Provider Access Policy

The Belvedere Academy: 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 8-13 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

Procedure
A provider wishing to request access should contact Sarah Carroll, Head of Lifeskills & Careers Leader.
Telephone: 0151 727 1284 Email: s.carroll@belvedereacademy.net

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 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 which will be available for pupils in the school library. Pupils have access to the library during lunchtimes and after school.

Approval and review
Approved [date] by Governors at Curriculum and Standards Committee
Next review: [date]
Signed: [name] Chair of Governors [name] Head teacher