Longcause School Careers Policy Statement including Provider Access Policy Statement
Longcause provides a relevant and engaging careers curriculum which meets the differing needs and requirements of our pupils. This is developed throughout a pupil’s time at the school and is always supportive of their abilities, strengths and skills.
Aims and purpose
This policy summarises the statutory guidance and recommendations. It then outlines the provision of careers education, work experience and provider access.
Statutory requirements and recommendations
The careers provision at Longcause is in line with the statutory guidance developed by the Department for Education, which refers to Section 42A and 45A of the Education Act 1997.
This states that all schools should provide independent careers guidance from Years 8 -13 and that this guidance should:
In addition, the school is compliant with the careers guidance that the government set out for delivery from 5 January 2018: ‘Careers Guidance and Inspiration for young people in schools.’ This states that all schools must give education and training providers the opportunity to talk to students about approved technical qualifications and apprenticeships. Further information relating to this is set out later in this document, under Provider Access.
Careers Provision at Longcause
All pupils have access to the following:
Key Stage 3
Key Stage 4 (in addition to KS3 ongoing provision)
The overall organisation of work experience is undertaken by the school Careers Leader who liaises with the Upper School team to ensure the most relevant and engaging opportunities are taken.
Families are informed and communicated with throughout the process and a work experience agreement form and work experience information form are completed.
All pupils on placement are covered by the employers’ insurance and places of work are risk assessed by the Careers Leader in liaison with the CSW work experience database.
Providers Access Policy Statement
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.
All pupils 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 Leanne Thirlby, Deputy Headteacher and Careers Programme Lead, Telephone: 01752 336881; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Opportunities for access
A number of events, integrated into the school careers programme, will offer providers an opportunity to come into school to speak to pupils and/or their parents/carers:
Premises and facilities
The school will make the main hall, classrooms or meeting spaces 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 with Leanne Thirlby, Careers Programme Lead. This will be made available to pupils and families as appropriate.