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    Provider Access Statement

    The provider access statement alludes to PHGS arrangements for managing the access of providers to students at the school for the purpose of giving them information about the provider’s education or training offer.  Under Section 42B of the Education Act 1997 we have a duty to provide students in Years 8-13 with access to providers of post-14, post-16 and post-18 education and training.  We ensure that all students, including year 7, have access to providers as we feel this is vital as part of our careers programme.

    What are students entitled to?

    Students must be allowed to:

    • Learn more about technical education qualifications and apprenticeship opportunities, as part of a careers programme which informs students of the full range of education and training options available to them at each transition point.
    • Hear from a range of local providers about the opportunities on offer, for example, technical education and apprenticeships – this can be achieved through options evenings, assemblies, group discussions, and taster events.
    • Understand how to apply to the full range of academic and technical courses available to them.

    Who handles our access requests?

    Any provider wishing to request access should contact our Careers leader, Lee Wilson, on 01943 463524 or via email on

    What opportunities are provided to allow access to students?

    Peruse the Careers Section of our website to understand the full range of opportunities. We offer providers numerous opportunities throughout the school year to speak to students and/or their parents.

    Who should providers contact to discuss events and options?

    Providers can speak to our careers' leader, Lee Wilson, on 01943 463524 or via email on discuss possible attendance at relevant events.

    Our visitor policy and volunteer policy set out the school’s approach to allowing providers into school to speak to our students.

    What can providers expect once a request has been accepted?

    Once we have approved a provider, we will work with them to identify the best method for providing access to our students.

    We will make the school hall, classrooms and meeting rooms available to host discussions between providers and students. We will also make presentation equipment, such as projectors and televisions, available to providers.

    Arrangements will be discussed in advance between our careers leader and a nominated member of the provider’s team.

    Can providers leave prospectuses for students to read?

    Providers are welcome to leave a copy of their prospectus and other relevant course literature with the careers leader who will situate these in the school library.