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Provider access policy statement

“In life, when the quality of one’s work really matters, one almost never submits a first draft. An ethic of excellence requires revision.”

~ Ron Berger, author and educationalist



This policy statement sets out the Academy’s arrangements for managing the access of providers to students at the school 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.


Students in years 8 -13 are entitled:

  • To find out about technical education qualifications and apprenticeship 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 regarding technical education and apprenticeships – through options evenings, assemblies, careers workshops and taster events.
  • To understand how to make applications for technical courses and apprenticeships.



A provider wishing to request access should contact:

Mr Gunderson to discuss the technical education opportunities available for 14-year old students, which may lead to enrolment on a full-time programme of study and to discuss technical education courses and apprenticeship opportunities available to 16 – 19 year olds.

Email: qgunderson@groveacademy.co.uk

Opportunities for access

A range of events, which are integrated into the School careers programme, will offer providers an opportunity to come into School to speak to students and/or their parents. The School calendar varies from year to year, so providers need to contact the appropriate staff member named above to identify the most suitable opportunity. These events are usually calendared well in advance, so it is essential that providers contact us early in the academic year to be involved in our planning.

Access to students will be granted on the understanding that the information and guidance offered by providers is related to technical courses and apprenticeship opportunities only. Safeguarding requirements must also be met. The School policy on safeguarding sets out the School’s approach to allowing providers into School as visitors to talk to our students.


Access to appropriate rooms and facilities will be discussed and agreed in advance of the visit.

Providers are welcome to hand us relevant brochures and other printed material that are specifically related to technical courses and apprenticeships. These will be made available to students in the School library.


Approved: Ms A Fricker, Principal

Next review: July 2019

High expectations ~ Critique and revision

A corner stone of our curriculum is that of high expectations and critique and this will be further developed in KS3 and 4


The ability to communicate clearly and get your message across is a key skill in the world of work. We will be working to ensure that our pupils are trained and given regular opportunities to speak in public for a purpose. We want them to develop the confidence so they can speak with clarity, authority and confidence – all skills that will serve them well in later years.