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Provider Access Policy


Please note: the Provider Access Policy is currently being updated to reflect the new statutory guidance. The updated provider access legislation specifies schools must provide at least six encounters for all their students during school years 8 – 13. Two encounters for pupils during the ‘first key phase’ (year 8 or 9) that are mandatory for all pupils to attend, and two encounters for pupils during the ‘second key phase’ (year 10 or 11) that are mandatory for all pupils to attend. Providers must include the following in their encounter:

  • Information about the provider and the approved technical education qualifications or apprenticeships that the provider offers.
  • Information about the careers to which those technical education qualifications or apprenticeships might lead
  • A description of what learning or training with the provider is like.
  • Responses to questions from the pupils about the provider or approved technical education qualifications and apprenticeships.

If you are an employer and would be interested in working with the school to support our careers programme, please get in touch with our Careers Leader, Mrs Broxton c.broxton@stowhigh.com or our Futures Coordinator, Mrs Mylrea, m.mylrea@stowhigh.com

Inspirational Futures Access Policy

Careers Education Information, Advice and Guidance

Date Adopted: December 2021                                  Next Review Date: December 2022

Policy Prepared byC. Broxton (Assistant Headteacher)
Policy Originally createdSeptember 2018
Responsible CommitteeSLT
Date approved by committeeAwaiting Approval for 2021 Review
Date ratified by School CommitteeNot required – School Committee Careers representative has oversight.
Annually Reviewed on7th October 2021


This policy statement 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.

Pupil Entitlement

All pupils in years 7 – 11 are entitled to

  • 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.

Management of provider access requests


A provider wishing to request access should contact Mrs Claire Broxton, Assistant Headteacher, 01449 613541; Email: c.broxton@stowhigh.com

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/carers.

Proposed event timetable for 2021-2022

See Inspirational Futures Programme document here

Please speak to our Careers Leader to identify the most suitable opportunity for you.

Premises and facilities

The school will make the main hall, classrooms or private meeting rooms available for discussions between the provider and students, 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 Inspirational Futures Leader or a member of their team.

Providers are welcome to leave a copy Inspirational Futures Hub, which is managed by the Inspirational Futures Coordinator. The Hub is available to all students at lunch and break times.

Approval and review

Approved December 2021 by School Committee at Curriculum and Standards Committee

Next review: December 2022

Signed: School Committee     D. Lee-Allan Head teacher