How an employer, provider or parent/carer can contact us

Educational Diversity: Provider Access Policy

Introduction

This policy statement sets out the school’s arrangements for managing the access of providers to students 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 students 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

Procedure

Any parent/carer. employer or provider wishing to request access should contact:

Vivien Counsell-Thomas, Careers Lead

Telephone: 07827983387

Email: vivien.counsell-thomas@eddiversity.blackpool.sch.uk

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. Please refer to the Gatsby academic year planner for examples of these opportunities.

Educational Diversity is committed to providing our young people with access to a careers programme that allows them to develop their potential and promote an aspirational curriculum.