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Careers Policies

Forest of Dean Trust Careers Policy

Provider Access Policy Statement/Baker Clause

The 'Provider Access Legislation' came into force in January 2023.  This policy statement sets out the school’s arrangements for managing the access of providers to 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.

Statutory Guidance

Statutory guidance for schools and guidance for further education colleges and sixth form colleges. This guidance stipulates what we must do to comply with the law and includes Provider Access Legislation (PAL):


We are passionate about achieving the 8 Gatsby Benchmarks, a framework to help us deliver high quality careers provision:

Assessing the impact of our Careers Programme

We use Compass+ to assess the impact of our Careers Programme and ensure that we are meeting the Gatsby Benchmarks:

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Information Published and Policies are reviewed annually in July.