Ash Field Academy
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Volunteer and Placement Programme

Interested in volunteering?

Need a placement for a college/university course or work experience?


For all of the above we ask that you attend one of our introductory days which are held half termly on the following dates:


  • Tuesday, 13th September 2022
  • Tuesday, 1st November 2022
  • Tuesday, 28th February 2023
  • Thursday, 27th April 2023
  • Thursday, 15th June 2023


The sessions run from 9: 45am till 12pm. 


At your introductory session you will be given important information about the Academy including Safeguarding, Curriculum and Health & Safety. You will also be taken on a tour of the Academy. Towards the end of the session you will have a 10 minute 1:1 discussion with a member of the Ash Field team. Together you will discuss placement or volunteering options specific to you such as days, times and the age of the pupils you would like to work with or the requirements of your placement. We will try to meet your needs as much as possible but due to limited capacity at the Academy we can't always. 


We will also ask to see your current DBS and ID.


All placement students or volunteers need to attend an introductory session. We are unable to support any last minute requests for placement. 


Where possible we aim to reply within 5 working days (term time). Please note the admin department is not open during school holidays. Please monitor your email account carefully. We are unable to send reminders or do extensive follow ups. 


After the introductory day you will receive an email from Ash Field Academy to confirm whether or not a place is available. If you are offered a position and have applied for a DBS through Ash Field Academy we will ask you to contact us once you have received your DBS. On receipt of this information we will confirm the arrangements of your placement including start date and time with you.

All volunteer placements are subject to receipt of a satisfactory reference.


A reference from a previous or present employer or from someone you work for as part of a volunteer placement is preferable. However, if this is not possible, a personal reference is acceptable for our volunteer placements. A personal reference can be provided by teachers, lecturers, group/club leaders, mentors, neighbours or family friends. However, your personal reference should not be written by someone who is solely a friend, partner/spouse or immediate relative (such as a parent or sibling). A reference from a previous or present employer or from someone you work for as part of a volunteer placement should be from an official business email address.


Introductory Sessions


To request a place at one of our introductory day please register your interest on our BookWhen booking:


You will receive an email confirming your attendance and paperwork that must be completed before attending the introductory morning. 


Page Updated 5th September 2022 by E Croft