Outcomes Focused, Child Centred
Northern Education Trust

Outcomes Focused, Child Centred
Northern Education Trust

Careers Programme and Student Entitlement

This policy statement sets out the Trust’s arrangements for managing the access of providers to pupils at the Academy for the purposes of giving them information about the provider’s education or training offer. This complies with the Academy’s legal obligations under Section 42B of the Education Act 1997.

Student Entitlement

Students 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 each transition point.
  • To hear from a range of local providers about the opportunities they offer, including technical education and apprenticeships – through options evenings, assemblies and group discussions and taster events.
  • To understand how to make applications for the full range of academic and technical courses.
Opportunities for access

A number of events, integrated into the school careers programme, will offer providers an opportunity to come into school to speak to pupils and/or their parents.

Please speak to our named Careers Lead to identify the most suitable opportunity for you.  The Academy’s policy on safeguarding sets out the approach to allowing providers into school as visitors to talk to our students.

Premises and Facilities

The Academy will make the atriums, classrooms or private meeting rooms available for discussions between the provider and students, as appropriate to the activity. We 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 Careers Lead.  Providers are welcome to leave a copy of their prospectus or other relevant course literature with our Careers Lead who will distribute the relevant information to pupils.

To access more information about our careers programme or for any careers related questions please contact Mr Douglas Forteath, Assistant Principal on 01287 676305 or via email: [email protected]

This information will next be reviewed September 2019.

Freebrough Academy is a member of the Northern Education Trust.
We constantly focus on standards as we understand outcomes are paramount. Our decision making is driven entirely by what is best for children. By doing this we enhance the life chances of the children and young people in our care.