Seaham High School : Provider Access Statement
This statement sets out the school’s arrangements for managing the access of external providers to pupils 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.
All pupils in Years 8-11 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 appropriate transition points.
- To hear from a range of local providers about the opportunities they offer, including technical education and apprenticeships – through options events, assemblies 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, in the first instance, contact:
Mr Chris Harbron Assistant Headteacher (CEIAG)
Telephone: 0191 5161600 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Opportunities for Access
A number of events, delivered as part of the school’s careers and progression programme will offer providers an opportunity to come into school to speak to pupils and/or their parents/carers.
Please speak to the Assistant Headteacher (CEIAG) to identify the most suitable opportunity for you.
Access to pupils and/or their parents/carers will be granted at the school’s discretion, taking into account both the school’s legal obligations and the best interests of the pupils.
Access will be granted on the understanding that the information and guidance offered by providers is related to technical courses, apprenticeship opportunities or other aspects of CEIAG as agreed, in advance, by the Assistant Headteacher (CEIAG). Providers and/or their representatives will be expected to meet the school’s safeguarding requirements.
Premises and Facilities
The school will make the main hall, classrooms or private meeting rooms available for discussions between the provider and pupils, as appropriate to the activity.
The school will also make available AV and other specialist equipment to support provider presentations.
This will all be discussed and agreed in advance of the visit with the Assistant Headteacher (CEIAG) or a member of their team.
Providers are welcome to request that a copy of their prospectus or other relevant course literature be added to Careers section of the School Library. This resource is available to all pupils at lunch and break times.