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Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

Provider Access Policy

This policy statement sets out our arrangements for managing the access of providers to pupils at the Academy 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

The full pupil entitlement can be found in our Careers, Policy but includes the following for all pupils in years 7-13:

  • how 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
  • 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
  • understanding how to make applications for the full range of academic and technical courses

Management of provider access requests

A provider wishing to request access should contact Phil Wilson, Assistant Principal on 0208 304 4926 or via email to

Opportunities for access

Both the Academy and Harris Sixth Form offer a number of events, integrated into the Academy Careers Programme, where students will learn about the alternative pathways ahead of them and have opportunities to meet with providers throughout each Key Stage.  Listed below are the careers based activities already embedded into our curriculum that allow for this access.

Year 7

Assembly Themes Journeys, Courage, London
CEIAG Focus Day
6 week Tutor Time Programme 'Learning about me'

Year 8

Assembly Themes Journeys, Courage, London
CEIAG Focus Day
Curriculum Fair, including University Technology College and Studio Schools
6 week Tutor Time Programme 'Self Development'

Year 9

Assembly Themes Journeys, Courage, London
CEIAG Focus Day
Careers Appointments for those interested in doing KS4 at UTC or other alternative provider
Focus Day - Create a careers fair, including industry speakers
6 week Tutor Time Programme 'Career Pathways'

Year 10

Assembly Themes Journeys, Courage, London
6 week Barclays Life Skills Programme 'Preparing for Work Experience'
Work Experience preparation assembly
Work Experience
At least one Industry Speaker

Year 11

Assembly Themes Journeys, Courage, London
6 week Barclays Life Skills Programme 'Preparing for Work Experience'
Indivdiual Careers Interview
Access to Bexley Open Evening and Post 16 course lists
At least one Industry Speaker

Sixth Form

Assembly Themes Journeys, Courage, London
Tutor Time Activities based on self development and career guidance
Access to Unifrog - giving students direct access to all Univeristy courses and Government approved apprenticeships
University visits
Industry Speakers to visit
Individual Careers Interview
Independent Careers Fair visits

Please speak to our Careers Leader to identify the most suitable opportunity for you.

Premises & Facilities

The Academy will make the main hall, classrooms or private meeting rooms available for discussions between the provider and students, as appropriate to the activity. The Academy will also make available AV and other specialist equipment to support provider presentations. This will all be discussed and agreed in advance of the visit with the Careers Leader or a member of their team.

Providers are welcome to leave a copy of their prospectus or other relevant course literature at the Careers Resource Centre, which is managed by the Harris Federation Careers Advisor. The Resource Centre is available to all students at lunch and break times.