Provider Access Policy Statement - 2022-2025

Highbury Fields School

Provider access policy statement, 2022 - 2025

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 to 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:

A number of events, integrated into the school careers programme, will offer providers an opportunity to come into school to speak to pupils or their parents or carers.  These events currently include those detailed below.

Year group careers related opportunities

Highbury Fields School recognises that students’ enjoyment of academic and social success is the best preparation for further and higher education and their future careers.  Across the studied curriculum and in their lessons, students learn vital knowledge and skills that enable them to be successful in later life.  To broaden students’ understanding of the purpose of education and the world of work, the school strives at every transition point to support students in making informed choices that enable their future success.  The programme of careers related opportunities in each year group, some of which dovetail with the pastoral curriculum, have been carefully designed to support students’ journey at each stage of their secondary education.

Year

Autumn term

Spring term

Summer term

7

Peer to peer communication and interaction workshops to support the making of new friends and develop team building skills

Team working and employability workshops delivered by PWC

Overnight trip to an activity centre to support confidence, determination and teamwork and enjoy being together

8

‘Staying friends’ workshops to support the sustaining of friendships and how to manage if/when arguments occur.  These workshops will also develop students’ skills in working with others

Capital One ‘Women in Tech’ workshops to support the understanding of and access to careers in science and technology

‘Try something new day’ to support the development of confidence in new situations and working positively with different people

9

Orienteering in a London park to develop team working skills

Preferences evening and follow-up meetings to support choosing of GCSE subjects

Assemblies led by a local college to support students in understanding different post-16 options

Enterprise day to support the enjoyable development of entrepreneurial and teamworking skills

Barclays ‘life skills’ workshops to support the understanding of characteristics and skills required in the workplace

10

Public speaking training to develop confidence in speaking in front of peers and adults

One to one careers interviews with the Education Development Trust to develop and understanding of potential further/higher education and careers and the qualifications required

Meet the professionals event to develop and understanding of different career sectors

Duke of Edinburgh bronze award to develop teamwork, resilience in different contexts and community service

Post-16 progression week, including:

●        College led assemblies to support understanding of vocational post-16 pathways

●        Sixth form taster day to develop an understanding of the sixth form curriculum and experience

●        University visits to support understanding of the UCAS process, university life and the value it brings

11

Mock results day to support students in making informed choices regarding their further education

Careers meetings with Islington Progression team for targeted students who may need additional support in making informed choices

Sixth form/progression to further education interviews to provide students with support and guidance regarding their sixth form, college or apprenticeship applications

 

12

Future Success careers programme to provide encounters with different professions and develop work related learning skills

Future Success careers programme to provide encounters with different professions and develop work related learning skills

Duke of Edinburgh silver award to develop teamwork, resilience in different contexts and community service

Future Success careers programme to provide encounters with different professions and develop work related learning skills

Post-18 progression week, including:

●        University residential trip

●        Work experience/encounters

●        UCAS support

13

Future Success careers programme to support students with university/next steps preparation

 

Mock results day to support students in making informed choices regarding their higher education

Future Success careers programme to support students with university/next steps preparation

Future Success careers programme to support students with university/next steps preparation