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North Herts
Education Support Centre

Baker Clause Policy Statement

North Herts Education Support Centre uses the Gatsby Benchmarks as a guide to plan our Careers Programme. As part of our commitment to informing our students of the full range of learning and training pathways on offer to them, we are happy to consider requests from training, apprenticeships and vocational education providers to speak to students. 

North Herts Education Support Centre also proactively seek to build relationships with these partners as we plan our Careers Education Information and Guidance (CEIAG) activity throughout the school year to ensure that providers have several opportunities to speak to students across Key Stage 3 and 4, to offer information on vocational, technical and apprenticeship qualifications and pathways. North Herts Education Support Centre ensures that staff that are involved in careers education and pastoral support are up to date on their knowledge of these post 16 pathways, through a programme of Continuing Professional Development.

Opportunities for providers to speak with students may include school assemblies, employer and provider engagement events or opportunities to speak with students and parents on a 1:1 basis supporting GCSE, vocational and post 16 choices. North Herts Education Support Centre’s CEIAG programme is monitored for quality and impact by NHESC’s Senior Leadership and Governance Teams and the monitoring of access to and opportunities to engage with vocational and training providers will form part of this process.

In the first instance, requests by providers should be sent to NHESC’s CEIAG lead, Kate Robinson at k.robinson@northhertsesc.herts.sch.uk .All requests will be considered on the basis of staffing availability to support the activity, clashes with other planned activity, trips or visits to NHESC, interruption to preparation for examinations or rooming and space availability to host the activity.