Information for Providers and Employers

Here at Weavers Academy we are keen to give our students every opportunity to access the world of work, and with this in mind, we welcome employers, industry representatives and training providers to make contact with us to support our students in their journey to employability.

We know that employers in the UK have concerns about skills gaps and the work-readiness of some young people. Weavers Academy is a member of the SEMLEP Careers and Enterprise Network, part of the national Careers and Enterprise Company. Our aim is that through employer engagement at all ages, we ensure that young people leave our school with the skills, competencies, knowledge, appropriate qualifications and attitudes needed by employers for both their own career development and economic sustainability and growth.

Calling all Employers and Training Providers

We are looking for passionate employers from businesses and other organisations to help our students and thus shape the future workforce and bring the world of work to life for the next generation.

The following high impact activities are used to work in partnership with businesses to help our students prepare for the world of work:
• Employer Talks
• Business site visits
• Mentoring
• Enterprise activities
• Work experience and job shadowing
• Mock interviews and CV preparation

Provider access policy and Baker Clause

This policy statement sets out the school’s arrangements for managing the access of providers to pupils at the school 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.

The CET Provider Access Policy can be found here.

Provider Access Legislation and Pupil Entitlement

All pupils in years 8-13 are entitled:

  • 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.
  • to experience two encounters for pupils during the ‘first key phase’ (year 8 or 9) that are mandatory for all pupils to attend.
  • to experience two further encounters for pupils during the ‘second key phase’ (year 10 or 11) that are mandatory for all pupils to attend. 
  • to experience two encounters for pupils during the ‘third key phase’ (year 12 or 13) that are mandatory for the school to put on but optional for pupils to attend.
  • to understand how to make applications for the full range of academic and technical courses.


A provider wishing to request access or anyone wishing to discuss our careers provision should contact the school Careers Leader, Miss Chelsie Robinson-Barr, via email or by calling 01933 222830.

This information is reviewed annually in September