School closes on Friday 19th July 2024 at 1pm. School reopens on Wednesday 4th September 2024 at 8.50am. We welcome employers wanting to engage with our school, please contact us for more information on how you can support our careers programme.


Our overall aim is to support our students in making well informed and realistic career decisions for the future. We do this by providing:


  • individual careers guidance for students in Year 9 and above.
  • access to up to date careers information.
  • a comprehensive careers programme from Year 7 onwards.
  • links with local employers.


The Careers Team
Nikki Lightfoot - Assistant Head and Careers Lead
Nikki oversees the careers programme and ensures that there is a clear link between careers delivery and strategic planning supported by senior management.
Vicki Banks - CEIAG and Work Experience Co-ordinator
Vicki ensures that there is a varied careers programme in place and liaises with local employers and providers. She is a fully qualified careers adviser and undertakes one to one guidance interviews.

Julie Jones – Enterprise Coordinator - Liverpool City Region Careers Hub.

Julie works with the Careers Team in school to provide support and advice to help the school achieve and strengthen the Gatsby Benchmarks.


Francesca Manca - Enterprise Adviser - 


Francesca is the Director of Underwing. She is a strategist and coach helping businesses achieve growth through bespoke plans created around their lives and needs. Francesca specialises in female founders and neurodivergent entrepreneurs, and as an Enterprise Adviser I help the schools I am assigned to give their students a broader vision of the world of work, and hopefully think outside of the box when it comes to careers.


If you require further details, please contact Vicki Banks or Nikki Lightfoot at Ashley High School on 0151 424 4892.