This policy statement sets out the school’s arrangements for managing the access of providers to pupils at the school. This is 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. The Academy is also registered with the Enterprise Advisor Network and has completed the self-assessment compass tool.
Stanton Vale School are committed to ensuring that all children and young people have opportunities to access a relevant careers, employability and enterprise programme. The Stanton Vale vision for Careers, Employability and Enterprise sits within our aim of:
Stanton Vale School is Gatsby compliant and contributes to the eight benchmarks;
‘Creating brighter futures’
Stanton Vale caters for children with a wide range of needs and abilities but are primarily categorised as Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD) or Complex Learning Difficulties (CLD/PMLD). Our aim is to ensure that all students are prepared for the challenges of the 21st century. For the students at the academy this will mean:
Helping them gain qualifications:
- Preparing them for the next steps in their education and working life
- Developing the skills for independence
- Providing them with meaningful experiences
At Stanton Vale, we believe that all young people and parents will need advice, guidance and support in working towards and planning for the future after leaving the Academy. Parental involvement is seen as an integral part of careers, employability and enterprise education.
Stanton Vale School, as part of the Esteem MAT, has a Careers Enterprise and Employability Policy which is located on our statutory section of the website:
Stanton Vale School will be supported by the Esteem MAT, Local Enterprise Partnership (D2N2) and school enterprise advisor to provide a relevant and personalised Careers, Employability and Enterprise programme for students at the appropriate stage in their learning.
All pupils in years 2-14 are entitled:
- A comprehensive PSHE curriculum which focuses on careers, advice and guidance for all students through Talentino – Careers at every level.
- All students have the opportunity to meet and engage with employers from the local area through links with the local community and through our enterprise links.
- Opportunities to be involved in enterprise activities
- Work related opportunities in school and responsibility to learn work related skills
- Curriculum includes work experience opportunities, development of key life skills and enterprising activities
- Qualifications in AIM awards and AQA Unit Awards Scheme, MOVING ON Awards, which are linked to the world of work, including work skills, developing independence
- Visits to local colleges
- Volunteering through whole school events
Provider Access Legislation
This policy statement sets out the school’s arrangements for managing the access of providers to 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.
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
• 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
For pupils of compulsory school age these encounters are mandatory and
there will be a minimum of two encounters for pupils during the ‘first key
phase’ (year 8 to 9) and two encounters for pupils during the ‘second key
phase’ (year 10 to 11). For pupils in the ‘third key phase’ (year 12 to 13),
particularly those that have not yet decided on their next steps, there are two
more provider encounters available during this period, which are optional for
pupils to attend.
Management of provider access requests
A provider wishing to request access should contact Andrew Bunney (Deputy Headteacher)
Telephone: 0115 972 9769
Opportunities for access
The school offers a comprehensive Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance programme and an overview of this programme is available on request.
Please speak to our Careers Leader to identify the most suitable opportunity for you.
The school will make a suitable space available for discussions between the provider and students, as appropriate to the activity. The school will also make available ICT and other specialist equipment to support provider presentations. This will all be discussed and agreed in advance of the visit with the Careers Leader.
Providers are welcome to leave a copy of their prospectus or other relevant course literature with the Careers Leader, so that they can be displayed in the Careers Section of the school library