Overview and Careers Programme

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Careers Programme at Ashley High School

At Ashley High School we place a great emphasis on our students having a careers programme in place that ensures that they are well equipped for the future and have the information needed to make realistic and informed decisions about further education, training and employment. This starts as soon as they arrive at school in Year 7 and builds significantly through Year 8 to Year 14. We make every effort to support all of our students into a positive destination that utilises their skills and interests. We do this through a rigorous careers programme with the involvement of local employers.

The careers programme is evaluated at the end of each academic year, gaining feedback from all stakeholders. The Careers Leader also completes termly Compass Reports to measure progress towards the Gatsby benchmarks. Student destinations are also used to measure the impact of the careers programme.

Ashley High School is nationally accredited by the Quality in Careers Standard as fully meeting all the accreditation criteria incorporating the Gatsby Benchmark. Click here for more information.

Independent Careers Guidance

Students can access individual careers guidance from the school careers adviser. All students from Year 9 upwards will have the opportunity for a guidance interview before their annual review. The advice given is presented in an impartial manner, showing no bias or favouritism towards a particular institution, education or work option. The careers reports include information on the range of education and training options, including apprenticeships and supported internships. The guidance given promotes the best interests of the students to whom it is given.


If you have any questions or require further information or support around career opportunities please contact Vicki Banks (Careers Co-ordinator) at school. 



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