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Provider Access Statement

Review Date: September 2022

Aims

To state The Brittons Academy’s arrangements for managing the access of education and training providers to students and/or their information for the purpose of giving them information about their offer. This statement sets out:

  • Procedures in relation to requests for access
  • The grounds for granting and refusing requests for access
  • Details of premises or facilities to be provided to a person who is given access

Statutory requirements

Schools are required to ensure that there are opportunities for a range of education and training providers to access students in years 8 to 13 to inform them about approved technical education, qualifications or apprenticeships. This is outlined in section 42B of the Education Act 1997. The Brittons Academy endeavours to meet all benchmarks set out in the Gatsby Framework, which is recognised as the exemplar standard of quality Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance (CEIAG).

Student entitlement

All The Brittons students in years 8 to 11 are entitled to:

  • Find out about technical education qualifications and apprenticeship opportunities, as part of our careers programme which provides information on the full range of education and training options available at each transition point
  • Hear from a range of local providers about the opportunities they offer, including technical education and apprenticeships
  • Understand how to make applications for the full range of academic and technical courses

Management of provider access requests

Any provider wishing to request access to student information should contact our Careers Lead (Michaela Philpot – Assistant Principal) mphilpot@elatschools.co.uk or the Careers Coordinator (Paula Hissey) phissey@elatschools.co.uk. A number of events are integrated into our careers programme where we offer providers an opportunity to come into school to speak to students and/or their parents/carers. Individual Post 16 providers are invited to run assemblies and talk about what they have to offer our students after Brittons throughout Year 10 & 11.

Please speak to our Head of CEIAG to identify the most suitable opportunity for your organisation.

Granting and refusing access

We only grant access for the approved Havering provider, Prospects, to pupil data and share this given their approved status by our local authority and their compliance with GDPR. We also provide references of Year 11 students to post 16 institutions when requested from approved educational establishments by secure and identifiable means. If visits are agreed providers will be given access to the best space for the nature of their event and all standard equipment to run a successful presentation. Any specialist of institution specific equipment will need to be brought by the provider. Our Safeguarding statement outlines the school’s procedure for checking the identity and suitability of visitors. Education and training providers will be expected to adhere to this statement and provide clear evidence of identify when visiting school.

Monitoring arrangements

The school’s arrangements for managing the access of education and training providers to students is monitored by the Head of CEIAG.

The Brittons Academy Information Advice and Guidance Plan

Half term 1Half term 2Half term 3Half term 4Half term 5Half term 6
Year
7
SMSC Careers Focus

Form: Meet the Careers Adviser

Form Time: Goal Setting

Brittons Alumni Talk

Skills Builder Launch Assembly

Careers Fair – Friday 8th October 2021
SMSC Careers Focus

BBC Young Reporter

Author Visit

HE Mythbuster Assembly

Y7 Future Grad Launch
SMSC Careers Focus

BBC Young Reporter

SMSC Development Afternoon

Y7 Future Grad – What is Uni?

Office Duty role
SMSC Careers Focus

BBC Young Reporter

Careers Library Workshops

National Careers Week W/C 7th March Assembly & Session
SMSC Careers Focus

BBC Young Reporter

Employability Skills Workshops

Future Grad – Campus trip
SMSC Careers Focus

BBC Young Reporter

Form Time: ‘Steps’ Careers Booklet

Y7 Future Grad – University Campus Trip

Science: Call of the Wild

Academic Reading Week
Year
8
SMSC Careers Focus

BBC Young Reporter

Brittons Alumni Talk

Skills Builder Launch Assembly

Careers Fair – Friday 8th October 2021

Y8 Future Grad Launch
SMSC Careers Focus

BBC Young Reporter

‘Your Choices’ University Taster Day (STEM Specific)

Author Visit
SMSC Careers Focus

BBC Young Reporter

SMSC Development Afternoon

‘Your Choices’ University Taster Day (Mixed subjects)

Y8 Future Grad – What is Uni?
SMSC Careers Focus

BBC Young Reporter

Form Time: ‘Steps’ Careers Booklet

Office Duty role

National Careers Week W/C 7th March Assembly & Session

Careers Insight Day – Contact Uni Connect / Anglia Ruskin?
SMSC Careers Focus

BBC Young Reporter

Employability Skills Workshop

Future Grad – How is uni different from school? On campus session
SMSC Careers Focus

BBC Young Reporter

Academic Reading Week

Science: Call of the Wild?

