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This Policy Statement sets out The Skipton Academy’s arrangements for managing the access of providers to students at the Academy for the purpose of giving them information about education or training offers. This complies with the Academy’s legal obligations under Section 42B of the Education Act 1997.

The Skipton Academy will use the Gatsby Benchmarks to inform how the provision of Careers Education, Information and Guidance (CEIAG) is delivered. As part of our commitment to informing students of the full range of learning and training routes available we will consider requests from training providers, vocational education routes and apprenticeship providers to speak to students. We will also approach these partners ourselves when planning and organising key CEIAG events throughout the academic year.

Opportunity Approximate dates Description Gatsby Benchmark

National Careers Week



This week celebrates opportunities for young people who aspire to a variety of careers. This is an opportunity for external partners to engage with the academy. 1, 2, 4, 5, 7

National Apprenticeship Week (for Key Stage 4 Students)


This week celebrates opportunities for young people who aspire to a variety of careers. This is an opportunity for external partners to engage with the academy. 1, 2, 4, 5, 7
Within Curriculum Time Throughout the year Where applicable each unit of work will have a link to at least one specific career where students can see a real-life application of knowledge and skills. External partners may be able to support with these connections. 4, 5
Student Assemblies Throughout the year Students will have the opportunity to listen to guest speakers from a range of career backgrounds; this will broaden their contact with a range of employers. 3, 6
Careers Day February Specific career-focussed days where students can explore a variety of careers and employment providers. 1, 3, 5, 6
Parents Evenings (Year 9 onwards) Throughout the year Increased parental awareness of careers support in making decisions about options, future destinations and opportunities within the academy. 3, 7, 8
Student Mentoring, Support and Guidance Interviews Throughout the year Every student will have had a minimum of one careers and guidance interview by the age of 16. Pupil Premium and EHCP students will be prioritised and will receive an interview prior to choosing options in Year 9. 3, 8

Careers Information, Education, Advice and Guidance at The Skipton Academy

At The Skipton Academy, we are committed to providing high-quality Careers Information, Education and Guidance (CIEAG). To ensure that our students are aware of the full range of learning and training routes available to them, we work in partnership with approved training, apprenticeship and vocational education providers and will consider all requests for providers to share information and meet with our students.

We are proactive in our approach to CIEAG and we will approach a range of providers to share information and attend events and information sessions.

As part of our offer to students, we provide information materials and prospectuses to students. Students can access these materials from the school library. Providers are more than welcome to leave copies of their prospectus and information about the courses and services they offer. These can either be left at the school reception or posted to:

The Skipton Academy, Gargrave Road, Skipton, BD23 1UQ

An overview of the school’s CIEAG programme can be found on the school website at

How we will manage requests from providers

Providers that wish to meet with our students should submit a formal request. This should be sent to our careers leader Jibran Khalil at

All requests should include details of:

  • The date you would like to attend, or ideally a number of options so that we can schedule the session for a date that is appropriate for the school;
  • The format of the session (e.g. presentation, information stand, interactive session);
  • The duration of the session;
  • Any special requirements that the school would need to provide;
  • The number of staff who propose to visit;
  • The contact details of the person at your organisation who we should send our response to.

All requests should be sent in writing or emailed to the school at least 2 weeks prior to the proposed session date.

How the school will make a decision

The senior leadership team will consider all requests received. No request will be unreasonably declined. However, there are likely to be some instances where we cannot accommodate every request. Reasons that we might decline a request could include:

  • The school is unable to provide staff to supervise the session;
  • The school is unable to provide the required resources or premises;
  • Clashes with pre-arranged school events;
  • Interruption to examinations or other important aspects of the school calendar;
  • Potential harm to the safety or well-being of students or other members of the school community.

Accepting a request

The school will make suitable space and resources available to providers that are in line with those specified in the initial request. This will include the use of rooms and IT facilities where it is safe and appropriate to allow access to these. 

If a request is granted, specific premises and facilities that will be offered to providers include:

  • Classrooms
  • Large Presentation Rooms
  • Main Hall

Specific arrangements will be confirmed with the provider in advance of the visit.

If the school accepts a request, it is an expectation that providers will conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect the policies, protocols and procedures in place at our school. 

Further details 

If you have any further questions about this statement or the wider CIEAG programme at our school, please contact Jibran Khalil at

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