St. Joseph's Catholic College

Provider Access Policy Statement

This policy statement sets out the College’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 College’s legal obligations under Section 42B of the Education Act 1997.

Students in Years 8 – 11 are entitled:

  • To find out about technical education qualifications and apprenticeship opportunities, as part of a careers programme which provides information on the full range of education and training options available at each transition point.
  • To hear from a range of local providers about the opportunities they offer, including technical education and apprenticeships, through options events, assemblies, group discussions and taster events.
  • To understand 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:

Kathryn Sanders
Assistant Principal
Tel:  01793 714200
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Opportunities for access

A number of events, integrated into the College’s careers programme, will offer providers an opportunity to come into the College and speak to students and/or their parents/carers.

Year Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
Year 7 Literature Festival

KS3 Science Challenge Day.

World Book Day.

Year 8 Literature Festival

KS3 Science Challenge Day.

World Book Day.

Science Ambassador Day.
Year 9  

KS3 Science Challenge Day. World Book Day.


Medical Simulation Event at Oxford Brookes University.
Year 10 Post 16 Information Event.

STEM related workshops on Activity Day. Workshops include: BMW/Mini and Tyco.


New College Experience.


Year 11

Post 16 Information Event.

Post 16 Providers Assemblies.

Mock Interview Event.

Swindon JobFest. National Citizenship Service Award.

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


Premises and Facilities

The College will make the main hall, classrooms or private meeting rooms available for discussions between the provider and students, as appropriate to the activity.  The school will also make available projection and other specialist equipment as required to support provider presentations.  This will be discussed and agreed in advance with the Careers Leader.

Providers are welcome to leave a copy of their prospectus or other relevant course literature at the Careers Resource Centre, which is situated in the Yellow Family Area.