Careers Library Workshops
Year
9
SMSC Careers Focus

BBC Young Reporter

Brittons Alumni Talk

Skills Builder Launch Assembly

Careers Fair – Friday 8th October 2021

Y9 Future Grad Launch
SMSC Careers Focus

BBC Young Reporter

Houses of Parliament Trip – Harriett?

Author Visit

STEM Careers Talk – Ford?

Future Grad – Project Launch on campus

Careers Library Workshops
SMSC Careers Focus

BBC Young Reporter

SMSC Development Afternoon

Subject area Assemblies

Options Evening

I:I Options Meetings (SLT)

Access HE – Level Up Day

Options Assembly

Future Grad – Project check in
SMSC Careers Focus

BBC Young Reporter

Form Time: ‘Steps’ Careers Booklet

I:I Careers Support Meetings

National Careers Week W/C 7th March Assembly & Session

Future Grad – Project feedback in school & project showcase on campus
SMSC Careers Focus

BBC Young Reporter

University Talk/Visit

Office Duty role

Humanutopia ‘Who Am I?’ Day
SMSC Careers Focus

BBC Young Reporter

Academic Reading Week

Army Activity Day

Future Grad – Residential Campus trip.
Year
10
SMSC Careers Focus

Brittons Alumni Talk

Skills Builder Launch Assembly

Careers Fair – Friday 8th October 2021

RPA What’s Next Event (13th October 2021)

Apprenticeships Talk (LH) 19th October

‘What Career’/ ‘What Uni’ Event at Olympia, London

Y10 Future Grad Launch
SMSC Careers Focus

Careers Library Workshops

Office Duty role

Apprenticeship Talk

Skills London Careers Event at ExCel, London (26th-27th November 2021)

British Library Apprenticeship Talk?
SMSC Careers Focus

Form Time: ‘Steps’ Careers Booklet

SMSC Development Afternoon

University Talk/Visit

Future Grad – Resilience session on campus

Careers Library Workshops

Future Frontiers Launch
SMSC Careers Focus

B & D College Taster Day Events?

National Careers Week W/C 7th March Assembly & Session

Future Grad – Revision Skills session in school.

Future Frontier programme continues
SMSC Careers Focus

I:I Careers Support Meetings
SMSC Careers Focus

Academic Reading Week

Employability & Interview Skills Workshop

Work Experience W/C 4th July

College Taster Days at
Havering Colleges and Barking & Dagenham College

Post-16 providers Information sessions

I:I Careers Support Meetings
Year
11
SMSC Careers Focus

Brittons Alumni Talk

Careers Fair – Friday 8th October 2021

Careers Library Workshops

RPA What’s Next? Event

Apprenticeships Talk (LH) 22nd October

College Transfer Evening Monday 4th October 2021 7pm-8pm

Y11 Future Grad Launch

College Transition Evening

I:I Careers Support Meetings

Careers Library Workshops
SMSC Careers Focus

Post-16 providers Information sessions

CV Writing & Interview Skills Workshop

‘Step Up to College’ Event (B&D)

Skills London Careers Event at ExCel, London (26th-27th November 2021)

I:I Careers Support Meetings

Library Talk – Summer Reading Scheme Work Experience opportunity.

Future Grad – After school Positive Mindset & Revision sessions
SMSC Careers Focus

SMSC Development Afternoon

I:I Careers Support Meetings

Form Time: ‘Steps’ Careers Booklet
SMSC Careers Focus

I:I Careers Support Meetings

National Careers Week W/C 7th March Assembly & Session
SMSC Careers Focus

Careers/Post-16 Support – Drop in sessions

Future Grad – Residential Summer School
SMSC Careers Focus

Careers/Post-16 Support – Drop in sessions

We promote and facilitate a number of physical and virtual careers insight talks and experiences throughout the year, at targeted at different year groups. We are seeking volunteers to run Parental Careers talks to Year 8, 9 and 10 students, if you are interested in being involved in this please contact mphilpot@elatschools.co.uk or phissey@elatschools.co.uk.

All students have an individual Careers interview during Year 10/11 with the Trust’s independent Careers Advisor, Kirsten Witchalls, and may repeat this if required. Parents are more than welcome to attend with their child if they wish to.

A Borough sourced NEET intervention runs from July of Year 10 until May half term of Year 11.

Our SMSC weekly bulletin contains a ‘Careers in the Spotlight’ feature to expose students to a range of employment areas, including the qualifications and personal qualities needed as well as opportunities that certain areas of employment may provide.