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Learning without limits

Provider Access

Firwood High School uses the Gatsby Benchmarks as a guide to plan our CEIAG provision. As part of our commitment to informing our students of the full range of learning and training pathways on offer to them, we are happy to consider requests from training, apprenticeship and vocational education providers to speak to students.

We proactively seek to build relationships with these partners as we plan our CEIAG 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, technical and apprenticeship qualifications and pathways.

Firwood High School ensures that staff involved in personal guidance and pastoral support are up to date on their knowledge of these post 16 and post 19 pathways, through our transition programme and a programme of Continuing Professional Development. Opportunities for providers to speak with students may include school assemblies, employer and provider engagement events or opportunities to speak with students and parents on a one-to-one basis supporting post 14, post 16 or post 19 option choices.

Our school’s CEIAG provision is monitored for quality and impact by the schools Senior Leadership and Governance Teams and monitoring of access to and opportunities to engage with, technical, vocational and training providers will form part of this process.

A provider wishing to request access should contact: Sally Martin

Telephone: 01204 333 044


The school will make a suitable space available for discussions between the provider and students, as appropriate to the activity. The school will also make available ICT and other specialist equipment to support provider presentations. This will all be discussed and agreed in advance of the visit with the Careers Advisor or a member of their team.


Providers are welcome to leave a copy of their prospectus or other relevant course literature with the Careers Advisor so that they can be displayed in the Careers Section of the school library.

All requests will be considered on the basis of; staffing availability to support the activity, clashes with other planned activity, trips or visits to the school, interruption to preparation for examinations or rooming and space availability to host the activity.

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