As part of Landau Forte QEMS and Sixth Form’s commitment to informing our pupils of the full range of learning and training routes on offer to them, we are happy to consider requests from training providers, Vocational education and apprenticeship providers to speak to students and will also approach these partners ourselves when planning organising key Careers events throughout the school year.
We hold many events and activities which provide opportunities to speak to students both individually and in groups to offer information on vocational, technical and apprenticeship routes. These are usually held within the school day and timings, facilities and parking and registration details are emailed to exhibitors in good time before the event. Enquires about these events can made to Claire Wright the CEIAG lead at [email protected] or Michelle Newey at [email protected].
We also have a number of whole year group assembly slots which offer providers a short opportunity to quickly spread the word about their offer. These are 20 minutes slots to a whole year group of around 150 students or up to 300 in Sixth Form in our main assembly hall which has a projector and speakers for sound. These are usually on offer throughout the academic year. If you are a provider and would like to enquire on the availability of assembly slots please email our CEIAG lead on the details above.
If a provider is unable to attend these events or feels that their presentation needs require different circumstances or that they are hosting an event they wish to promote, in the first instance they should contact Claire Wright the CEIAG adviser to discuss in more detail.
We will need details of the training, vocational or apprenticeship provider you represent, the aim of the presentation, if the request is for an assembly slot, the number of students the presentation or session is designed for, the length of the talk or presentation, the target year group for the session or presentation, what display or other facilities the session would require, how many provider staff (and names of staff) that will be visiting and what support from school staff you would require on the day. If the email is notification of an event at an off site venue, please include timings of the day, a list of other invited schools and providers, any accessible funding streams for transport costs and a visit risk assessment of the venue.
All requests should be emailed at least 6 weeks (a school half term) in advance an expected date for the planned session. All requests will be given due consideration by the CEIAG lead and Senior Leadership link and requests will be refused if:
- they impinge on students preparation for public or internal exams
- they clash with other school events such as visits, other speakers, well-being days, school photographs, sports days, public or internal exams, parents communication events etc
- the school is unable to provide staff to support the presentation or talk due to previous commitments
- rooming for the talk or event is unable to be found due to timetabling clashes
For requests that are approved, Landau Forte QEMS or Sixth Form will provide clear instructions before the event on visitor parking, visitor registration, a contact member of staff and their contact details, the teaching room or school hall to be used at the session and the presentation facilities this space offers.
As part of our wider CEIAG policy, the range of Careers provision for students is reported every academic year to the school governing body and Headteachers.