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Braidwood 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 8-13 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:

Mr P Bailey Tel: 0121 464 5558

Deputy Head Teacher email: p.bailey@braidwood.bham.sch.uk

Braidwood Trust School for the Deaf

Hodge Hill 

Birmingham

B36 8AF

 

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. Our school careers programme is attached to this our 'Careers Policy and Plan'  (Appendix three.)

Please speak to Mr Bailey to identify the most suitable opportunity for you. 

Upcoming events are also publicised on the school website. 

Providers are welcome to leave a copy of their prospectus or other relevant course literature at Braidwood School Reception or email it to Mr P Bailey.

 

Safeguarding 

Our safeguarding/child protection policy outlines the school’s procedure for checking the identity and suitability of visitors. A copy of this policy can also be found on our website 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. As above if this is not possible due to restrictions then the school can facilitate virtual events. 

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. 

This information will be made available to our students when and how we feel it is appropriate. 

 

Monitoring Arrangements 

The school’s arrangements for managing the access of education and training providers to students is monitored by Mr Philip Bailey, Deputy Head Teacher 

 

CEIAG Policy 

A copy of our Careers Education Advice and Guidance and Work-Related Learning policy (CEIAG) can be accessed via the school website. If you would like a printed copy, please contact the school office.

This Policy will be reviewed annually - Next Review July 2022