Academic Excellence

Provider Access

The provider access legislation (occasionally referred to as the ‘Baker Clause’) requires all schools and academies to provide opportunities for a range of education and training providers to access all year 8 to 13 pupils to inform them about approved technical education qualifications and apprenticeships.

As a school, we work with a number of business, FE and HE partners who support us by providing a number of additional services for students to gain relevant careers guidance, such as assemblies, classroom talks and attending our annual careers fayre. We have built and maintained these close relationships for a good few years and it enables the school to give impartial and independent advice from a number of sources.


A stable careers programme

Every year has at least 1 ‘Futures’ event – many have more.


The programme also includes dedicated tutor time and experiences in the curriculum.


We regularly evaluate the programme and this feeds into future events.


Learning from career and labour market information

We ensure every student has access to good quality information about future study options and the labour market.


Parents are encouraged in events to learn more and there are links on this website.


‘An audience with…’ run after school and is open to students and parents to learn more about careers identified as an interest from surveys in school.


Addressing the needs of each pupil

Students have different career guidance at different stages.  The support is tailored and diverse as shown in our programme.


Linking curriculum learning to careers

Teachers link curriculum learning with careers.  This is mapped out in schemes of work.


Encounters with employers and employees

Every student has multiple opportunities to from employers about work, employment and the skills in the work place.  We have visiting speakers, mentoring and enterprise schemes.


Experience of workplaces

Students do get the opportunity of real world work experience in sixth form enrichment.


Encounters with further and higher education

Students get meaningful encounters with providers of the full range of learning opportunities.  FE, HE, apprenticeship are all represented in the Futures Day programme and Futures Fayre.


Personal Guidance

Every student has access and receive at least one impartial and independent careers interview by the age of 16.  Often they receive many more than one.