Location

Samuel Laycock School
Broadoak Road
Ashton Under Lyne, OL6 8RF

HeadTeacher

Helen Wilson
Telephone – 0161 344 1992

Welfare Line (school hours only)
07984 575 452

Email

 General School Email: adminslk@newbridgegroup.org 

Safeguarding and Welfare Email c/o Welfare Manager: 
nicola.neal@newbridgegroup.org 

Provider Access

 

Samuel Laycock School: Provider Access

Introduction

This statement sets out the school’s arrangements for managing the access of providers to 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 8 to 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.

For pupils of compulsory school age these encounters are mandatory and there will be a minimum of two encounters for pupils during the ‘first key phase’ (year 8 to 9) and two encounters for pupils during the ‘second key phase’ (year 10 to 11). For pupils in the ‘third key phase’ (year 12 to 13), particularly those that have not yet decided on their next steps, there are two more provider encounters available during this period, which are optional for pupils to attend.

These provider encounters will be scheduled during the main school hours and the provider will be given a reasonable amount of time to, as a minimum:

• share information about both the provider and the approved technical

education qualification and apprenticeships that the provider offers

• explain what career routes those options could lead to

• provide insights into what it might be like to learn or train with that provider

(including the opportunity to meet staff and pupils from the provider)

• answer questions from pupils.

Meaningful provider encounters

One encounter is defined as one meeting/session between pupils and one provider. We are committed to providing meaningful encounters to all pupils using the ‘Making it meaningful’ checklist.

Meaningful online engagement is also an option, and we are open to providers that

are able to provide live online engagement with our pupils.

Previous providers

In previous terms/years we have invited the following providers from the local area to

speak to our pupils:

• Tameside College, Pathways. 

Destinations of our pupils

Last year our year 11 pupils moved to range of providers in the local area after

school:

• Tameside College – Aspirations

• Works 4 You – Catering / Farm

• New Bridge College – Performing Arts

• Pinc College – Art & Design

• New Bridge Learning centre

• Loreto College Manchester

• Manchester College

• Pure Innovations Stockport

• Manchester College

• Growth Company Ashton

• Great Haworth School

Management of provider access requests

Procedure

A provider wishing to request access should contact Andrew Cox, Assistant Headteacher.

Opportunities for access should email adminslk@newbridgegroup.org

The school offers the four provider encounters required by law

and a number of additional events, integrated into the school careers programme.

We will offer providers an opportunity to come into school to speak to pupils or their

parents or carers.

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

 

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Year 8

  •  
  • Pathways Company – Post 16 route into employment – apprenticeship  careers talk

 

  • Amey Company – Careers talk
  • Careers Fair

 

  • Tameside college – internship careers talk

Year 9

  •  
  • Pathways Company – Post 16 route into employment -apprenticeship  careers talk
  • Amey Company – Careers talk

 

  • Options Evening
  • Careers Fair

 

  • Tameside college – internship careers talk

 

Year 10

  • Pathway employer encounters
  • Employer meaningful  encounter via Pathway choice
  • Pathways Company – Post 16 route into employment – apprenticeship careers talk

 

  • Department for work and pensions mock interviews
  • Employer meaningful  encounter via Pathway choice
  • Amey Company – Careers talk

 

 

  • Pathway employer encounters
  • Careers Fair

 

  • Tameside college – internship careers talk

 

  • Employer meaningful  encounter via Pathway choice

Year 11

  • Employer meaningful  encounter via Pathway choice
  • Pathways Company – Post 16 route into employment- apprenticeship careers talk
  • Department for work and pensions mock interviews

 

  • Employer meaningful  encounter via Pathway choice
  • Amey Company – Careers talk

 

 

  • Careers Fair

 

  • Tameside college – internship careers talk
  • Employer meaningful  encounter via Pathway choice
  • Post 16 Taster Days – various providers