Policy Statement on Provider Access

Policy statement on provider access at The Nottingham Emmanuel School.


This policy 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.  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/ during the previous year we have invited over 20 providers from the local area to speak to our pupils.  These have included:

BBC, Severn Trent, NTU, Nottingham College, NFFC community trust, NHS, University of Lincoln, Nottinghamshire Police Force, VIA, Yipiyap, University of Nottingham, Royal Navy, Army, Bilborough College,  Experian, University of Loughborough, KPMG, Bishop Grossete University, University of Coventry, DWP, University of Derby amongst other national providers.

Destinations of our pupils

Last year our Year 11 pupils moved to range of providers in the local area after school – EET: 99%

Last year our Year 13 pupils moved to range of providers in the local area after school – EET: 97%

Management of provider access requests


A provider wishing to request access should contact Lois Woodgate –   lsm@emmanuel.nottingham.sch.uk

Opportunities for access

The school offers the six provider encounters required by law (marked in bold text) 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.

Year Group Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
Y8 BBC careers workshops
Y9 NHS careers workshop



KS4 options evening with Nottingham College/NES Sixth Form No encounter – legal requirement to happen before 28th Feb
Y10 NFFC community trust AOW Apprenticeship Roadshow Careers Fair Work Experience
Y11 Career adviser meetings


Post-16 AOW from NES Sixth Form and Nottingham College including T-Levels

Post-16 provider Open Evenings

Career adviser meetings


Apprenticeship Roadshow Careers Fair

No encounters – legislation requires encounters to take place by 28 February if in year 11
Y12 Oxbridge Assembly


Foundations Year Assembly

Apprenticeship Roadshow Careers Fair


Uni Workshops


L2 student tour of Notts College


UCAS Exhibition at Derby Arena


Apprentice Assembly

Career adviser meetings


Studying in Scotland Assembly


Y13 Career adviser meetings


Career adviser meetings


Apprenticeship Roadshow Careers Fair


University workshops

No encounters – legislation requires encounters to take place by 28 February if in year 13

Important notes

The academy policies on safeguarding and visitors sets out the school’s approach to allowing providers into school as visitors to talk to our students. These can be found on the school website.

  1. Premises and facilities

The school will make the sports hall, atrium and classrooms or private meeting rooms available for discussions between the provider and students, as appropriate to the activity. The school will also make available projectors and other specialist equipment to support provider presentations. This will all be discussed and agreed in advance of the visit with the IAG or a member of the pastoral team.

Providers are welcome to leave a copy of their prospectus or other relevant course literature at the Reception



Mrs S. Stapleton                                   Mark Storrar
Principal                                               AAB Member – Careers


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The Nottingham Emmanuel School
Gresham Park Road
West Bridgford
E-mail: admin@emmanuel.nottingham.sch.uk
Tel: 0115 977 5380

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