Doucecroft School


This policy statement sets out the school’s arrangements for managing the access of providers to students at the school for the purposes 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, as amended by the Technical and Further education Act 2017. 

Student Entitlement 

Students in years 7-13 are entitled to  

  • Find out about further and technical education, apprenticeships and traineeships 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 further and technical education, apprenticeships and traineeships 
  • Understand how to make applications for the full range of post school opportunities 

Management of provider access requests 


Any provider wishing to request access should contact the following member of staff: 


Lindsay Hansford ( Careers Leader) 


01206 771234 


[email protected] 

Opportunities for access 

A number of events are integrated into the school careers programme which would potentially offer providers an opportunity to come into school to speak to students and/or their parents. The school calendar varies from year to year so providers need to contact the member of staff named above to identify the most suitable opportunity. The events are usually arranged well in advance so it is essential that providers contact us early in the academic year to be involved in our planning. 

Providers are reminded that we are a SEN school, specifically for students with autismso not all mainstream products and courses will be appropriate for our students. 

Providers will be expected to meet the school’s safeguarding requirements which can be found in the Safeguarding Policy Statement accessible on the school website. 

Premises and Facilities 

Access to appropriate rooms and facilities will be discussed and agreed in advance of the visit.