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Provider Access Statement

Review Date: September 2021

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 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

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Year
7
Bank of England Competition

UEL Motivational Day

Author Visit

HE Mythbuster Assembly

Office Duty role

SMSC Bulletin (Careers In the Spotlight videos)
BBC Young Reporter

Future Grad Launch

Careers Library Workshops
 
Office Duty role
BBC Young ReporterForm Time: ‘Steps’ Careers Booklet

Office Duty role
Year
8
Office Duty roleBank of England Competition

‘Your Choices’ Taster Day at UEL (STEM Specific)

Author Visit

SMSC Bulletin (Careers In the Spotlight videos)

BBC Young Reporter
 
‘Your Choices’ Taster Day at UEL (Mixed subjects)
 
Office Duty role
 
Future Grad Launch
Form Time: ‘Steps’ Careers Booklet

Careers Insight Day (UEL)
BBC Young Reporter

Office Duty role
‘Gear Up’ Summer School

Bronze Crest Awards
Year
9
Houses of Parliament Trip

SMSC Bulletin (Careers In the Spotlight videos)

Author Visit
Subject area Assemblies

PSHE Pre-Options Scheme of Learning

Options Evening

I:I Options Meetings (SLT)

Humanutopia ‘Who Am I?’ Day

Future Grad Launch
Form Time: ‘Steps’ Careers Booklet

I:I Careers Support Meetings
University Talk/VisitEngineering Apprenticeship Evening (Fords)
 
Army Activity Day
 
Houses of Parliament Trip
Year
10
Women in Technology ConferenceApprenticeship Talk

Skills London Careers Newsletters

Author Visit

‘What Career’/ ‘What Uni’ Virtual Event

SMSC Bulletin (Careers In the Spotlight videos)
Form Time: ‘Steps’ Careers Booklet

University Talk/Visit

Future Grad Launch

Virtual Work Experience Launch
B & D College Taster Day EventsEmployability & Interview Skills Workshop

I:I Careers Support Meetings

Loom Tutorials
College Taster Days at
Havering Colleges and Barking & Dagenham College

Post-16 providers Information sessions (Form Group Sessions)

I:I Careers Support Meetings
Year
11
Women in Technology Conference

‘Moving On’ Virtual Careers Event (Prospects)
 
Virtual College Transition Presentation
Post-16 providers Information sessions (Form Group Sessions)

‘Step Up to College’ Event (B&D)
 
Skills London Careers Newsletters
 
I:I Careers Support Meetings
 
SMSC Bulletin (Careers In the Spotlight videos)
 
Loom Tutorials
 
Virtual Work Experience Launch
Apprenticeship Talk
 
I:I Careers Support Meetings
 
Form Time: ‘Steps’ Careers Booklet
 
Future Grad Launch
I:I Careers Support MeetingsCareers/Post-16 sessionsCareers/Post-16 Support 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 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.