Baker Clause Policy Statement

Chace Community School 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, apprenticeship and vocational education providers to speak to students.

This complies with the School’s legal obligations under Section 42B of the Education Act 1997.

Chace Community School also proactively seeks to build relationships with education partners as we plan our careers activity throughout the school year to ensure that providers have multiple opportunities to speak to students and their parents across years 7- 13, to offer information on vocational, technical and apprenticeship qualifications and pathways.

Chace Community School ensures that staff involved in guidance and pastoral support are up to date with their knowledge of post 16 and post 18 pathways.

Student Entitlement
Students in years 7-13 are entitled to:

  • Hear from a range of local providers about the opportunities they offer, including technical education and apprenticeships;
  • Find out about technical education qualifications and apprenticeships at each transition point;
  • Understand how to make applications for the full range of academic and technical courses.

Opportunities for Access
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 one-to-one basis supporting GCSE, post 16 or post 18 option choices.

Management of Provider Access Requests
In the first instance, requests by providers, or if you have any questions, should be sent to the Careers Lead, Ms Jenny Linney at .

Careers Guidance


At Chace we are committed to providing excellent impartial careers education and guidance to all students which takes into account the statutory duty to ‘secure access to independent careers advice’ and to present careers guidance in an impartial manner’.

The Government’s careers strategy published on 4 December 2017, sets out a long term plan to build a world class careers system that will help young people and adults choose the career that is right for them. This statutory guidance has been updated to expand on the aim of the strategy to make sure that all young people in secondary school get a programme of advice and guidance that is stable, structured and delivered by individuals with the right skills and experience.

To achieve this aim, from January 2017, our careers strategy has adopted the Gatsby Charitable Foundation’s Benchmarks framework to develop and improve our careers provision.

As a school we are working to have all 8 benchmarks in place by 2020. To review the progress we have made so far towards adopting the benchmarks – please click here.

Ms. Jenny Linney, Assistant Headteacher, is our careers lead in school.

We aim to provide our students with the self-awareness, experience, knowledge and confidence to make informed future choices and to move successfully within Chace and beyond. Students seeking careers advice on site can access an external and impartial careers advisor:

Mr. Danny Murphy
Young Careers Reed in Partnership

Our Careers Education, Information, Advice, Guidance and Work Experience Policy can be found on the policies page and can be accessed using the link below.

The National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance to help make decisions on learning, training and work. Information can be accessed using the link below.

Sixth Form Careers

Sixth Form are welcome to see Jamila, our Changing Futures careers mentor, to discuss their career options. She is in school Monday to Wednesday and  her office is A28.

Check the Careers Notice Board in the Sixth Form area for job or Apprenticeship opportunities. These are also regularly forwarded to year 13 via email.

Step Forward are in after half term to talk to Year 13s who are looking for apprenticeships. They offer a year’s paid placement in a variety of industries.

Useful websites: