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PAL Policy   


Providers Access Legislation Statement   


Treetops Learning Community endeavours to ensure that all students are aware of all routes to higher skills and are able to access information on technical options and apprenticeships (The Department of Education, July 2021: “Baker Clause”: supporting students to understand the full range of education and training options, and the Provider Access Legislation, January 2023).  


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.    


Treetops Learning Community uses the Gatsby Benchmarks as a guide to plan our Pathways and Enrichment programme as part of a holistic approach careers programme enabling all our students to make an informed choice about their post 16 provision. It is our commitment to inform our students of the full range of learning and training pathways on offer to them both academic and non-academic routes, we are happy to consider requests from training, apprenticeship and vocational education providers to speak to students.  


This is also measured regularly against the careers standards of the Gatsby benchmarks using a Compass Plus assessment framework and evaluation with students, teachers and SLT as part of a progressive careers programme.  


Treetops Learning Community also proactively seek to build relationships with these partners as we plan our Pathways and Enrichment activities throughout the school year to ensure that providers have multiple opportunities to speak to students and their parents across years 7 – 14, to offer information on vocational and apprenticeships qualifications and pathways involving personal guidance and pastoral support.  


Management of Provider Access Requests: Procedure 


A careers provider/employer/apprenticeship provider wishing to request access to Treetops Learning Community Schools should contact either: 


 Ms Traci Clark  KS4 or Mrs Lucy Meek KS5 (Careers Leaders & Coordinators.)   


Telephone 01375 372723  


Email or  

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