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07. Employers & Labour Market Information (LMI) including The Baker Clause Statement

(The Baker Clause) Access to Provider Statement - Support for Employers 

The Baker Clause states that all schools should ensure that training providers, colleges and employers should have access to every student to discuss non-academic routes available to them. This includes finding out about apprenticeships, T-levels and BTEC courses which are considered vocational courses. It's never too early to start talking about the future with our young people, which is why we try our very best to ensure that everyone encounters a broad range of providers and employers in our careers programme. We do this by:

  • Offering young people in every year group a careers interview, particularly during the GCSE option process, as well as post 16 and 18 options. During these interviews, a range of providers are discussed with a student to find out what best suits them in terms of career choices and courses. Vocational courses are discussed just as much as more academic routes, depending on the student
  • Providers and employers visit our school to deliver assemblies, such as Bath and Wiltshire College
  • Employers are invited into school during National Careers Week to lead assemblies 
  • Our annual careers fair involves a whole host of providers and employers. The fair is open to all of our young people throughout the day. Parents are invited to attend with their child after school
  • Our extensive careers' library gives our young people a whole host of information regarding the opportunities open to them
  • We also mark National Apprenticeship Week and invite local employers and apprentices into school to talk about their experiences 
  • Vocational routes are discussed during careers education lessons in PSHE from year nine upwards, as well as being delivered through careers sessions during tutor time
  • Trips are arranged to visit local providers to find out more about vocational courses 

We are always keen to encourage employers into our school to work with our young people. If you feel you could offer your time to deliver an assembly about your own career journey, or maybe deliver something curriculum based in lessons, then please do get in touch 

In PSHE lessons, we refer to labour market information (LMI) in year nine, ten and eleven. LMI is a useful tool to help research future jobs in the local area, understand the skills needed for certain roles and the demand for future employment. We also make young people aware that the school is currently preparing them for some jobs that do not yet exist. 

Take a look at some current trends in the labour market, both locally and nationally. These trends are regularly updated, so they can be easily found on an internet search engine by typing in 'LMI trends UK' or 'LMI trends Wiltshire UK'.