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For Providers

Careers Access Statement

Introduction

Under Section 42B of the Education Act 1997, as of 2 January 2018, we have a duty to provide pupils in years 8-13 with access to providers of post-14, post-16 and post-18 education and training. This policy statement sets out how we manage access requests from these providers.

 

What are pupils entitled to:

Pupils are entitled to:

  • receive impartial careers advice, that is presented in an unbiased manner, with no bias or favouritism towards a particular institution, education or work option.
  • Hear from a range of local providers about the opportunities on offer, for example, technical education and apprenticeships – this can be achieved through options evenings, assemblies, group discussions, and taster events.
  • have an opportunity for access to a range of education and training providers for the purpose of informing them about approved technical education qualifications and apprenticeships, including those at each transition point.
  • Understand how to apply to the full range of academic and technical courses available to them.

 

Who handles our access requests?

Any provider wishing to request access should contact our careers leader, Mr S Kirk, via telephone at: 0121 628 0010 or via email on: s.kirk@knbs.co.uk

 

Opportunities for Access

Through our school careers programme, we are able to give providers numerous opportunities to speak to pupils and/or their parents. Our annual careers schedule is as follows: These opportunities are available each year as follows:

 

 

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Year 7

  • Careers Fair
  • Delivery of CEIAG in PSME

 

Year 8

  • Careers Fair
  • Delivery of CEIAG in PSME
  • Talks during assemblies from employers

Year 9

  • Careers Fair
  • KS4 options evening
  • Delivery of CEIAG in PSME
  • Talks during assemblies from employers

Year 10

  • Careers Fair
  • Talks during assemblies from employers and providers about post-16 options
  • Work experience preparation sessions
  • Delivery of CEIAG in PSME
  • Talks during assemblies from employers and providers about post-16 options
  • Talks during assemblies from school alumni about post-16 options
  •  Post-16 taster sessions
  • 1-week work experience placement

Year 11

  • Careers Fair
  • CV workshop
  • ‘Speed networking’/Mock interview event with providers and employers
  • Post-16 taster sessions
  • Talks during assemblies from employers and providers about post-16 options
  • Opportunity for parents and students to talk to employers and providers during parents evening
  • Post-16 taster sessions
  • Talks during assemblies from school alumni about post-16 options
  • Applying for post-16 options

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who should providers contact to discuss events and options?

Careers Leader

The named Careers Leader in school is:

Mr S Kirk

King's Norton Boys' School
Northfield Road
Birmingham
B30 1DY

Tel: 0121 628 0010  (Available 8am - 4pm)

Email: s.kirk@knbs.co.uk

Providers can speak to our careers leader to discuss possible attendance at relevant events.

Our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy sets out the school’s approach to allowing providers into school to speak to our pupils.

We will grant access requests to providers who meet the following criteria:

  • those who work within an educational environment, and carry a DBS certificate
  • those who bring specialist subject knowledge which supports our pupils and will agree to being supervised at all times

 

We will refuse any access request to:

  • providers whose resources are for ‘party political purposes’ or who have affiliations with political groups
  • providers who promote discriminatory views in relation to the protected characteristics listed in The Equality Act 2010
  • providers who promote or glorify terrorism or extreme ideological, religious or political beliefs
  • providers who fail to or refuse to meet any safeguarding requirements
  • providers where the school is unable to measure a benefit to our students

 

What can providers expect once a request has been accepted?

Once we have approved a provider, we will work with them to identify the best method for providing access to our pupils.

We will make the school hall, classrooms and private meeting rooms available to host discussions between providers and pupils. We will also make presentation equipment, such as projectors and televisions, available to providers.

Arrangements will be discussed in advance between our careers leader and a nominated member of the provider’s team.

Can providers leave prospectuses for pupils to read?

Providers are welcome to leave a copy of their prospectus and other relevant course literature with the Careers Leader.