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LMI for Employers

Providers:

Tuesday 2nd January 2018 marked the start of a new chapter in relations between schools and FE providers. On this date, a new legal duty comes into force, requiring schools to open their door to colleges, training providers and university technical colleges (UTCs). Providers must be granted access to students to make them aware of the options available to them at 14-16, post-16 and post-18 level. As a school we fully support this and want to ensure that all of our students have access to a range of education and training providers. We want to ensure that providers have access to our students pupils during the relevant phase of their education for the purpose of informing them about approved technical education qualifications or apprenticeships. 

Whitcliffe Mount 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:

Matt Whiteley or Liam Radcliffe (whiteleym@whitcliffemount.co.uk or radcliffel@whitcliffemount.co.uk info@whitcliffemount.co.uk). Both members of staff oversee careers and can also be contacted on 01274 851152. 

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. This could be integrated into a wider careers plan or strategy for the school. 

For a full report on the most recent LCR LMI report (Oct 18); please click here.