Careers

One In A Million Free School: Provider Access Statement

PROVIDER ACCESS STATEMENT

Introduction

This policy statement sets out the school’s 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. This complies with the school’s legal obligations under Section 42B of the Education Act 1997.

Mission Statement

At One In A Million Free School, we are committed to ensuring all students receive the appropriate level of Information, Advice and Guidance to enable them to make well informed and realistic decisions about their future next steps in terms of education and careers.

Vision

One In A Million Free School believes that students should be appropriately prepared for the choices they make during their education and the choices they make in the future. Students should have an understanding of how their education will prepare them for the world of work. Students should feel confident in making key decisions about educational and career choices and have a clear understanding of the routes to achieve their goal. 

This preparation should be achieved through a variety of means such as impartial and independent one to ones with a qualified Careers Advisor, careers resources purchased by the School, a whole school Careers Programme, Assemblies and Open Days at local colleges and Universities.

Student Entitlement

In response to the updated requirements and expectations of school published by the DfE in January 2018, below is a link to our Provider Access Statement providing information on all the events and further opportunities available for education and training providers to access all pupils in year 8 to year 11 to provide them with information around qualifications (including technical education), employment or apprenticeships.  ​​

Management of Provider Access Requests Procedure

A provider wishing to request access should contact:

Opportunities for Access

Key Stage 3

As soon as our students join us at One In A Million Free School, we encourage them to start thinking about their future and how to get there. During our PSHCE programme, students will begin to explore different career pathways.  It is important that all students are fully aware of the range of careers available and the steps/qualifications which need to be taken in order to access specific career paths.  This in turn will promote student engagement, drive and resilience.

Our Emerald Publishing Employability Project ensures students in Year 9 have opportunities to work with professionals across the fields of Law, Finance, Marketing, and Publishing to develop a range of employability skills including; communication and presentation skills. We are very much looking forward to continuing this project in the future.

Our Apprenticeship Week in winter ensures every subject across school uses a range of approaches to drive pupils’ aspirations for their future with a particular focus on ‘Building Character’ in preparation for KS4 and life after school. 

A number of events, integrated into the school’s careers programme, will offer providers an opportunity to come in school to speak to students and/or their parents/carers:

  • Self-Awareness/Self-Determination/Self-Improvement
  • PSHCE Exploring Careers Programme 
  • Subject curriculum links explicit throughout the year
  • Spring Term Enterprise Activities and Competition
  • Careers Sector Assemblies
  • Career pathways linked to National Careers Week and National Apprenticeship Week
  • Apprenticeship Assembly 
  • Preparing for Employability– Emerald Publishing 
  • Bradford Manufacturing Week 
  • CV preparation 
  • Careers Fair
  • Preparation for Work Experience

Key Stage 4

At Key Stage 4, we continue to build on the foundations established through Year 7 – 9 and our focus becomes more personalised for our students as they progress through to Post-16 Studies, Apprenticeships of Employment with training. 

Our Careers Co-ordinator works closely with students, making sure they are aware of all their options and are making informed decisions about their future. This is carefully balanced with building students’ character skills as they prepare for interviews and life beyond school.

Summary of Key Stage 4

  • Self-Awareness/Self-Determination/Self-Improvement
  • PSHCE Exploring Careers Programme 
  • Subject curriculum links explicit throughout the year
  • Spring Term Enterprise Activities and Competition
  • Careers Sector Assemblies
  • Career pathways linked to National Careers Week and National Apprenticeship Week
  • Apprenticeship Assembly 
  • Bradford Manufacturing Week 
  • Work Experience Visits 
  • Career guidance via Tutors
  • CV preparation 
  • Emerald Publishing-Mentoring scheme
  • Interview Preparations
  • Careers Fair
  • 1 – 1 interview with an impartial careers advisor
  • Access to information about other options post 16
  • Next Steps Assemblies from local Post 16 Providers
  • Opportunity to visit college open days and taster days
  • Assemblies focused on apprenticeships and LMI
  • Mentoring scheme – Inhouse
  • Applications to colleges, apprenticeships, sixth forms and T-Levels
  • NCS – National Citizenship Scheme
Year Autumn Spring

Summer

7

Bradford Manufacturing Week National Careers Week

National Apprenticeship Week

Science Week

8

Bradford Manufacturing Week National Careers Week

National Apprenticeship Week

Science Week

9

Bradford Manufacturing Week National Careers Week

National Apprenticeship Week

Science Week

Careers Fair

10

Bradford Manufacturing Week National Careers Week

National Apprenticeship Week

Science Week

Careers Fair

11

Bradford Manufacturing Week National Careers Week

National Apprenticeship Week

Services for Parents:

There are various services available to parents throughout each year. Below is a list of provision:​

  • ​Information on Parents Evening (Y9, Y10 and Y11)
  • Options Open Evening for Year 9
  • Links to websites offering careers support
  • Booklet for Y11 parents explaining careers guidance in Y11 and post-16 choices.
  • ​Appointments available with our Careers Co-ordinator (Mrs Buckland)

Services for Staff: 

To ensure the school delivers a valuable careers programme to all students, it is imperative that all staff are informed of changes to the local labour market.

Y11 coaching team leads are provided with careers packs, including Open Day information, college application support and guidance on how to book 1:1 appointments with our Careers Co-ordinator.

All form coaching team leads are provided with the school Careers Learning Journey to display. ​

The school has an established assembly programme which can accommodate a wide range of visiting speakers including colleges, technical qualification providers, apprentices, employers and entrepreneurs.

If you wish to speak to a full year group, an assembly can be booked in. It should be noted that assemblies are booked up quickly for the year so contact will need to be made in June preceding the academic year.

Careers Links:

Further Education:

Higher Education:

Apprenticeships:

Labour Market Information:

Other Careers Services:

Partnerships:

The school also has partnerships and has arranged speakers or visits with the following organisations:

  • Ahead Partnership
  • University of Bradford
  • Bradford College
  • Bradford NEW College
  • Leeds College of Building
  • Bradford Apprenticeship HUB
  • Prospects/Connexions
  • Interserve Learning and Employment
  • Leeds City Enterprise Region

This list is not exhaustive and One In A Million Free School is making links, arranging visits, visitors and partnerships all the time in our desire to improve the aspirations and life chances (and options) of our students.