As part of our commitment to informing our scholars of the full range of learning and training pathways on offer to them, we are happy to consider requests from training, apprenticeship, and vocational education providers to speak to scholars.
Ark Greenwich Free School also proactively seeks to build relationships with these partners as we plan our Pathways and Enrichment activities throughout the school year to ensure that providers have multiple opportunities to speak to scholars and their parents across Years 7-11, to offer information on vocational, technical and apprenticeship qualifications and pathways. Ark Greenwich Free School ensures that school staff involved in personal guidance and pastoral support are up to date on their knowledge of these post-16 and post-18 pathways, through a programme of Continued Professional Development.
Opportunities for providers to speak with scholars may include school assemblies, employer and provider engagement events or opportunities to speak with scholars and parents on a one-to-one basis supporting GCSE, post-16 or post-18 option choices. Ark Greenwich Free School's Pathways and Enrichment programme is monitored for quality and impact by the school's Senior Leadership and Governance Teams and monitoring of access to and opportunities to engage with, technical, vocational and training providers will form part of this process.
In the first instance, requests by providers should be sent to the Academy’s Pathways Lead, Ms Connolly at firstname.lastname@example.org, with a minimum of six weeks’ lead time. All requests will be considered on the basis of: staffing availability to support the activity, clashes with other planned activities, trips or visits to the school, interruption to preparation for examinations or rooming and space availability to host the activity.
For questions on this or Ark Greenwich Free School's wider Pathways and Enrichment programme, please contact the Academy’s Pathways Lead, Ms Connolly.