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Careers

Welburn Hall School: Provider Access Policy

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 8-14 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

Procedure

A provider wishing to request access should contact Ellie Marr, Careers Lead Teacher on Telephone: 01751 431218 or Email: e.marr@welburn-hall.n-yorks.sch.uk

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:

Year Group

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Year 8

Class based group sessions: future education and employment.

Meetings with careers professional

Taster opportunities in school

 

Year 9

Opportunities for trip/visit to Post 16 providers

 

KS4 taster days / options events

 

Meetings with careers professional

Taster opportunities in school

 

Year 10

Life Skills – work experience preparation sessions

 

Meetings with careers professional

Technical/vocational tasters at local college/s, training providers

 

Meetings with careers professional

Meetings with careers professional

Year 11

Post 16 provider open evenings and/or visits

 

Opportunities to visit local Further Education and colleges, technical and vocational and apprenticeships.

 

Meetings with careers advisor

 

Post 16 applications

Mock interviews for college placements

 

Work experience sessions

 

Meetings with careers professional

Confirmation of post 16 education destinations for all pupils

 

Transition work

Year 12

Post 18/19 assembly – providing information on other post 18/19 destinations.

 

Work experience opportunities

Small group sessions: future education, training and employment options

 

Meetings with careers professional

 

Work experience opportunities

Small group sessions: future education, training and employment options

 

Work experience opportunities

Year 13

Work experience opportunities

Meetings with careers professional

 

Mock interviews for post 18 placements

 

Work experience opportunities

Confirmation of post 18 education destinations for some pupils

 

Work experience opportunities

Year 14

Work experience opportunities

Meetings with careers professional

 

Mock interviews for post 19 placements

 

Work experience opportunities

Confirmation of post 19 education destinations for pupils

 

Work experience opportunities

 

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. 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 school reception which will then be displayed in the school library. The school library is available to all students at lunch and break times.

 

Specialist Careers Adviser Role 

Specialist Careers advisers support students and parents to explore the options available to them at key stages in their education, years 11 and year 14. All students from years 9 through to year 14 will have access to 1:1 Guidance which will support the students to investigate their skills and strengths and to explore the world of work. The sessions are individualised to meet a student’s needs using different forms of communication such as verbal, picture exchange and observations in class. All students in years 9 to 14 will have a Career Action Plan which is a detailed record of the interview that this taken place and the options available. This is reviewed and updated every year.

We will also meet with parents and carers to make sure they are fully informed about the options available at the end of year 11 and year 14. Meetings can be held in school or in the community.

We provide group sessions to the students in years 9 to 14 which help them to explore their skill base. We offer sessions such as job bag, looking at different job roles and exploring the skills needed for the role, interview technique workshops, helping students to understand what a job or college interview will involve and All about me which helps students to identify their personal skills and qualities and how these match to the world of work.

Understanding the post 16 and 19 options can be challenging and part of our role in school is to arrange visits to FE colleges, training providers and employers so students can explore what the options are really like. We organise taster days for both groups and individuals. We also support parent/carers to visit local providers so they too are aware of the options and choices and can discuss how their son/daughter would be supported in a new provision. We offer support with application forms, support over the summer period should concerns arise and advice on how to apply for transport.     

Transition is always the main concern of both students, parents/carers and our role fully supports the transition process. Once a destination has been confirmed we will support and organise a series of transition days which will allow the student the opportunity to meet those who will be both supporting and teaching them in their new education setting. For those leaving education we will support that transition into social care provision if necessary.

Throughout the students time at Welburn we will attend the EHCP reviews from years 9 to 14 and provide information via the Career Action Plan and input into the Preparation for Adulthood part of the EHCP. We are available to give information, advice and guidance at parent’s evenings and offer support at the schools Moving On Event.

Working with students in Year 9 to 11 is Alison Fetcher and working with students in Years 12 to 14 is Sue James. We are always available to talk to in both students, parent and carers have any concerns.

Our contact numbers are

Sue James 07811664294

Alison Fletcher 07814 772576

Specialist Careers advisers

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