Application for Provider Access
The school offers a comprehensive Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance programme and an overview of this programme can be seen in the School’s Careers Charter which can be seen on the school website.
Throughout the year we host several events at school which focus on careers, aspirations, enterprise, and future study. If you would like to be involved in these events please contact Adele Thornhill, Careers Coordinator 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 Advisor or a member of their team.
Providers are welcome to leave a copy of their prospectus or other relevant course literature with the Careers Advisor so that they can be displayed in the Careers Section of the school library.
The below information 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.
The below information 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, including the later amendment introduced as The Baker Clause, which stipulates that schools must allow colleges and training providers access to every student in Years 8 to 13 to inform them about approved technical education qualifications and apprenticeships.
The updated provider access legislation (PAL) comes into place in January 2023 and specifies schools must provide at least six encounters for all their students:
- Two encounters for pupils during the ‘first key phase’ (year 8 or 9) that are mandatory for all pupils to attend
- Two encounters for pupils during the ‘second key phase’ (year 10 or 11) that are mandatory for all pupils to attend
- Two encounters for pupils during the ‘third key phase’ (year 12 or 13) that are mandatory for the school to put on but optional for pupils to attend
We are pleased to confirm that we are already complying with providing these encounters for our students.
All pupils in years 7-13 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.
A provider wishing to request access should contact the Careers Coordinator Adele Thornhill.
If you would like to join our alumni please get in touch.
Telephone: 01904 552126
Please get in touch via email if you have any feedback or questions
Ms A Thornhill
L6 Careers Advisor and Coordinator
Tel: 01904 552126
The Joseph Rowntree School are happy to engage with employers, please get in touch if you can provide any support.