Belmont School External Provider Access

Introduction

This policy statement sets out the school’s arrangements for managing the access of providers to pupils 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.

Pupil Entitlement

All pupils in Years 8-11 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 as they approach transition at the end of KS4.
  • To hear from a range of local providers about the opportunities they offer, through subject course work, 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 Mr Shand
Telephone: 01242 216180 Email: pshand@belmont.gloucs.sch.uk.sch.uk

Opportunities for Access

A number of events that are integrated into the school careers programme and wider curriculum will allow providers an opportunity to come into school to speak to pupils and/or their parents/carers. Please do not hesitate to make contact to identify the most suitable event for you. Some of the events on offer are illustrated below:

  • Whole school assemblies, weekly throughout the year
  • Parental conversation meetings, twice a year
  • EHCP transition meetings, specifically for pupils in KS4 and Y9 transition
  • Annual whole school National Careers Week activity, March
  • Careers/Skills for Independence and Work and PSHCE lessons, throughout the year
  • Independent guidance and advice is accessed through Glos Special Schools Challenge and Support Subgroup – Careers, Employability and Enterprise.
  • Pupils meet employers during mock interviews through our close working relationship with GFirst LEP
  • Pupils meet employers through Enterprise training activities with GFirst LEP
  • Pupils in Y11 have a two work experience placements
  • Pupils are invited to College Link days Y9-Y11

Premises and facilities

The school will make the main hall, classrooms or separate meeting rooms available for discussions between the provider and students, as appropriate to the activity. The school will also make available technical equipment to support provider presentations. This will all be discussed and agreed in advance of the visit with the Key Stage Leaders or senior members of staff. Providers are welcome to leave a copy of their prospectus or other relevant course literature at school.

Safeguarding

In all areas of school life safeguarding is a high priority. All aspects of careers education and work related learning are organised with an accredited provider and include activity and pupil risk assessment. All visitors are made aware of and agree to Belmont School safeguarding procedures. This ensures the best outcomes for Belmont pupils and ensures everybody stays safe. For more information please refer to the school’s safeguarding policy which is available on the school website.

Careers Policy

To view our Careers Policy go to the Policy page on this website.

Evaluation Report for Careers & Transition

To view our Evaluation Report for Careers & Transition, click here.