a parity of esteem across all learning pathways.

 

Management of provider access requests

Procedure

A provider wishing to request access or invited to attend the school should contact:

Name: Mr Myers

Title: Careers Leader

Telephone: 0161 773 1789

E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Opportunities for access

A number of activities and events incorporated into the school career’s programme will offer providers an opportunity to come into school to speak to students or their parents:

CAREER PROGRAMME

YEAR GROUP

ACTIVITIES

 

Spring

Summer

Year 8

STEM careers presentation based on STEM vocational and technical skills required to progress in STEM subjects/careers

GCSE orientation meeting – talk about options for GCSEs, students will also have access to information about technical education via Shared and Apprenticeship Schemes http://www.app renticeshipguide.co.uk

Year 9

Enrichment session with introductory talk by Mr Woolfson of Jewel Foundation (local recognised employment agency) about options of careers.

Dedicated lesson to investigate apprenticeship opportunities and courses that have relevance to their timetabled course.

Year 10

1:1 meetings with  careers officer for impartial career advice (Positive Steps)

Sixth From Orientation meeting – explaining options for A-Levels and other educational routes

Year 11

Workshop – HE and higher apprenticeship applications.

 

Workshop – interview skills for university and job applications by Mr Blatcher.

**Careers fair with a range of professionals from the community and with opportunity to meet professionals about apprenticeships (Positive Steps)

*UCAS group session from Jewel Foundation including technical education courses and apprenticeships

Year 12

Life Skills – Work experience preparation sessions

Work placement at local employers

*Careers fair with a range of professionals from the community and with opportunity to meet professionals about apprenticeships (Positive Steps)

*UCAS group session from Jewel Foundation including technical education courses and apprenticeships

Meetings with career professionals for impartial career advice

Confirmation of education destinations for all students

*Either Year 11 or 12

Please speak to our named Careers Leader to identify the most suitable opportunity for you. The school policy on safeguarding sets out the school’s approach to allowing organisations into the school.

 

Premises and facilities

The school will make the main hall, classrooms and/or meeting rooms available for discussions between the provider and students as appropriate for the activity. The school will also make available Audio Visual and other specialist equipment to support the provider presentations. This will all be discussed and agreed in advance of the visit with the Careers Leader or member of their team. Providers are welcome to leave a copy of their prospectus or other relevant course literature.

 

REVIEW AND EVALUATION

This plan has the status of a policy of the Governing Body and will be reviewed annually in accordance with the Handbook of Governance.