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Careers programme


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.

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.

Management of provider access requests 


A provider wishing to request access should contact careers lead Lindsay Armes at or call 01842 754875.

Year group



Tutor programme


Careers fair and careers lesson May 2019


Careers fair and careers lesson May 2019


Menu of trips throughout year (Skills Show, employers etc) 
STEM/Special events such as TED Talks 
‘Futures Week'


1-2-1 guidance interview with Level 6 qualified advisor


Tutor programme 
Two weeks' work experience


Tutor programme

Useful links

Careers and employability guidance

University and higher education



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 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, which is managed by Sue Scott. 

Monitoring and assessment

The school measures and assesses the impact of the careers programme through analysis of final destinations of pupils at Years 11 and 13, with particular attention to the percentage of pupils who are NEET.  We also record the level of participation in careers-related activities and pupil responses to the advice and experiences they have received.

Approval and review 

Approved: October 2018
Next review: September 2019